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Chapter 30

{See also Ezekiel 17:15 and Jeremiah 27}
1~~Woe to the rebellious children,
said Jehovah/God,
that take counsel,
but not of Me {no bible doctrine}.
  {they listen to the "opinions" of man but not of God thru His Word}

And that cover with a covering
  {idiom meaning they are sneaky, two-timing, four flushers},
but not of My Spirit,
that they may add sin to sin
  {this is explained in next verse}.

{Trusting in Man (Egypt) Instead of Trusting in the Lord}
2~~That walk to go down into Egypt,
and have not asked at My Mouth
  {won't listen to doctrine}
to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh,
and to trust in the shadow of Egypt
  {instead of trusting in the Lord}.

3~~Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh
be your shame,
and to trust in the shadow of Egypt . . .
your confusion.

4~~For his princes are at Zoan,
  {Pharaoh had sent negotiators to Zoan
  when Isaiah preached this sermon}
and his ambassadors came to Hanes.
  {where the agreement was carried out}

5~~They were all ashamed of a people
that could not profit them,
nor be an help nor profit,
but a shame, and also a reproach.

6~~The burden of the animals/beasts of the south {Egypt}
into the land of trouble and anguish,
from whence come the young and old lion,
the viper and fiery flying serpent,
  {symbols of Egyptian power in the past}
they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses,
and their treasures upon the bunches of camels,
to a people that shall not profit them.

7~~For the Egyptians shall help in vain,
and to no purpose.

Therefore have I cried concerning this,
'Their strength is to sit still.'
  {idiom for no strength}

8 Now go, write it before them in a table,
and note it in a book,
that it may be for the time to come forever and ever.

9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children,
children that will not hear the law of Jehovah/God.

10 Who say to the seers, "See not."

And to the prophets, "Prophesy not unto us right things,
speak unto us smooth/flattering things . . .
prophesy deceits/illusions. 11

Get you out of the way,
turn aside out of the path,
cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us."

12 Wherefore thus said the Holy One of Israel,
"Because you despise this Word,
and trust in oppression and perverseness,
and stay thereon . . . 13
therefore this 'punishment for sin'/iniquity {`avon}
shall be to you as a breach ready to fall,
swelling out in a high wall,
whose breaking comes suddenly at an instant. 14
And he shall break it as the breaking of the potter's vessel
that is broken in pieces.
He shall not spare.
So that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd
to take fire from the hearth,
or to take water withal out of the pit."

15`` For thus said the Lord/'Adonay God/Jehovah,
the Holy One of Israel,
"In returning and rest shall you be saved.
In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.
And you would not."

16 But you said,
'No . . . for we will flee upon horses.'

Therefore shall you flee.
And, 'we will ride upon the swift' . . .
therefore shall those who pursue you be swift.

17 One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one.
At the rebuke of five shall you flee . . .
till you be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain,
and as an ensign on an hill.

18~~ And therefore Jehovah/God
will wait/'tap His foot',
that He may be gracious unto you,
and therefore will He be exalted,
that He may have mercy upon you
for Jehovah/God is a God of judgment.

Blessed are all those who wait for Him.

19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem.

You shall weep no more.

He will be very gracious unto you
at the voice of your cry.

When he shall hear it, he will answer you.

20`` And though the Lord/'Adonay
give you the bread of adversity,
and the water of affliction,
yet shall not your teachers be removed into a corner any more,
but your eyes shall see your teachers.

21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,
'This is the Way,
Walk you in it'
when you turn to the right hand,
and when you turn to the left.

22 You shall defile also
the covering of your graven images of silver,
and the ornament of your molten images of gold.

You shall cast them away as a menstruous cloth.

You shall say unto it, 'Get you there.'

23 Then shall He give the rain of your seed,
that you shall sow the ground withal
and bread of the increase of the earth,
and it shall be fat and plenteous.

In that day
shall your cattle feed in large pastures.

24 The oxen likewise and the young asses
that ear the ground shall eat clean provender,
which has been winnowed
with the shovel and with the fan.

25 And there shall be upon every high mountain,
and upon every high hill,
rivers and streams of waters in the day of the great slaughter,
when the towers fall.

26 Moreover the light of the moon
shall be as the light of the sun,
and the light of the sun shall be sevenfold,
as the light of seven days,
in the day that Jehovah/God binds up the breach of His people,
and heals the stroke of their wound.

27 Behold, the name of Jehovah/God comes from far,
burning with His anger,
and the burden thereof is heavy.
His lips are full of indignation,
and his tongue as a devouring fire.

28 And His breath,
as an overflowing stream,
shall reach to the midst of the neck,
to sift the nations with the sieve of vanity/emptiness.

And there shall be a bridle in the jaws of the people,
causing them to err.

29 You shall have a song,
as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept
and gladness of heart,
as when one goes with a pipe to come
into the mountain of Jehovah/God,
to the mighty One of Israel.

30 And Jehovah/God
shall cause His glorious voice to be heard,
and shall show the lighting down of His arm,
with the indignation of His anger,
and with the flame of a devouring fire,
with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.

31 For through the voice of Jehovah/God
shall the Assyrian be beaten down,
which smote with a rod.

32 And in every place
where the grounded staff shall pass,
which Jehovah/God shall lay upon him,
it shall be with tabrets and harps.

And in battles of shaking will He fight with it.

33 For Tophet is ordained of old.
Yes, for the king it is prepared.
He has made it deep and large.
The pile thereof is fire and much wood.
The breath of Jehovah/God,
like a stream of brimstone,
does kindle it.