Isaiah 29-31New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Jerusalem Is Warned
29 Woe, O [a]Ariel, [b]Ariel the city where David once camped!
5 But the multitude of your [f]enemies will become like fine dust,
9 Be delayed and wait,
11 The entire vision will be to you like the words of a sealed [k]book, which when they give it to the one who [l]is literate, saying, “Please read this,” he will say, “I cannot, for it is sealed.” 12 Then the [m]book will be given to the one who [n]is illiterate, saying, “Please read this.” And he will say, “I [o]cannot read.”
13 Then the Lord said,
“Because this people draw near with their [p]words
15 Woe to those who deeply hide their [u]plans from the Lord,
Blessing after Discipline
17 Is it not yet just a little while
22 Therefore thus says the Lord, who redeemed Abraham, concerning the house of Jacob:
“Jacob shall not now be ashamed, nor shall his face now turn pale;
Judah Warned against Egyptian Alliance
30 “Woe to the rebellious children,” declares the Lord,
6 The [ai]oracle concerning the beasts of the Negev.
Through a land of distress and anguish,
12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel,
“Since you have rejected this word
15 For thus the Lord [av]God, the Holy One of Israel, has said,
“In [aw]repentance and rest you will be saved,
God Is Gracious and Just
19 [bb]O people in Zion, inhabitant in Jerusalem, you will weep no longer. He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry; when He hears it, He will answer you. 20 Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher. 21 Your ears will hear a word behind you, “[bc]This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left. 22 And you will defile your graven images overlaid with silver, and your molten images plated with gold. You will scatter them as an impure thing, and say to [bd]them, “Be gone!”
23 Then He will give you rain for [be]the seed which you will sow in the ground, and bread from the yield of the ground, and it will be [bf]rich and [bg]plenteous; on that day your livestock will graze in a roomy pasture. 24 Also the oxen and the donkeys which work the ground will eat salted fodder, which [bh]has been winnowed with shovel and fork. 25 On every lofty mountain and on every high hill there will be [bi]streams running with water on the day of the great slaughter, when the towers fall. 26 The light of the moon will be as the light of the sun, and the light of the sun will be seven times brighter, like the light of seven days, on the day the Lord binds up the fracture of His people and heals the bruise [bj]He has inflicted.
27 Behold, the name of the Lord comes from a [bk]remote place;
Help Not in Egypt but in God
31 Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help
4 For thus says the Lord to me,
“As the lion or the young lion growls over his prey,
6 Return to Him from whom [bx]you have deeply defected, O sons of Israel. 7 For in that day every man will cast away his silver idols and his gold idols, which your sinful hands have made for you as a sin.
8 And the Assyrian will fall by a sword not of man,
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