Isaiah 30:16-18 The Passion Translation (TPT)
16 And though you boast, ‘No! We will flee on horses,’
you will indeed flee for your lives!
You say, ‘We will ride on swift horses,’
but your pursuers will be swift to chase you!
17 A thousand will flee at the threat of one,
and all will flee at the threat of five,
until nothing will be left of you—
like a lonely flagstaff on the top of a hill,
or like a signpost on a barren mountain!”
God’s Promise to His People
18 For this reason the Lord is still waiting to show his favor to you
so he can show you his marvelous love.
He waits to be gracious to you.
He sits on his throne ready to show mercy to you.
For Yahweh is the Lord of justice,
faithful to keep his promises.
Overwhelmed with bliss are all
who will entwine their hearts in him,
waiting for him to help them.