Isaiah 28 - Prayer Tents



Share:

Previous ChapterNext ChapterReduce Font SizeIncrease Font Size
Isaiah 28
Good News Translation

A Warning to the Northern Kingdom

28The kingdom of Israel is doomed! Its glory is fading like the crowns of flowers on the heads of its drunken leaders. Their proud heads are well perfumed, but there they lie, dead drunk.H1945H5850H1348H7910H669H6643H8597H5034H6731H7218H8081H1516H1986H3196 2The Lord has someone strong and powerful ready to attack them, someone who will come like a hailstorm, like a torrent of rain, like a rushing, overpowering flood, and will overwhelm the land.H136H2389H533H2230H1259H6986H8178H2230H3524H4325H7857H3240H776H3027 3The pride of those drunken leaders will be trampled underfoot.H5850H1348H7910H669H7429H7272 4The fading glory of those proud leaders will disappear like the first figs of the season, picked and eaten as soon as they are ripe.H6643H8597H7218H8081H1516H5034H6733H1061H7019H7200H7200H3709H1104 5A day is coming when the LORD Almighty will be like a glorious crown of flowers for his people who survive.H3117H3068H6635H5850H6643H6843H8597H7605H5971 6He will give a sense of justice to those who serve as judges, and courage to those who defend the city gates from attack.H7307H4941H3427H4941H1369H7725H4421H8179

Isaiah and the Drunken Prophets of Judah

7Even the prophets and the priests are so drunk that they stagger. They have drunk so much wine and liquor that they stumble in confusion. The prophets are too drunk to understand the visions that God sends, and the priests are too drunk to decide the cases that are brought to them.H428H7686H3196H7941H8582H3548H5030H7686H7941H1104H4480H3196H8582H7941H7686H7203H6328H6417 8The tables where they sit are all covered with vomit, and not a clean spot is left.H7979H4390H6892H6675H4725 9They complain about me. They say, "Who does that man think he's teaching? Who needs his message? It's only good for babies that have just stopped nursing!H3384H1844H995H8052H1580H2461H6267H7699 10He is trying to teach us letter by letter, line by line, lesson by lesson."H6673H6673H6673H6673H6957H6957H6957H6957H2191H2191 11If you won't listen to me, then God will use foreigners speaking some strange-sounding language to teach you a lesson.H3934H8193H312H3956H1696H5971 12He offered rest and comfort to all of you, but you refused to listen to him.H559H4496H5889H5117H4774H14H8085 13That is why the LORD is going to teach you letter by letter, line by line, lesson by lesson. Then you will stumble with every step you take. You will be wounded, trapped, and taken prisoner.H1697H3068H6673H6673H6673H6673H6957H6957H6957H6957H2191H2191H3212H3782H268H7665H3369H3920

A Cornerstone for Zion

14Now you arrogant leaders who rule here in Jerusalem over this people, listen to what the LORD is saying.H8085H1697H3068H3944H582H4910H5971H3389 15You boast that you have made a treaty with death and reached an agreement with the world of the dead. You are certain that disaster will spare you when it comes, because you depend on lies and deceit to keep you safe.H559H3772H1285H4194H7585H6213H2374H7857H7752H7885H5674H5674H935H7760H3577H4268H8267H5641 16This, now, is what the Sovereign LORD says: "I am placing in Zion a foundation that is firm and strong. In it I am putting a solid cornerstone on which are written the words, 'Faith that is firm is also patient.'H559H136H3069H3245H6726H68H976H68H3368H6438H3245H4143H539H2363 17Justice will be the measuring line for the foundation, and honesty will be its plumb line." Hailstorms will sweep away all the lies you depend on, and floods will destroy your security.H4941H7760H6957H6666H4949H1259H3261H4268H3577H4325H7857H5643 18The treaty you have made with death will be abolished, and your agreement with the world of the dead will be canceled. When disaster sweeps down, you will be overcome.H1285H4194H3722H2380H7585H6965H7857H7752H5674H4823 19It will strike you again and again, morning after morning. You will have to bear it day and night. Each new message from God will bring new terror!H1767H5674H3947H1242H1242H5674H3117H3915H2113H995H8052 20You will be like the person in the proverb, who tries to sleep in a bed too short to stretch out on, with a blanket too narrow to wrap himself in.H4702H7114H8311H4541H6887H3664 21The LORD will fight as he did at Mount Perazim and in the valley of Gibeon, in order to do what he intends to do—strange as his actions may seem. He will complete his work, his mysterious work.H3068H6965H2022H6559H7264H6010H1391H6213H4639H2114H4639H5647H5656H5237H5656 22Don't laugh at the warning I am giving you! If you do, it will be even harder for you to escape. I have heard the LORD Almighty's decision to destroy the whole country.H3887H4147H2388H8085H136H3069H6635H3617H2782H776

God’s Wisdom

23Listen to what I am saying; pay attention to what I am telling you.H238H8085H6963H7181H8085H565 24Farmers don't constantly plow their fields and keep getting them ready for planting.H2790H2790H3117H2232H6605H7702H127 25Once they have prepared the soil, they plant the seeds of herbs such as dill and cumin. They plant rows of wheat and barley, and at the edges of their fields they plant other grain.H7737H6440H6327H7100H2236H3646H7760H7795H2406H5567H8184H3698H1367 26They know how to do their work, because God has taught them.H430H3256H4941H3384 27They never use a heavy club to beat out dill seeds or cumin seeds; instead they use light sticks of the proper size.H7100H1758H2742H5699H212H5437H3646H7100H2251H4294H3646H7626 28They do not ruin the wheat by threshing it endlessly, and they know how to thresh it by driving a cart over it without bruising the grains.H3899H1854H5331H156H1758H2000H1536H5699H1854H6571 29All this wisdom comes from the LORD Almighty. The plans God makes are wise, and they always succeed.H3318H3068H6635H6381H6098H1431H8454


Good News Translation. Scripture taken from the Good News Translation in Today’s English Version- Second Edition Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society. Used by Permission. More details.

Old Testament
  • 25. Lamentations (5)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 29. Joel (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 31. Obadiah (1)
  • 1
  • 34. Nahum (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 35. Habakkuk (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 36. Zephaniah (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 37. Haggai (2)
  • 1
  • 2

New Testament
  • 50. Philippians (4)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 51. Colossians (4)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 52. 1 Thessalonians (5)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 53. 2 Thessalonians (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 55. 2 Timothy (4)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 56. Titus (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 57. Philemon (1)
  • 1
  • 61. 2 Peter (3)
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 63. 2 John (1)
  • 1
  • 64. 3 John (1)
  • 1
  • 65. Jude (1)
  • 1
Please login to see history of your searches
Hide Subtitles
Hide Footnotes
Spacing: 0 1 2 3
Return to top