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Isaiah 28:22

    Isaiah 28:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now therefore be you not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined on the whole earth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now therefore be ye not scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for a decree of destruction have I heard from the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, upon the whole earth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And now, take care that you do not make sport of him, or your bands will be made strong; for I have had word from the Lord, the Lord of armies, of an end, of a complete end, which is to come on all the land.

    Webster's Revision

    Now therefore be ye not scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for a decree of destruction have I heard from the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, upon the whole earth.

    World English Bible

    Now therefore don't be scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for I have heard a decree of destruction from the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, on the whole earth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now therefore be ye not scorners, lest your bands be made strong: for a consummation, and that determined, have I heard from the Lord, the LORD of hosts, upon the whole earth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Isaiah 28:22

    The Lord God - אדני יהוה Adonai Jehovah. Adonai is omitted by four of Kennicott's MSS., and in the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 28:22

    Now therefore - In view of the certain judgment which God will bring upon you.

    Be ye not mockers - This was the prevailing sin Isaiah 28:9-14, and on account of this sin in part the judgment of God was about to come upon the guilty nation.

    Lest your bands be made strong - Lest your confinement should be more severe and protracted. God would punish them according to their sins, and if they now ceased to mock and deride him it would greatly mitigate the severity of their punishment (compare Isaiah 24:22).

    For I have heard ... - I, the prophet, have heard Yahweh of hosts threaten a consumption.

    A consumption ... - (see this phrase explained in the note at Isaiah 10:23)

    Upon the whole earth - The whole land of Judea (see the note at Isaiah 24:1).

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 28:22

    28:22 Lest - Lest thereby you make the judgments of God sure and unavoidable. For - God hath assured me, that he will utterly destroy the people of Israel.