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Isaiah 32:4

    Isaiah 32:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the heart of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The man of sudden impulses will become wise in heart, and he whose tongue is slow will get the power of talking clearly.

    Webster's Revision

    And the heart of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

    World English Bible

    The heart of the rash will understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The heart also of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 32:4

    The heart also of the rash - Margin, 'Hasty.' The Hebrew word denotes those who hasten; that is, those who are precipitate in forming a judgment, or deciding on a course of action. They do not take time to deliberate, and consequently they are led headlong into error, and into improper courses of life.

    Shall understand knowledge - They shall take time to deliberate; and they shall consequently form a more enlightened judgment.

    And the tongue of the stammerers - The 'stammerers' (compare the note at Isaiah 28:11) seem here to denote those who had indistinct and confused views of subjects, or who were incapable of expressing clear and intelligible views of divine truth.

    Shall be ready to speak plainly - Margin, 'Elegantly.' The Hebrew is צתות tsâthôth 'clear,' 'white,' usually applied to a bright, clear, white light. The sense is, that there should be no indistinctness or obscurity in their views and modes of utterance.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 32:4

    32:4 The rash - Who were hasty in judging of things; which is an argument of ignorance and folly. The tongue - That used to speak of the things of God, darkly, and doubtfully; which though it was in part fulfilled in Hezekiah, yet was truly and fully accomplished only by Christ, who wrought this wonderful change in an innumerable company both of Jews and Gentiles.