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Precept Upon Precept (19.2.09)

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Scribal Note: I am directed to Isaiah 28:5–29 and thereon inscribing His boldness: 


Isa 28:5    In that day the LORD of hosts will be For a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty To the remnant of His people,

Isa 28:6    For a spirit of justice to him who sits in judgment, And for strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.

Isa 28:7    But they also have erred through wine, And through intoxicating drink are out of the way; The priest and the prophet have erred through intoxicating drink, They are swallowed up by wine, They are out of the way through intoxicating drink; They err in vision, they stumble [in] judgment.

Isa 28:8    For all tables are full of vomit [and] filth; No place [is clean].

Isa 28:9    "Whom will he teach knowledge? And whom will he make to understand the message? Those [just] weaned from milk? Those [just] drawn from the breasts?

Isa 28:10    For precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little."

Isa 28:11    For with stammering lips and another tongue He will speak to this people,

Isa 28:12    To whom He said, "This [is] the rest [with which] You may cause the weary to rest," And, "This [is] the refreshing"; Yet they would not hear.

Isa 28:13    But the word of the LORD was to them, "Precept upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, Here a little, there a little," That they might go and fall backward, and be broken And snared and caught.

Isa 28:14    Therefore hear the word of the LORD, you scornful men, Who rule this people who [are] in Jerusalem,

Isa 28:15    Because you have said, "We have made a covenant with death, And with Sheol we are in agreement. When the overflowing scourge passes through, It will not come to us, For we have made lies our refuge, And under falsehood we have hidden ourselves."

Isa 28:16    Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; Whoever believes will not act hastily.

Isa 28:17    Also I will make justice the measuring line, And righteousness the plummet; The hail will sweep away the refuge of lies, And the waters will overflow the hiding place.

Isa 28:18    Your covenant with death will be annulled, And your agreement with Sheol will not stand; When the overflowing scourge passes through, Then you will be trampled down by it.

Isa 28:19    As often as it goes out it will take you; For morning by morning it will pass over, And by day and by night; It will be a terror just to understand the report."

Isa 28:20    For the bed is too short to stretch out [on], And the covering so narrow that one cannot wrap himself [in it].

Isa 28:21    For the LORD will rise up as [at] Mount Perazim, He will be angry as in the Valley of Gibeon –  That He may do His work, His awesome work, And bring to pass His act, His unusual act.

Isa 28:22    Now therefore, do not be mockers, Lest your bonds be made strong; For I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts, A destruction determined even upon the whole earth.

Isa 28:23    Give ear and hear my voice, Listen and hear my speech.

Isa 28:24    Does the ploughman keep ploughing all day to sow? Does he keep turning his soil and breaking the clods?

Isa 28:25    When he has levelled its surface, Does he not sow the black cummin And scatter the cummin, Plant the wheat in rows, The barley in the appointed place, And the spelt in its place?

Isa 28:26    For He instructs him in right judgment, His God teaches him.

Isa 28:27    For the black cummin is not threshed with a threshing sledge, Nor is a cartwheel rolled over the cummin; But the black cummin is beaten out with a stick, And the cummin with a rod.

Isa 28:28    Bread [flour] must be ground; Therefore he does not thresh it forever, Break [it with] his cartwheel, Or crush it [with] his horsemen.

Isa 28:29    This also comes from the LORD of hosts, [Who] is wonderful in counsel [and] excellent in guidance.


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