Isaiah 28:11
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New International Version
Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people,

New Living Translation
So now God will have to speak to his people through foreign oppressors who speak a strange language!

English Standard Version
For by people of strange lips and with a foreign tongue the LORD will speak to this people,

New American Standard Bible
Indeed, He will speak to this people Through stammering lips and a foreign tongue,

King James Bible
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So He will speak to this people with stammering speech and in a foreign language.

International Standard Version
Very well, then, through the mouths of foreigners and foreign languages the LORD will speak to this people

NET Bible
For with mocking lips and a foreign tongue he will speak to these people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will speak to these people. He will mock them by speaking in a foreign language.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For with stammering lips and another tongue he will speak to this people.

King James 2000 Bible
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

American King James Version
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

American Standard Version
Nay, but by men of'strange lips and with another tongue will he speak to this people;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For with the speech of lips, and with another tongue he will speak to this people.

Darby Bible Translation
For with stammering lips and a strange tongue will he speak to this people;

English Revised Version
Nay, but by men of strange lips and with another tongue will he speak to this people:

Webster's Bible Translation
For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

World English Bible
But he will speak to this nation with stammering lips and in another language;

Young's Literal Translation
For by scorned lip, and by another tongue, Doth He speak unto this people.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

28:5-15 The prophet next turns to Judah, whom he calls the residue of his people. Happy are those alone, who glory in the Lord of hosts himself. Hence his people get wisdom and strength for every service and every conflict. But it is only in Christ Jesus that the holy God communicates with sinful man. And whether those that teach are drunk with wine, or intoxicated with false doctrines and notions concerning the kingdom and salvation of the Messiah, they not only err themselves, but lead multitudes astray. All places where such persons have taught are filled with errors. For our instruction in the things of God, it is needful that the same precept and the same line should be often repeated to us, that we may the better understand them. God, by his word, calls us to what is really for our advantage; the service of God is the only true rest for those weary of the service of sin, and there is no refreshment but under the easy yoke of the Lord Jesus. All this had little effect upon the people. Those who will not understand what is plain, but scorn and despise it as mean and trifling, are justly punished. If we are at peace with God, we have, in effect, made a covenant with death; whenever it comes, it cannot do us any real damage, if we are Christ's. But to think of making death our friend, while by sin we are making God our enemy, is absurd. And do not they make lies their refuge who trust in their own righteousness, or to a death-bed repentance? which is a resolution to sin no more, when it is no longer in their power to do so.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 11-13. - JUDAH'S PUNISHMENT. God will retort on the Jews their scorn of his prophet, and, as they will not be taught by his utterances, which they find to be childish and unrefined, will teach them by utterances still more unrefined - those of the Assyrians, which will be quite as monotonous and quite as full of minutiae as Isaiah's. Verse 11. - With stammering lips and with another tongue. The Assyrian language, though a Semitic idiom nearly allied to Hebrew, was sufficiently different to sound in the ears of a Jew like his own tongue mispronounced and barbarized.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. Or "hath spoken" (s); as parents and nurses, in a lisping manner, and in a language and tone different from what they use in common, speak unto their children, accommodating themselves according to their capacities and weakness; and so it is a continuation of the method to be used in instructing the Jews, as being like children: or else these words are to be considered as a reason why, since they refused instruction in this plain, easy, and gentle manner, by the ministry of the prophets of the Lord, he would speak to them in a more severe and in a rougher manner in his providences, and bring a people against them of a strange language they understood not, and so should not be able to treat and make peace with them, and who would carry them captive into a strange land; which was fulfilled by bringing the Chaldean army upon them, Jeremiah 5:15 see 1 Corinthians 14:21 and afterwards the Romans.

(s) So Gataker.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. For—rather, "Truly." This is Isaiah's reply to the scoffers: Your drunken questions shall be answered by the severe lessons from God conveyed through the Assyrians and Babylonians; the dialect of these, though Semitic, like the Hebrew, was so far different as to sound to the Jews like the speech of stammerers (compare Isa 33:19; 36:11). To them who will not understand God will speak still more unintelligibly.

Isaiah 28:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Judgment on Ephraim
10"For He says, 'Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there.'" 11Indeed, He will speak to this people Through stammering lips and a foreign tongue, 12He who said to them, "Here is rest, give rest to the weary," And, "Here is repose," but they would not listen.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 14:21
In the Law it is written: "With other tongues and through the lips of foreigners I will speak to this people, but even then they will not listen to me, says the Lord."

Isaiah 33:19
You will see those arrogant people no more, people whose speech is obscure, whose language is strange and incomprehensible.

Jeremiah 5:15
People of Israel," declares the LORD, "I am bringing a distant nation against you-- an ancient and enduring nation, a people whose language you do not know, whose speech you do not understand.

Ezekiel 3:5
You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and strange language, but to the people of Israel--
Treasury of Scripture

For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

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Deuteronomy 28:49 The LORD shall bring a nation against you from far, from the end …

Jeremiah 5:15 See, I will bring a nation on you from far, O house of Israel, said …

1 Corinthians 14:21 In the law it is written, With men of other tongues and other lips …

stammering lips. Heb. stammerings of lips.
will he speak. or, he hath spoken

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