Isaiah 30:20
New International Version
Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them.

New Living Translation
Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink, he will still be with you to teach you. You will see your teacher with your own eyes.

English Standard Version
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.

Berean Study Bible
The Lord will give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, but your Teacher will no longer hide Himself—with your own eyes you will see Him.

King James Bible
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:

New King James Version
And though the Lord gives you The bread of adversity and the water of affliction, Yet your teachers will not be moved into a corner anymore, But your eyes shall see your teachers.

New American Standard Bible
Although the Lord has given you bread of deprivation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher, will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will see your Teacher.

NASB 1995
Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher.

NASB 1977
Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher.

Amplified Bible
Though the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of oppression, yet your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will [constantly] see your Teacher.

Christian Standard Bible
The Lord will give you meager bread and water during oppression, but your Teacher will not hide any longer. Your eyes will see your Teacher,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Lord will give you meager bread and water during oppression, but your Teacher will not hide Himself any longer. Your eyes will see your Teacher,

American Standard Version
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be hidden anymore, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH will give you bread in affliction and water in affliction, and he shall not gather your deceivers again, and your eyes shall look on your deceivers

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And though the Lord shall give you the bread of affliction and scant water, yet they that cause thee to err shall no more at all draw nigh to thee; for thine eyes shall see those that cause thee to err,

Contemporary English Version
The Lord has given you trouble and sorrow as your food and drink. But now you will again see the Lord, your teacher, and he will guide you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord will give you spare bread, and short water: and will not cause thy teacher to flee away from thee any more, and thy eyes shall see thy teacher.

English Revised Version
And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be hidden any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:

Good News Translation
The Lord will make you go through hard times, but he himself will be there to teach you, and you will not have to search for him any more.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord may give you troubles and hardships. But your teacher will no longer be hidden from you. You will see your teacher with your own eyes.

International Standard Version
And although the LORD gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers won't hide themselves anymore, but your own eyes will see your teachers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And though the Lord give you sparing bread and scant water, Yet shall not thy Teacher hide Himself any more, But thine eyes shall see thy Teacher;

Literal Standard Version
And the Lord has given to you bread of adversity, "" And water of oppression. And your teachers remove no longer, "" And your eyes have seen your teachers,

NET Bible
The sovereign master will give you distress to eat and suffering to drink; but your teachers will no longer be hidden; your eyes will see them.

New Heart English Bible
Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your teachers won't be hidden anymore, but your eyes will see your teachers;

World English Bible
Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your teachers won't be hidden anymore, but your eyes will see your teachers;

Young's Literal Translation
And the Lord hath given to you bread of adversity, And water of oppression. And thy directors remove no more, And thine eyes have seen thy directors,

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Mercies
19O people in Zion who dwell in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will surely be gracious when you cry for help; when He hears, He will answer you. 20The Lord will give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, but your Teacher will no longer hide Himself— with your own eyes you will see Him. 21And whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: “This is the way. Walk in it.”…

Cross References
1 Kings 22:27
and tell them that this is what the king says: 'Put this man in prison and feed him only bread and water until I return safely.'"

Psalm 74:9
There are no signs for us to see. There is no longer any prophet. And none of us knows how long this will last.

Psalm 80:5
You fed them with the bread of tears and made them drink the full measure of their tears.

Isaiah 28:9
Whom is He trying to teach? To whom is He explaining His message? To infants just weaned from milk? To babies removed from the breast?

Amos 8:11
Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord GOD, when I will send a famine on the land--not a famine of bread or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not your teachers be removed into a corner any more, but your eyes shall see your teachers:

the bread

Deuteronomy 16:3
Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.

1 Kings 22:27
And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.

2 Chronicles 18:26
And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I return in peace.

affliction.

Psalm 74:9
We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.

Amos 8:11,12
Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: …

Matthew 9:38
Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.









(20) The bread of adversity.--Better, bread in small quantity, and water in scant measure. The words seem to imply an allusion to the scant rations of a siege such as Jerusalem was to endure from the Assyrian armies. For this there should be the compensation that the true "teachers" of the people, Isaiah and his fellow-workers, should at least be recognised--no longer thrust into a corner, as they had been in the days of Ahaz. The clearer vision of the truth was to be the outcome of the sharp teaching of chastisement. A various reading gives "thy teacher," i.e., Jehovah Himself; but the plural seems more in harmony with the context. In the mission of Isaiah 37:2 we have a virtual fulfilment of the prediction.

Verse 20. - And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity (so Mr. Cheyne). But most modern critics (Kay, Delitzsch, Vance Smith, etc.) regard the words as a promise of support through the siege, and omit the interpolated "though." Translate, And the Lord will give yon bread of adversity, and water of affliction; i.e. scant rations, but sufficient; and thy teachers shall not, etc. Be removed into a corner; i.e. "have to hide themselves from persecution." A persecution of Jehovah's prophets had commenced in Judah during the reign of Joash (2 Chronicles 24:19-22), and had probably continued with more or less severity ever since.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The Lord
אֲדֹנָ֛י (’ă·ḏō·nāy)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 136: The Lord

will give
וְנָתַ֨ן (wə·nā·ṯan)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

you
לָכֶ֧ם (lā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

the bread
לֶ֥חֶם (le·ḥem)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3899: Food, bread, grain

of adversity
צָ֖ר (ṣār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 6862: Narrow, a tight place, a pebble, an opponent

and the water
וּמַ֣יִם (ū·ma·yim)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

of affliction,
לָ֑חַץ (lā·ḥaṣ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3906: Oppression, distress

but your Teacher
מוֹרֶ֔יךָ (mō·w·re·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach

will no longer
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

hide
יִכָּנֵ֥ף (yik·kā·nêp̄)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3670: To be cornered or thrust into a corner

Himself—
עוֹד֙ (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

with your own eyes
עֵינֶ֖יךָ (‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

you will see
רֹא֥וֹת (rō·’ō·wṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

[Him].
מוֹרֶֽיךָ׃ (mō·w·re·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 3384: To flow as water, to lay, throw, to point out, to teach


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