Isaiah 31:2
New International Version
Yet he too is wise and can bring disaster; he does not take back his words. He will rise up against that wicked nation, against those who help evildoers.

New Living Translation
In his wisdom, the LORD will send great disaster; he will not change his mind. He will rise against the wicked and against their helpers.

English Standard Version
And yet he is wise and brings disaster; he does not call back his words, but will arise against the house of the evildoers and against the helpers of those who work iniquity.

Berean Study Bible
Yet He too is wise and brings disaster; He does not call back His words. He will rise up against the house of the wicked and against the allies of evildoers.

New American Standard Bible
Yet He also is wise and will bring disaster And does not retract His words, But will arise against the house of evildoers And against the help of the workers of iniquity.

King James Bible
Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.

Christian Standard Bible
But he also is wise and brings disaster. He does not go back on what he says; he will rise up against the house of the wicked and against the allies of evildoers.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD isn't stupid! He does what he promises, and he can bring doom. If you are cruel yourself, or help those who are evil, you will be destroyed.

Good News Translation
He knows what he is doing! He sends disaster. He carries out his threats to punish evil people and those who protect them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But He also is wise and brings disaster. He does not go back on what He says; He will rise up against the house of wicked men and against the allies of evildoers.

International Standard Version
Yet he is also wise and can bring disaster; he does not take back his words, but will rise up against the house of those who practice evil and against anyone who assists people who work iniquity.

NET Bible
Yet he too is wise and he will bring disaster; he does not retract his decree. He will attack the wicked nation, and the nation that helps those who commit sin.

New Heart English Bible
Yet he also is wise, and will bring disaster, and will not call back his words, but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against those who help evildoers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He is wise and can bring about disaster. He doesn't take back his words. He rises against wicked people and against those who help troublemakers.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yet He also is wise, And bringeth evil, And doth not call back His words; But will arise against the house of the evil-doers, And against the help of them that work iniquity.

New American Standard 1977
Yet He also is wise and will bring disaster, And does not retract His words, But will arise against the house of evildoers, And against the help of the workers of iniquity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet he also is wise to guide evil and will not cause his words to lie but will arise against the house of the evildoers and against the help of those that work iniquity.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.

American King James Version
Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.

American Standard Version
Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words, but will arise against the house of the evil-doers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he that is the wise one hath brought evil, and hath not removed his words: and he will rise up against the house of the wicked, and against the aid of them that work iniquity.

Darby Bible Translation
But he also is wise, and he bringeth evil, and recalleth not his words; and he will arise against the house of evildoers, and against the help of workers of iniquity.

English Revised Version
Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evil-doers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evil-doers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.

World English Bible
Yet he also is wise, and will bring disaster, and will not call back his words, but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of those who work iniquity.

Young's Literal Translation
And He also is wise, and bringeth in evil, And His words He hath not turned aside, And He hath risen against a house of evil doers, And against the help of workers of iniquity.
Study Bible
Woe to Those Who Rely on Egypt
1Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, who rely on horses, who trust in their abundance of chariots and in their multitude of horsemen. They do not look to the Holy One of Israel; they do not seek the LORD. 2Yet He too is wise and brings disaster; He does not call back His words. He will rise up against the house of the wicked and against the allies of evildoers. 3But the Egyptians are men, not God; their horses are flesh, not spirit. When the LORD stretches out His hand, the helper will stumble and the one he helps will fall; both will perish together.…
Cross References
Romans 16:27
to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.

Numbers 23:19
God is not a man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?

Isaiah 1:4
Alas, O sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a brood of evildoers, children of depravity! They have forsaken the LORD; they have despised the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on Him.

Isaiah 9:17
Therefore the Lord takes no pleasure in their young men; He has no compassion on their fatherless and widows. For every one of them is godless and wicked, and every mouth speaks folly. Despite all this, His anger is not turned away; His hand is still upraised.

Isaiah 14:20
You will not join them in burial, since you have destroyed your land and slaughtered your own people. The offspring of the wicked will never again be mentioned.

Isaiah 22:14
The LORD of Hosts has revealed in my hearing: "Until your dying day, this sin of yours will never be atoned for," says The Lord GOD of Hosts.

Isaiah 28:29
This also comes from the LORD of Hosts, who is wonderful in counsel and excellent wisdom.

Isaiah 32:6
For a fool speaks foolishness; his mind plots iniquity. He practices ungodliness and speaks falsely about the LORD; He leaves the hungry empty and deprives the thirsty of drink.

Isaiah 45:7
I form light and create darkness; I bring prosperity and create calamity. I, the LORD, do all these things.

Jeremiah 44:29
This will be a sign to you, declares the LORD, that I will punish you in this place, so you may know that My threats of harm against you will surely stand.

Treasury of Scripture

Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.

he also

1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogance come out of …

Job 5:13 He takes the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the …

Jeremiah 10:7,12 Who would not fear you, O King of nations? for to you does it appertain: …

1 Corinthians 1:21-29 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God…

Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and …

will bring

Isaiah 30:13,14 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, …

Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: …

Joshua 23:15 Therefore it shall come to pass, that as all good things are come …

Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? …

will not

Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that …

Jeremiah 36:32 Then took Jeremiah another roll, and gave it to Baruch the scribe, …

Jeremiah 44:29 And this shall be a sign to you, said the LORD, that I will punish …

Zechariah 1:6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, …

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

call back. Heb. remove
arise

Isaiah 28:21 For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth …

Isaiah 63:4,5 For the day of vengeance is in my heart, and the year of my redeemed is come…

Numbers 10:35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise …

Psalm 12:5,6 For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now …

Psalm 68:1,2 Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate …

Psalm 78:65,66 Then the LORD awaked as one out of sleep, and like a mighty man that …

Zephaniah 3:8 Therefore wait you on me, said the LORD, until the day that I rise …

against the help

Isaiah 31:3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and …

Isaiah 20:4-6 So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and …

Isaiah 30:3 Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust …

Jeremiah 44:29,30 And this shall be a sign to you, said the LORD, that I will punish …

Ezekiel 29:6 And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because …







Lexicon
Yet
ה֤וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

He too
וְגַם־ (wə·ḡam-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

[is] wise
חָכָם֙ (ḥā·ḵām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

and brings
וַיָּ֣בֵא (way·yā·ḇê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

disaster;
רָ֔ע (rā‘)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

He does not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

call back
הֵסִ֑יר (hê·sîr)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

His words.
דְּבָרָ֖יו (də·ḇā·rāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

He will rise up
וְקָם֙ (wə·qām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

against
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the house
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of the wicked
מְרֵעִ֔ים (mə·rê·‘îm)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad

and against
וְעַל־ (wə·‘al-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the allies
עֶזְרַ֖ת (‘ez·raṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5833: Help, helper, assistance

of evildoers.
פֹּ֥עֲלֵי (pō·‘ă·lê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6466: To do, make, to practise
(2) Yet he also is wise.--The words have a ring of sarcasm in them. Isaiah admits ironically that the counsellors of Hezekiah were wise in their generation. He reminds them that there might be some little wisdom in Jehovah, and in the prophet by whom He spake.

And will not call back his words.--Such words, e.g., as those of the preceding chapter (Isaiah 30:12-13; Isaiah 30:16-17).

Verse 2. - Yet he also is wise. Intense irony. "Wisdom is not wholly confined to the human counselors whose advice Judah follows (Isaiah 29:14). He (Jehovah) is 'wise' too, and could give prudent counsel if his advice were asked." As he is not consulted, he will bring evil upon his people, and will not call back, or retract, his words of threatening, but will give them accomplishment, by rising up against the house of the evil-doers (i.e. the Jews), and their help (i.e. the Egyptians). 31:1-5 God will oppose the help sought from workers of iniquity. Sinners may be convicted of folly by plain and self-evident truths, which they cannot deny, but will not believe. There is no escaping the judgments of God; and evil pursues sinners. The Lord of hosts will come down to fight for Mount Zion. The Lion of the tribe of Judah will appear for the defence of his church. And as birds hovering over their young ones to protect them, with such compassion and affection will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem. He will so defend it, as to secure its safety.
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