New American Standard Bible
Therefore, hear the word of the LORD, O scoffers, Who rule this people who are in Jerusalem,
King James Bible
Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore hear the word of Jehovah, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.
World English Bible
Therefore hear the word of Yahweh, you scoffers, that rule this people in Jerusalem:
Young's Literal Translation
Therefore, hear a word of Jehovah, ye men of scorning, Ruling this people that is in Jerusalem.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Wherefore ... - This verse commences a direct address to the scoffing and scornful nation, which is continued to the close of Isaiah 28:22. It is addressed particularly to the rulers in Jerusalem, as being the leaders in crime, and as being eminently deserving of the wrath of God.
Ye scornful men - Ye who despise and reproach God and his message; who fancy yourselves to be secure, and mock at the threatened judgments of the Almighty.
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'That He may do His work, His strange work; and bring to pass His act, His strange act.'--ISAIAH xxviii. 21. How the great events of one generation fall dead to another! There is something very pathetic in the oblivion that swallows up world- resounding deeds. Here the prophet selects two instances which to him are solemn and singular examples of divine judgment, and we have difficulty in finding out to what he refers. To him they seemed the most luminous illustrations he could find of the principle …
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Hear the word of the LORD, You rulers of Sodom; Give ear to the instruction of our God, You people of Gomorrah.
O My people! Their oppressors are children, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray And confuse the direction of your paths.
And now do not carry on as scoffers, Or your fetters will be made stronger; For I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts Of decisive destruction on all the earth.
For the ruthless will come to an end and the scorner will be finished, Indeed all who are intent on doing evil will be cut off;
Listen and give heed, do not be haughty, For the LORD has spoken.
When Jehudi had read three or four columns, the king cut it with a scribe's knife and threw it into the fire that was in the brazier, until all the scroll was consumed in the fire that was in the brazier.
On the day of our king, the princes became sick with the heat of wine; He stretched out his hand with scoffers,
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