New American Standard Bible
For his God instructs and teaches him properly.
King James Bible
For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
Darby Bible Translation
His God doth instruct him in his judgment, he doth teach him.
World English Bible
For his God instructs him in right judgment, and teaches him.
Young's Literal Translation
And instruct him for judgment doth his God, He doth direct him.
Isaiah 28:26 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For his God doth instruct him ... - Margin, 'He bindeth it in such sort as his God doth teach him.' The more correct idea is conveyed in the text. The word יסרו yiserô, properly means, he instructs, admonishes, or teaches him. The idea that skill in agriculture is communicated by God is not one that is discordant to reason, or to the general teachings of the Bible. Thus the achitectural and mechanical skill of Bezaleel and Aholiab, by which they were enabled to make the tabernacle, is said expressly to have been imparted to them by God Exodus 31:2-6. Thus also Noah was taught how to build the ark Genesis 6:14-16. We are not, indeed, to suppose that the farmer is inspired; or that God communicates to him by special revelation where, and when, and how he shall sow his grain, but the sense is, that God is the author of all his skill. He has endowed him with understanding, and taught him by his providence. It is by the study of what God teaches in the seasons, in the soil, in the results of experience and observation, that he has this art. He teaches him also by the example, the counsel, and even by the failures of others; and all the knowledge of agriculture that he has is to be traced up to God.
LibraryGod's Strange Work
'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 …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Husbandman and his Operations
How to Make Use of Christ for Steadfastness, in a Time when Truth is Oppressed and Borne Down.
He who chastens the nations, will He not rebuke, Even He who teaches man knowledge?
"To whom would He teach knowledge, And to whom would He interpret the message? Those just weaned from milk? Those just taken from the breast?
Does he not level its surface And sow dill and scatter cummin And plant wheat in rows, Barley in its place and rye within its area?
For dill is not threshed with a threshing sledge, Nor is the cartwheel driven over cummin; But dill is beaten out with a rod, and cummin with a club.
Jump to PreviousAright Direct Discretion Instruct Instructed Instructs Judgment Properly Right Teach Teacher Teaches Way
Jump to NextAright Direct Discretion Instruct Instructed Instructs Judgment Properly Right Teach Teacher Teaches Way
LinksIsaiah 28:26 NIV
Isaiah 28:26 NLT
Isaiah 28:26 ESV
Isaiah 28:26 NASB
Isaiah 28:26 KJV
Isaiah 28:26 Bible Apps
Isaiah 28:26 Biblia Paralela
Isaiah 28:26 Chinese Bible
Isaiah 28:26 French Bible
Isaiah 28:26 German Bible
Isaiah 28:26 Commentaries