Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So the word of the LORD to them will be, "Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there," That they may go and stumble backward, be broken, snared and taken captive.

King James Version

But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Holman Bible

Then the word of the Lord came to them:
“Law after law, law after law,
line after line, line after line,
a little here, a little there,”
so they go stumbling backward,
to be broken, trapped, and captured.

International Standard Version

So, then, the message from the LORD to them will become: "Do this and do that, do this and do that, line upon line, line upon line, a little here, a little there," so that they will go, but fall backward, and be injured, snared, and captured.

A Conservative Version

Therefore the word of LORD shall be to them precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little, that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

American Standard Version

Therefore shall the word of Jehovah be unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Amplified

Therefore the word of the Lord will be to them [merely monotonous repeatings of]: precept upon precept, precept upon precept, rule upon rule, rule upon rule; here a little, there a little -- "that they may go and fall backward, and be broken and snared and taken.

Bible in Basic English

For this cause the word of the Lord will be to them rule after rule, line after line, here a little, there a little; so that they may go on their way, and falling back may be broken, and taken in the net.

Darby Translation

And the word of Jehovah was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little: that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Julia Smith Translation

And the word of Jehovah was to them, precept to precept, precept to precept; line to line, line to line; a little there, a little there, so that they shall go and they stumbled backward, and were broken and snared and taken.

King James 2000

But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And to them the word of Yahweh will be blah-blah upon blah-blah blah-blah upon blah-blah gah-gah upon gah-gah gah-gah upon gah-gah, a little here, a little there, so that they may go and stumble backward and be broken and ensnared and captured.

Modern King James verseion

But the Word of Jehovah was to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken and snared and taken.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And therefore the LORD shall answer their stubbornness, lesson upon lesson, commandment upon commandment, rule upon rule, instruction upon instruction, here a little, there a little. That they may go forth, fall backward, be bruised, snared, and taken.

NET Bible

So the Lord's word to them will sound like meaningless gibberish, senseless babbling, a syllable here, a syllable there. As a result, they will fall on their backsides when they try to walk, and be injured, ensnared, and captured.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore the word of the LORD will be to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, fall backward, be broken, be snared, and be taken.

The Emphasized Bible

So the word of Yahweh must be to them - Precept upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, A little here, a little there, - That they may go and fall backward and be torn and snared and captured.

Webster

But the word of the LORD was to them, precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

World English Bible

Therefore the word of Yahweh will be to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, fall backward, be broken, be snared, and be taken.

Youngs Literal Translation

And to whom a word of Jehovah hath been, Rule on rule, rule on rule, line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there, So that they go and have stumbled backward, And been broken, and snared, and captured.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But the word
דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of the Lord

Usage: 0

צו צו 
Tsav 
Usage: 9

צו צו 
Tsav 
צו צו 
Tsav 
Usage: 9
Usage: 9

צו צו 
Tsav 
Usage: 9

קו קו 
Qav 
קו קו 
Qav 
Usage: 25
Usage: 25

קו קו 
Qav 
קו קו 
Qav 
Usage: 25
Usage: 25

זעיר 
Ze`eyr 
Usage: 5

and there a little
זעיר 
Ze`eyr 
Usage: 5

ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

and fall
כּשׁל 
Kashal 
Usage: 62

אחר אחור 
'achowr 
Usage: 41

and be broken
שׁבר 
Shabar 
Usage: 148

and snared
יקשׁ 
Yaqosh 
Usage: 9

References

Context Readings

Isaiah And The Drunken Prophets Of Judah

12 To whom he said, This is the rest with which ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. 13 So the word of the LORD to them will be, "Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there," That they may go and stumble backward, be broken, snared and taken captive. 14 Therefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that have taken rule over this people which is in Jerusalem.



Cross References

Matthew 21:44

And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken, but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Psalm 69:22

Let their table become a snare before them, and that which should have been for their prosperity, let it become a stumbling block.

Isaiah 6:9-10

Then he said, Go and tell this people, Hear indeed, but do not understand; and see indeed, but do not perceive.

Isaiah 8:14-15

Then he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock to cause a fall to both the houses of Israel, for a snare and for a net to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

Isaiah 28:10

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

Jeremiah 23:36-38

And never again shall it come to your memory to say, The burden of the LORD; for every man's word shall be his burden; for ye have perverted the words of the living God, of the LORD of the hosts, our God.

Hosea 6:5

Therefore I have hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of my mouth: that thy righteousness be as the light that goes forth.

Hosea 8:12

I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as strange things.

Matthew 13:14

And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which says, By hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see and shall not perceive;

Romans 11:9

And David says, Let their table be turned into a snare and a net and a stumblingblock and a recompense unto them;

2 Corinthians 2:16

to the one we are the savour of death unto death and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?

1 Peter 2:7-8

Unto you, therefore, who believe he is precious; but unto those who are disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner,

2 Peter 3:16

in almost all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, among which are some things that are hard to understand, which those that are ignorant and unstable twist, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

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