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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For precept must be vpon precept, precept vpon precept, line vpon line, line vpon line, here a litle, and there a litle.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For {He says,} 'Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is one rule after another; one line after another; here a little, there a little.
- Basic English Bible

For [it is] precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little. ...
- Darby Bible

For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
- Webster's Bible

For it is precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little.
- World English Bible

For rule [is] on rule, rule on rule, line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there,
- Youngs Literal Bible

For it is precept by precept, precept by precept, line by line, line by line; here a little, there a little.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 28:10


28:10 For - They must be taught like little children, because of their great dullness. Line - One line of the book after another, as children are taught to read.


Discussion for Isaiah 28

  • Irene123
    V. 11- "For with stammering lips and another tongue will He speak to His people". This is a prophecy of Acts 2:4; the tongues was the 'evidence' of the Holy Ghost being in them. A 'good feeling' cannot be witnessed by others; a verbalization can be witnessed. God has control of our tongue as this happens - not we ourselves. God, after all, is - alive, and puts His LIVE spirit in us.
  • PHILIP ADU for verse 18
    No death can take control over us if we submit ourselves to the Lord.
  • Jeff dixon for verse 12
    In short it means literally what happened in chapter 2 8 10 19 book of Acts
  • Val
    The crown of God 's church who should be leading the people into an understanding of God 's law put restrictive doctrine over themselves where the cannot lie straight and cover themselves comfortably.........now so overcome with their wine that they actually vomit a load of lies onto the people that stinks right up to Heaven......Hear a little, there a little, Line upon Line of falsehood and unrest will eventually stumble all who try to gain entry into God 's kingdom to finally fall backward and curse the LORD for his trouble.
  • Isaac andrew for verse 10
    "life " is the path of salvation.. "i will "never "leave you "nor " lead astray..the way we learn "understand " in life is either by listening reading.or by a parable relateing like the seed sower to our message,or by trial error,trial by fire,,if we dont learn the truth by physical expierence then its because we dont want to except the truth.. "we live by not bread alone but every word from our mouth "what we speak obviously comes from our heart,if we speak as yeh nay,,if we add to much it makes a lie.puting to many adjectives,etc,etc..our words defile us...our minds are literally computers storeing information from daily occurences that we rewind and intertwine in our daily lives,sometimes unknowingly to us,,a little here a little there is what some will learn by reading this.some might not be ready for full comprehension at the time.others might be ready know..a little here and a little there....salvation is lifelong.. "he that continues to the end shall be saved ".. "desire with all your heart,might,body soul ", "Believe ",,,you are enough for me Jesus.
  • Insight 777
    Verse 22... a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth. A consumption is a lung disease and when nuclear fallout covers the earth by traveling on the jetstream, everyone will breathe it causing their lungs to disease. Consumption can also represent biodegradation which also will happen when the earth is covered with nuclear fallout.

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