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 28:10

  • God, in His infinite wisdom, knows that we mere mortals cannot take all his instruction at once! He is saying here, I believe, that we need to build upon His Word one little idea action at a time, until such time as we are together with Him!
  • Precept means instruction. This verse to me means God will keep teaching you his ways by studying his word. He knows if we take are time and study it we will make a firm foundation in Christ. As long as we keep trying to learn his ways and make him our foundadtion we may stumble but Jesus will be there to help us back up. We are to build his spiritual church by helping eachother as christians and edifying the church. God knows just how much knowlege to give each of us in order to grow in our faith.
  • FRANK G. STEYN for verse 10
    It says Common English Bible 28 10 Tzav la tzav tzav la tzav kav la kav kav la kav z eir sham z eir sham There are no such words on Hebrew these are just sounds that babies make read verse 9 To whom will God teach knowledge To whom will he explain the message To those just weaned from milk To those who have hardly outgrown the breast and then in verse 10 the prophet says that our opinion and talk about God and what He wants from us is just baby gibberish and the challenge then in the chapter is to feed on the real spiritual food that we as adult Christians need Paul says in 1 Corinthians 3 2 I have fed you with milk and not with meat for hitherto ye were not able to bear it neither yet now are ye able Mature believers need to grow in Grace every day
  • I think it means chapter by chapter if you are in a babe stage of your walk
  • The text is simply saying scripture should be used to interpret scripture. The Holy Bible is a book of harmony and other scriptures must support the original verse to get a correct interpretation. In other words, one shouldn't take a text and expound on it without another scripture to support its message.
  • Kelechi Chukwu for verse 10
    It's teling us that we have to clear our ground one at a time, because we are fighting a strategic enemy, we too have to be strategic. we fighting an organized enemy, we too have to be organize.

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