Isaiah 28:21

“For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For the Lord shall rise vp as in mount Perazim, he shalbe wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may doe his worke, his strange worke; and bring to passe his act, his strange act.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For the LORD will rise up as {at} Mount Perazim, He will be stirred up as in the valley of Gibeon, To do His task, His unusual task, And to work His work, His extraordinary work.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For Jehovah will rise up as in mount Perazim, he will be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon; that he may do his work, his strange work, and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For the Lord will come up as on Mount Perazim, he will be moved to wrath as in the valley of Gibeon; so that he may do his work--strange is his work; and give effect to his act--unnatural is his act.
- Basic English Bible

For Jehovah will rise up as on mount Perazim, he will be moved with anger as in the valley of Gibeon; that he may do his work, his strange work, and perform his act, his unwonted act.
- Darby Bible

For the LORD will rise as on mount Perazim, he will be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.
- Webster's Bible

For Yahweh will rise up as on Mount Perazim. He will be angry as in the valley of Gibeon; that he may do his work, his unusual work, and bring to pass his act, his extraordinary act.
- World English Bible

For as [at] mount Perazim rise doth Jehovah, As [at] the valley in Gibeon He is troubled, To do His work -- strange [is] His work, And to do His deed -- strange [is] His deed.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

For the LORD will rise up as in mount Perazim, He will be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon; that He may do His work, strange is His work, and bring to pass His act, strange is His act.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 28:21


28:21 Perazim - Where he fought against the Philistines, #2Sam 5:20|. Gibeon - Where he fought against the Canaanites, #Josh 10:10|, &c. and afterwards against the Philistines, #1Chron 14:16|. Strange work - For this work of bringing total destruction upon Israel, was contrary to the benignity of his own nature, and to the usual way of dealing with his people.


Discussion for Isaiah 28:21

  • Derryle W Baughman for verse 21
    The act God had to do was strange because God is love and its a strange thing for Him to have to destroy, but IF HE DOES NOT THEN ITS LIKE A CONTAGIOUS DISEASE,WHICH IF NOT QUARANTINED WILL SPREAD AND DESTROY ALL.

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