Isaiah 29:12

“And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the booke is deliuered to him that is not learned, saying, Reade this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the book will be given to the one who is illiterate, saying, "Please read this. And he will say, "I cannot read.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee; and he saith, I am not learned.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they give it to one without learning, saying, Make clear to us what is in the book: and he says, I have no knowledge of writing.
- Basic English Bible

And they give the book to him that cannot read, saying, Read this, I pray thee; and he saith, I cannot read.
- Darby Bible

And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
- Webster's Bible

and the book is delivered to one who is not educated, saying, "Read this, please;" and he says, "I can't read."
- World English Bible

And the book is given to him who hath not known books, Saying, `Read this, we pray thee,' And he hath said, `I have not known books.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

and the writing is delivered to him that is not learned, saying: 'Read this, I pray thee'; and he saith: 'I am not learned.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 29:12


29:12 Of all - Of all, your prophets. As a book - In which no man can read, while it is sealed up, as books then sometimes were, being made in the form of rolls. Delivered - Unsealed and opened.


Discussion for Isaiah 29:12

  • Why do you people like to force your own interpretation to the bible? Yet you are quick to say that the bible has been corrupted, but whatever verse seems like a verse you can manipulate to your own destruction has not been manipulated? How on earth can you not read the preceeding verses and subsequent versesin context to understand what Isaiah is saying? He talked about the learned and also the unlearned. He was not talking about a supposed prophet that is to come outside of the Jewish people to get a fictitious book. Wake up from your slumber!
  • I am not sure that is why I was searching information on it, I was informed that Isaiah 29 12 was referring to Joseph Smith. The book would be delivered to Joseph Smith.
  • Tripple \'\'a\'\' for verse 12
    Let clear 2 u dat d message in d bible is nt secretive as contain in 2nd peter chapter 1 vs 20 which says first of all you must understand dis dat no prophesy of scripture is a matter of one's own interpretation, why u pple are tryn 2 mislead others , dis very chapter Isaiah 29:12 prophecies d coming of d gr8 prophet which wil nt learn 4rm anybody bt 4rm God, as mentioned in d lost book of d bible nd 4getn book of eden chapter 20 vs 1-9 I quote there was also at Jerusalem one man named Zaccheus who was a school master, nd he said to Joseph, Joseph why dost thou nt sent Jesus to me dat he may learn his letter? Joseph agreed nd told St Mary; so they brought him (Jesus) to d master who as soon as he saw him says Aleph, Beth even jesus refuse 2 pronounce beth he was threatened 2 whip, nd after dat Jesus began clearly nd distinctly to say Aleph, Beth, Gimel, Daleth nd so on to d end of alphabet.
  • Ellen adkins for verse 12
    Isaiah 29 11-12 speaks to me as Jeremiah 31-31 if you can read and understand, God has written it on your heart, God searches the heart not tongues, as in lip service.
  • People need to read the other verses around this one to understand it better. It talks about that the people, both learned or unlearned, will have a vision since the book is sealed. Meaning that the real book will come to them in spirit, in their heart rather than as words on a scroll book.
  • Umar janyau for verse 12
    Let the Christians explain to us this verse and whom it refers to. Because we've similar verse in the Quran that stated the same thing.

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