Isaiah 30:21

“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And thine eares shall heare a word behinde thee, saying; This is the way, walke ye in it, when ye turne to the right hand, and when ye turne to the left.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Your ears will hear a word behind you, "This is the way, walk in it, whenever you turn to the right or to the left."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it; when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And at your back, when you are turning to the right hand or to the left, a voice will be sounding in your ears, saying, This is the way in which you are to go.
- Basic English Bible

And when ye turn to the right hand or when ye turn to the left, thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it.
- Darby Bible

And thy ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
- Webster's Bible

and when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way. Walk in it."
- World English Bible

And thine ear heareth a word behind thee, Saying, `This [is] the way, go ye in it,' When ye turn to the right, And when ye turn to the left.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying: 'This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 30:21


30:21 Shall hear - Thou shalt hear the voice of God's word and spirit. Behind thee - A metaphor borrowed from shepherds, who use to follow their sheep, and recall them when they go out of the way.


Discussion for Isaiah 30

  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 30:8 NOW GO WRITE IT BEFORE THEM IN A TABLE AND NOTE IT IN A BOOK THAT IT MAY BE FOR THE TIME TO COME FOR EVER AND EVER 30:9 THAT THIS IS A REBELLIOUS PEOPLE LYING CHILDREN CHILDREN THAT WILL NOT HEAR THE LAW OF THE LORD
  • Steve morrow
    ISAIAH 30:10 WHICH SAY TO THE SEERS SEE NOT AND TO THE PROPHETS PROPHESY NOT UNTO US RIGHT THINGS SPEAK UNTO US SMOOTH THINGS PROPHECY DECEITS 30:11 GET YOU OUT OF THE WAY TURN ASIDE OUT OF THE PATH CAUSE THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL TO CEASE FROM BEFORE US ***PSALM 12:4 WHO HAVE SAID WITH OUR TONGUE WILL WE PREVAIL OUR LIPS ARE OUR OWN WHO IS LORD OVER US
  • John Poulos
    My favorite book -but do not have wisdom to comprehend it.
  • BSP
    The opening verses showed that the Israelites needed help but they failed to look to the proper place for help. Jehovah God is the best source of help possible and they should have looked to Him instead of putting trust in men and horses. If we fail to look to the right place for help we will experience hardship just as the Israelites did.
  • [email protected]
    thank you Lord we must remain consistent with the word of the Lord and Trust him
  • Irene123
    Isa. 30:10; 2 Tim. 4:3

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