20 To the law and to the testimony!(A) If they do not speak according to this word, there will be no dawn for them.

21 They will wander through the land, dejected and hungry. When they are famished, they will become enraged, and, looking upward, will curse their king and their God. 22 They will look toward the earth(B) and see only distress, darkness, and the gloom of affliction, and they will be driven into thick darkness.

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10 For the Lord has poured out on you
an overwhelming urge to[a] sleep;(A)
He has shut your eyes—the prophets,
and covered your heads—the seers.(B)

11 For you the entire vision will be like the words of a sealed document.(C) If it is given to one who can read and he is asked to read it,[b] he will say, “I can’t read it, because it is sealed.” 12 And if the document is given to one who cannot read and he is asked to read it,[c] he will say, “I can’t read.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 29:10 Lit you a spirit of
  2. Isaiah 29:11 Lit If one gives it to one who knows the document, saying, “Read this, please”
  3. Isaiah 29:12 Lit who does not know the document, saying, “Read this, please”

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