Isaiah 10

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Isaiah 10
Great Isaiah Scroll.jpg
The Great Isaiah Scroll, the best preserved of the biblical scrolls found at Qumran from the second century BC, contains all the verses in this chapter.
BookBook of Isaiah
Bible partOld Testament
Order in the Bible part23

Isaiah 10 is the tenth chapter of the Book of Isaiah in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. This book contains prophesies attributed to the prophet Isaiah, and is one of the Prophetic Books.[1][2]


Textual versions[edit]

Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter in Hebrew language:

Ancient translations in Koine Greek:


The New King James Version organises this chapter as follows:

Verses 1-4[edit]

Woe to those who make unjust laws

Isaiah 10:1-4 "continues the discourse of Isaiah 9",[5] and extends the "woes" set out in chapter 5.

Verses 5-19[edit]

Isaiah condemns Assyria for not realising that it is "an instrument of divine wrath upon all Israel":[6]

"Can an ax claim to be greater than the one who uses it? [7]

Verses 22-23[edit]

For though your people, O Israel, be as the sand of the sea,
A remnant of them will return;
The destruction decreed shall overflow with righteousness.
For the Lord God of hosts
Will make a determined end
In the midst of all the land.[8]

There verses are cited by the Apostle Paul in his Epistle to the Romans (chapter 9:27-28).

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ J. D. Davis. 1960. A Dictionary of The Bible. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House.
  2. ^ Theodore Hiebert, et al. 1996. The New Interpreter's Bible: Volume VI. Nashville: Abingdon.
  3. ^ Timothy A. J. Jull; Douglas J. Donahue; Magen Broshi; Emanuel Tov (1995). "Radiocarbon Dating of Scrolls and Linen Fragments from the Judean Desert". Radiocarbon. 37 (1): 14. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
  4. ^ Ulrich 2010, p. 350-352.
  5. ^ Plumptre, E., Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers on Isaiah 10, accessed 20 March 2018
  6. ^ Keil and Delitzsch OT Commentary on Isaiah 10, accessed 21 March 2018
  7. ^ Isaiah 10:15
  8. ^ Isaiah 10:22-3


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