Isaiah 28:26

26 His God instructs him and teaches him the right way.

Isaiah 28:26 in Other Translations

26 For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.
26 For he is rightly instructed; his God teaches him.
26 The farmer knows just what to do, for God has given him understanding.
26 They know exactly what to do and when to do it. Their God is their teacher.
26 His God teaches him order; He instructs him.

Isaiah 28:26 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 28:26

For his God doth instruct him to discretion, [and] doth
teach him.
] God gives the husbandman instruction and discretion how to sow his seed, at what time, and in a proper place; for this refers to what goes before; though some think a new act is here intended, namely, threshing or beating out of corn, rendering the words, "and he" (the husbandman) "beateth it out, according to the discretion", or "judgment, his God teaches him" F8; which is expressed in general terms here, and is next particularly insisted on in the following verses ( Isaiah 28:27-29 ) .


F8 "Excutit illud ad eam rationem, [quam] Deus, ipsius docet eum", Piscator, Gataker; "vel colligat" Junius & Tremellius.

Isaiah 28:26 In-Context

24 When a farmer plows for planting, does he plow continually? Does he keep on breaking up and working the soil?
25 When he has leveled the surface, does he not sow caraway and scatter cumin? Does he not plant wheat in its place,barley in its plot,and spelt in its field?
26 His God instructs him and teaches him the right way.
27 Caraway is not threshed with a sledge, nor is the wheel of a cart rolled over cumin; caraway is beaten out with a rod, and cumin with a stick.
28 Grain must be ground to make bread; so one does not go on threshing it forever. The wheels of a threshing cart may be rolled over it, but one does not use horses to grind grain.

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