Isaiah 29:24

24 Those who are wayward in spirit will gain understanding; those who complain will accept instruction.”

Isaiah 29:24 in Other Translations

24 They also that erred in spirit shall come to understanding, and they that murmured shall learn doctrine.
24 And those who go astray in spirit will come to understanding, and those who murmur will accept instruction."
24 Then the wayward will gain understanding, and complainers will accept instruction.
24 Those who got off-track will get back on-track, and complainers and whiners learn gratitude."
24 Those who are confused will gain understanding and those who grumble will accept instruction.

Isaiah 29:24 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 29:24

They also that erred in spirit
In judgment, and in spiritual things; as the Jews have done, ever since the Messiah's coming, being given up to a spirit of error, as the Targum, on ( Isaiah 29:10 ) calls it; they have erred concerning the Scriptures, and the prophecies of them; concerning the Messiah, his work and office; concerning his truths and his ordinances, and by preferring their traditions to the word of God: but these shall come to understanding;
to a spiritual understanding of Christ, and salvation by him; of his Gospel, and the doctrines of it; as well as of themselves, their state and condition: and they that murmured;
at Christ, and what was delivered by him; at the reception of sinners by him; at the calling of the Gentiles; and at the providence of God that have attended them, ever since their rejection of the true Messiah: shall learn doctrine;
the doctrine of the Messiah; not the law, as Kimchi and Ben Melech; but the Gospel, which Christ "received" from his Father, as the word F6 used signifies, and his disciples received from him, and the church has received from them, and has been transmitted to us Gentiles, and will be to the Jews in the latter day, who will learn the true knowledge of it.


F6 (tql) a (xql) "capere, accipere, est id quod aliquis sibi sumit dicendum", Gusset. Ebr. Comment. p. 443.

Isaiah 29:24 In-Context

22 Therefore this is what the LORD, who redeemed Abraham, says to the descendants of Jacob: “No longer will Jacob be ashamed; no longer will their faces grow pale.
23 When they see among them their children, the work of my hands, they will keep my name holy; they will acknowledge the holiness of the Holy One of Jacob, and will stand in awe of the God of Israel.
24 Those who are wayward in spirit will gain understanding; those who complain will accept instruction.”

Cross References 3

  • 1. Psalms 95:10; S Proverbs 12:8; Isaiah 28:7; Hebrews 5:2
  • 2. Isaiah 1:3; Isaiah 32:4; Isaiah 41:20; Isaiah 60:16
  • 3. Isaiah 30:21; Isaiah 42:16
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