Isaiah 30:30

30 The LORD will cause people to hear his majestic voice and will make them see his arm coming down with raging anger and consuming fire, with cloudburst, thunderstorm and hail.

Isaiah 30:30 in Other Translations

30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of his anger, and with the flame of a devouring fire, with scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
30 And the LORD will cause his majestic voice to be heard and the descending blow of his arm to be seen, in furious anger and a flame of devouring fire, with a cloudburst and storm and hailstones.
30 And the LORD will make his majestic voice heard. He will display the strength of his mighty arm. It will descend with devouring flames, with cloudbursts, thunderstorms, and huge hailstones.
30 God will sound out in grandiose thunder, display his hammering arm, Furiously angry, showering sparks - cloudburst, storm, hail!
30 And the Lord will make the splendor of His voice heard and reveal His arm striking in angry wrath and a flame of consuming fire, in driving rain, a torrent, and hailstones.

Isaiah 30:30 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 30:30

And the Lord shall cause his glorious voice to be heard,
&c.] Or, "the glory of his voice" F14; his majestic voice, the voice of his word, as the Targum, giving orders for the destruction of the Assyrian army; this was heard by the angel who obeyed it: and such a voice will be heard, ordering the destruction of antichrist, and the antichristian powers, in the pouring out of the vials by the angels, fitly signified by the following emblems; see ( Revelation 16:1 ) ( 18:4-7 ) . This voice is commonly interpreted of thunder, which is the voice of the Lord, and a very majestic one, ( Psalms 29:3 Psalms 29:4 ) ( Job 37:4 ) ( 40:9 ) and the destruction of the Assyrian army might be by thunder and lightning, and hailstones, and attended with such a tempest as here described, though not mentioned in the history: and shall show the lighting down of his arm;
or the strength of the arm of his power, as the Targum; his mighty arm, and the descent of it; meaning what should descend from heaven at the time of this tempest, as thunderbolts, balls of fire, hailstones; and by all which may be meant the heavy judgments of God, which fell upon his enemies, and were intolerable unto them: the metaphor is taken from the motion of a man in smiting another, who lifts up his hand, when it falls with the greater might, and rests upon him: with the indignation of [his] anger;
as when a man strikes in great wrath and fury: the heaping up of words here, and as follows, shows the vehemence and excess of anger: and [with] the flame of a devouring fire;
or, "of a fire devouring"; the Assyrian army; which, the Jews say, burnt their souls, destroyed their lives, but not their bodies. The Targum is,

``with the flame of fire, which consumes the graven images.''
The destruction of mystical Babylon will be by fire, ( Revelation 18:8 Revelation 18:9 ) ( Revelation 19:3 ) : [with] scattering, and tempest, and hailstones;
with lightning, which rends things in pieces, and scatters them here and there, and with a violent storm of rain and hail; see ( Revelation 16:18-21 ) .

F14 (wlwq dwh) "gloriam vocis suae", V. L. Vatablus; "magnificam vocem suam", Piscator.

Isaiah 30:30 In-Context

28 His breath is like a rushing torrent, rising up to the neck. He shakes the nations in the sieve of destruction; he places in the jaws of the peoples a bit that leads them astray.
29 And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy festival; your hearts will rejoice as when people playing pipes go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the Rock of Israel.
30 The LORD will cause people to hear his majestic voice and will make them see his arm coming down with raging anger and consuming fire, with cloudburst, thunderstorm and hail.
31 The voice of the LORD will shatter Assyria; with his rod he will strike them down.
32 Every stroke the LORD lays on them with his punishing club will be to the music of timbrels and harps, as he fights them in battle with the blows of his arm.

Cross References 6

  • 1. S Psalms 68:33
  • 2. Isaiah 9:12; Isaiah 40:10; Isaiah 51:9; Isaiah 52:10; Isaiah 53:1; Isaiah 59:16; Isaiah 62:8; Isaiah 63:12
  • 3. S ver 27; S Isaiah 10:25
  • 4. S Isaiah 4:4; Isaiah 47:14
  • 5. Exodus 20:18; Psalms 29:3
  • 6. S Exodus 9:18