Isaiah 5:27

27 Not one of them grows tired or stumbles, not one slumbers or sleeps; not a belt is loosened at the waist, not a sandal strap is broken.

Isaiah 5:27 in Other Translations

KJV
27 None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:
ESV
27 None is weary, none stumbles, none slumbers or sleeps, not a waistband is loose, not a sandal strap broken;
NLT
27 They will not get tired or stumble. They will not stop for rest or sleep. Not a belt will be loose, not a sandal strap broken.
MSG
27 None drag their feet, no one stumbles, no one sleeps or dawdles. Shirts are on and pants buckled, every boot is spit-polished and tied.
CSB
27 None of them grows weary or stumbles; no one slumbers or sleeps. No belt is loose, and no sandal strap broken.

Isaiah 5:27 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 5:27

None shall be weary nor stumble among them
Though they should come from far, and make long marches, yet none should be weary by the way, but go on with great cheerfulness and strength; and though they should make such haste, they should not stumble at any thing by the way, nor rush one against another, but proceed with great order in their several ranks: none shall slumber nor sleep;
day nor night, in any fixed stated times, as men usually do: neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed;
with which they should be girded both for strength and greater expedition; this they should not unloose, in order to lie down and take sleep: nor the latchet of their shoes be broken,
which might hinder their journey; they never plucked off their shoes: all the expressions show their indefatigableness, diligence, intenseness, and resolution, and the good order observed by them; see ( Joel 2:7 Joel 2:8 ) .

Isaiah 5:27 In-Context

25 Therefore the LORD’s anger burns against his people; his hand is raised and he strikes them down. The mountains shake, and the dead bodies are like refuse in the streets. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.
26 He lifts up a banner for the distant nations, he whistles for those at the ends of the earth. Here they come, swiftly and speedily!
27 Not one of them grows tired or stumbles, not one slumbers or sleeps; not a belt is loosened at the waist, not a sandal strap is broken.
28 Their arrows are sharp, all their bows are strung; their horses’ hooves seem like flint, their chariot wheels like a whirlwind.
29 Their roar is like that of the lion, they roar like young lions; they growl as they seize their prey and carry it off with no one to rescue.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Isaiah 14:31; Isaiah 40:29-31
  • 2. Isaiah 22:21; Ezekiel 23:15
  • 3. S Job 12:18
  • 4. Joel 2:7-8