Isaiah 57:6

6 The idols among the smooth stones of the ravines are your portion; indeed, they are your lot. Yes, to them you have poured out drink offerings and offered grain offerings. In view of all this, should I relent?

Read Isaiah 57:6 Using Other Translations

Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion; they, they are thy lot: even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a meat offering. Should I receive comfort in these?
Among the smooth stones of the valley is your portion; they, they, are your lot; to them you have poured out a drink offering, you have brought a grain offering. Shall I relent for these things?
Your gods are the smooth stones in the valleys. You worship them with liquid offerings and grain offerings. They, not I, are your inheritance. Do you think all this makes me happy?

What does Isaiah 57:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Isaiah 57:6

Among the smooth stones of the stream is thy portion
Or thy god; but the portion of Jacob is not like them, stocks and stones, ( Jeremiah 10:16 ) ( 2:27 ) . Whenever they could pick up smooth stones, and such as were fit for their purpose, whether in the stream of a brook, or in a valley, as the word also signifies, they polished and formed them into an image, and made gods of them; and these were their portion and inheritance, and which they left to their children. There is an elegant play on words F11 in the Hebrew tongue, between the word for "smooth stones", and that for a "portion F12", which cannot be expressed in our language: or, "in the smooth or slippery places of the valley shall be thy portions"; see ( Psalms 35:6 ) ( 73:18 ) . They, they are thy lot;
even those stones. Jarchi's note is, to stone thee with, the punishment of idolaters with the Jews; suggesting that those idols would be their ruin; as they will be the ruin of the idolatrous members of the church of Rome, who repent not of worshipping their idols of stone among others, ( Revelation 9:20 Revelation 9:21 ) : even to them hast thou poured a drink offering, thou hast offered a
meat offering;
or a "bread offering", as well as a libation of wine, respecting the sacrifice of the mass, which consists of bread and wine, which is offered up in honour of their idols, angels and saints; hence "Michael mass" and "Martin mass" Should I receive comfort in these?
be pleased with such idolatrous sacrifices? no. The Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and Arabic versions render it, "should I not be angry for these?" I will; I have just reason for it. Or it may be rendered, "shall I repent of these F13?" of the evil I have threatened to bring, and am about to bring upon these idolaters? I will not.


F11 (Kqlx lhn yqlxb) .
F12 "In laevitatibus vallis erit portio tua", Gataker, Vitringa.
F13 (Mxna hla leh) "a me super his poenitebit?" Musculus; "poenitebit me", some in Vatablus.
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