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Isaiah 29

Isa. 29:10 KJV (With Strong’s)

Ford the Lord
Yhovah (Hebrew #3068)
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God
KJV usage: Jehovah, the Lord. Compare 3050, 3069.
Pronounce: yeh-ho-vaw'
Origin: from 1961
hath poured out
nacak (Hebrew #5258)
to pour out, especially a libation, or to cast (metal); by analogy, to anoint a king
KJV usage: cover, melt, offer, (cause to) pour (out), set (up).
Pronounce: naw-sak'
Origin: a primitive root
upon you the spirit
ruwach (Hebrew #7307)
wind; by resemblance breath, i.e. a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively, life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension, a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions)
KJV usage: air, anger, blast, breath, X cool, courage, mind, X quarter, X side, spirit((-ual)), tempest, X vain, ((whirl-))wind(-y).
Pronounce: roo'-akh
Origin: from 7306
of deep sleep
tardemah (Hebrew #8639)
a lethargy or (by implication) trance
KJV usage: deep sleep.
Pronounce: tar-day-maw'
Origin: from 7290
, and hath closed
`atsam (Hebrew #6105)
to bind fast, i.e. close (the eyes); intransitively, to be (causatively, make) powerful or numerous; denominatively (from 6106) to crunch the bones
KJV usage: break the bones, close, be great, be increased, be (wax) mighty(-ier), be more, shut, be(-come, make) strong(-er).
Pronounce: aw-tsam'
Origin: a primitive root
your eyes
`ayin (Hebrew #5869)
an eye (literally or figuratively); by analogy, a fountain (as the eye of the landscape)
KJV usage: affliction, outward appearance, + before, + think best, colour, conceit, + be content, countenance, + displease, eye((-brow), (-d), -sight), face, + favour, fountain, furrow (from the margin), X him, + humble, knowledge, look, (+ well), X me, open(-ly), + (not) please, presence, + regard, resemblance, sight, X thee, X them, + think, X us, well, X you(-rselves).
Pronounce: ah'-yin
Origin: probably a primitive word
: the prophets
nabiy' (Hebrew #5030)
a prophet or (generally) inspired man
KJV usage: prophecy, that prophesy, prophet.
Pronounce: naw-bee'
Origin: from 5012
and your λrulers
ro'sh (Hebrew #7218)
the head (as most easily shaken), whether literal or figurative (in many applications, of place, time, rank, itc.)
KJV usage: band, beginning, captain, chapiter, chief(-est place, man, things), company, end, X every (man), excellent, first, forefront, ((be-))head, height, (on) high(-est part, (priest)), X lead, X poor, principal, ruler, sum, top.
Pronounce: roshe
Origin: from an unused root apparently meaning to shake
, the seers
chozeh (Hebrew #2374)
a beholder in vision; also a compact (as looked upon with approval)
KJV usage: agreement, prophet, see that, seer, (star-)gazer.
Pronounce: kho-zeh'
Origin: active participle of 2372
f hath he covered
kacah (Hebrew #3680)
properly, to plump, i.e. fill up hollows; by implication, to cover (for clothing or secrecy)
KJV usage: clad self, close, clothe, conceal, cover (self), (flee to) hide, overwhelm. Compare 3780.
Pronounce: kaw-saw'
Origin: a primitive root

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the Lord.
Isa. 29:14• 14Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. (Isa. 29:14)
Isa. 6:9‑10• 9And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
(Isa. 6:9‑10)
1 Sam. 26:12• 12So David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul's bolster; and they gat them away, and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither awaked: for they were all asleep; because a deep sleep from the Lord was fallen upon them. (1 Sam. 26:12)
Psa. 69:23• 23Let their eyes be darkened, that they see not; and make their loins continually to shake. (Psa. 69:23)
Mic. 3:6• 6Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the day shall be dark over them. (Mic. 3:6)
Acts 28:26‑27• 26Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive:
27For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
(Acts 28:26‑27)
Rom. 11:8• 8(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. (Rom. 11:8)
hath closed.
Heb. heads.
the seers.
Isa. 30:10• 10Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: (Isa. 30:10)
1 Sam. 9:9• 9(Beforetime in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he spake, Come, and let us go to the seer: for he that is now called a Prophet was beforetime called a Seer.) (1 Sam. 9:9)
Jer. 26:8‑11• 8Now it came to pass, when Jeremiah had made an end of speaking all that the Lord had commanded him to speak unto all the people, that the priests and the prophets and all the people took him, saying, Thou shalt surely die.
9Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the Lord, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the Lord.
10When the princes of Judah heard these things, then they came up from the king's house unto the house of the Lord, and sat down in the entry of the new gate of the Lord's house.
11Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die; for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your ears.
(Jer. 26:8‑11)
Amos 7:12‑13• 12Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:
13But prophesy not again any more at Beth-el: for it is the king's chapel, and it is the king's court.
(Amos 7:12‑13)
 {v.10-12} Neither the learned nor the unlearned had any reference to His word. (Isaiah 29 by F.B. Hole)
 We find the Apostle Paul alluding to this scripture in Acts 13:41, for he spoke of prophets— in the plural— and so he did not only have Habakkuk 1:5 in his mind. If men close their eyes against the light and turn things upside down, they have to reap the fruit of their ways. How much of today’s religion is just a matter of drawing near to God with the mouth while the heart is far away from Him? (Isaiah 29 by F.B. Hole)

J. N. Darby Translation

For Jehovah hath poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep, and hath closeda your eyes; the prophets and your chiefs, the seers, hath he covered.

JND Translation Notes

Lit. "to shut strongly." so ch. 33.15.