Isaiah 30:9-11

30:9 For these are rebellious people –

they are lying children,

children unwilling to obey the Lord’s law.

30:10 They say to the visionaries, “See no more visions!”

and to the seers, “Don’t relate messages to us about what is right!

Tell us nice things,

relate deceptive messages.

30:11 Turn aside from the way,

stray off the path.

Remove from our presence the Holy One of Israel.”

tn Or perhaps, “instruction” (so NASB, NIV, NRSV); NCV, TEV “teachings.”

tn Heb “who” (so NASB, NRSV). A new sentence was started here in the translation for stylistic reasons.

tn Heb “Do not see for us right things.”

tn Heb “Tell us smooth things, see deceptive things.”

sn The imagery refers to the way or path of truth, as revealed by God to the prophet.

sn See the note on the phrase “the Holy One of Israel” in 1:4.