30:9 For these are rebellious people –
they are lying children,
children unwilling to obey the Lord’s law. 1
30:10 They 2 say to the visionaries, “See no more visions!”
and to the seers, “Don’t relate messages to us about what is right! 3
Tell us nice things,
relate deceptive messages. 4
30:11 Turn aside from the way,
stray off the path. 5
Remove from our presence the Holy One of Israel.” 6
1 tn Or perhaps, “instruction” (so NASB, NIV, NRSV); NCV, TEV “teachings.”
2 tn Heb “who” (so NASB, NRSV). A new sentence was started here in the translation for stylistic reasons.
3 tn Heb “Do not see for us right things.”
4 tn Heb “Tell us smooth things, see deceptive things.”
5 sn The imagery refers to the way or path of truth, as revealed by God to the prophet.
6 sn See the note on the phrase “the Holy One of Israel” in 1:4.