Isaiah 29:11 Index
"And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:"
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" . . . the vision of all . . . "

  • That is, all that Isaiah had spoken to them. (4BC 215)

" . . . a book that is sealed . . . "

  • In ancient times documents were commonly rolled up and sealed (Nehemiah 9:38). Isaiah's solemn messages proved to be of no more value to the people of Jerusalem than if the prophet had written them out and sealed them up so that their message could not be read. Unbelief and disobedience had shut away Heaven's light as effectively as if it had never been revealed. To men who refuse to study it or who refuse to believe its solemn warnings, the Bible is a sealed book. The prophets have given the world inspired messages of light and hope, but today, as then, the world walks on in darkness because it refuses to see (Hosea 4:6). (4BC 215)