God’s pronouncement of judgment on the Northern tribes in Israel.
28:7—The priests and prophets are drunk physically and spiritually
28:9—The priests and prophets mock Isaiah saying, “Who are you trying to teach with these simple words? Are we mere children?”
28:10—They mock his words saying in Hebrew “saw lasaw, saw lasaw, qaw laqaw, qaw laqaw”
Isaiah was teaching them , “precept upon precept” or theology and doctrine.
He was also teaching them, “line upon line” or verse by verse.
They mocked it, rejected it and cut off their only hope.
28:11—God says therefore I will still teach them but it will be through the strange tongues of the
Assyrians while they invade and destroy Israel and dispersed the people in 722 BC. Israel will hear God's word of judgment but it will be in the Assyrian tongue as they overrun the land.
28:12—Because the Israelites rejected the word of God, or the resting place of faith the word of
God would have no effect in their lives.
28:13—The word of God would become to Israel nothing but rules and regulations of legalism that
would continue to lead them into confusion and judgment.
28:14—Isaiah then turns his attention to Jerusalem and its rulers
28:15 –Jerusalem thinks they have a covenant with death but God has laid a stone in Zion.
28:16 –A stone is laid in Zion.
29:1-12 –Jerusalem judged, sleeps in the dust, can not understand the scriptures
These verses where fulfilled for Jerusalem in 30 AD.
On the day of Pentecost the Jews heard the Gentile languages and asked, “What does this mean?” The Jews knew it was a sign for them, but did not understand it. Once again, judgment was invovled because in 40 years they would be overrun by the Gentiles again. This time it would be the Romans.
Paul refers to these verse in 1 Corinthians 14:21.