ISAIAH 1:20

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

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Isaiah 1:20 Translation & Meaning

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But if וְאִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not if
ye refuse תְּמָאֲנ֖וּ To refuse refuse
and rebel, וּמְרִיתֶ֑ם To be (causatively, make) bitter (or unpleasant); (figuratively) to rebel (or resist; causatively, to provoke) rebel
ye shall be devoured תְּאֻכְּל֔וּ To eat (literally or figuratively) devoured
with the sword: חֶ֣רֶב Drought; also a cutting instrument (from its destructive effect), as a knife, sword, or other sharp implement sword
for כִּ֛י (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed for
the mouth פִּ֥י The mouth (as the means of blowing), whether literal or figurative (particularly speech); specifically edge, portion or side; adverbially (with preposition) according to mouth
of the Lord יְהוָ֖ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
hath spoken דִּבֵּֽר׃ Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue spoken
it. (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)

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  • 18  Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

  • 19  If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

  • 20  But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

  • 21  How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers.

  • 22  Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water:




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