ISAIAH 2:21

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.”

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Isaiah 2:21 Translation & Meaning

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To go לָבוֹא֙ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) go
into the clefts בְּנִקְר֣וֹת A fissure clefts
of the rocks, הַצֻּרִ֔ים Properly, a cliff (or sharp rock, as compressed); generally, a rock or boulder; figuratively, a refuge; also an edge (as precipitous) rocks
and into the tops וּבִסְעִפֵ֖י A fissure (of rocks); also a bough (as subdivided) tops
of the ragged rocks, הַסְּלָעִ֑ים A craggy rock, literally or figuratively (a fortress) ragged rocks
for מִפְּנֵ֞י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) for
fear פַּ֤חַד A (sudden) alarm (properly, the object feared, by implication, the feeling) fear
of the Lord, יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
and for the glory וּמֵהֲדַ֣ר Magnificence, i.e., ornament or splendor glory
of his majesty, גְּאוֹנ֔וֹ The same as H1346 majesty
when he ariseth בְּקוּמ֖וֹ To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) ariseth
to shake terribly לַעֲרֹ֥ץ To awe or (intransitive) to dread; hence, to harass shake terribly
the earth. הָאָֽרֶץ׃ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth

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  • 19  And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

  • 20  In that day a man shall cast his idols of silver, and his idols of gold, which they made each one for himself to worship, to the moles and to the bats;

  • 21  To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the Lord, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

  • 22  Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?




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