Parallel Verses

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Therefore like as fire licketh up the straw, and as the flame consumeth the stubble: Even so - when their root is full - their blossom shall vanish away like dust or smoke. For they have cast away the law of the LORD of Hosts, and blaspheme the word of the holy maker of Israel.

New American Standard Bible

Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes stubble
And dry grass collapses into the flame,
So their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away as dust;
For they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts
And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

King James Version

Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Holman Bible

Therefore, as a tongue of fire consumes straw
and as dry grass shrivels in the flame,
so their roots will become like something rotten
and their blossoms will blow away like dust,
for they have rejected
the instruction of the Lord of Hosts,
and they have despised
the word of the Holy One of Israel.

International Standard Version

Therefore, as flames of fire devour straw, as dry grass collapses in flames, so their root will be rotten, and their blossom will blow away like dust, because they have rejected the instruction of the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

A Conservative Version

Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as the dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust, because they have rejected the law of LORD of hosts, an

American Standard Version

Therefore as the tongue of fire devoureth the stubble, and as the dry grass sinketh down in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust; because they have rejected the law of Jehovah of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Amplified


Therefore, as the tongue of fire consumes the stubble [from straw]
And the dry grass collapses into the flame,
So their root will become like rot and their blossom blow away like fine dust;
Because they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts
And despised and discarded the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Bible in Basic English

For this cause, as the waste of the grain is burned up by tongues of fire, and as the dry grass goes down before the flame, so their root will be like the dry stems of grain, and their flower will go up in dust: because they have gone against the law of the Lord of armies, and have given no honour to the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Darby Translation

Therefore as a tongue of fire devoureth the stubble, and dry grass sinketh down in the flame, their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust; for they have rejected the law of Jehovah of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Julia Smith Translation

For this as the tongue of fire consumes the straw, and the dry grass of flame will collapse: their root shall be as rottenness, and their flower shall go up as dust: for they rejected the law of Jehovah of armies, and the saying of the Holy One of Israel they despised.

King James 2000

Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and dry grass sinks down [in the] flame, so their root will become like [the] stench, and their blossom will go up like [the] dust. For they have rejected the instruction of Yahweh of hosts, and they have treated the word of the holy one of Israel with contempt.

Modern King James verseion

So, as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame burns up the chaff; their root shall be like rottenness, and their blossoms shall go up like dust, because they have cast away the Law of Jehovah of Hosts, and despised the Word of the Holy One of Israel.

NET Bible

Therefore, as flaming fire devours straw, and dry grass disintegrates in the flames, so their root will rot, and their flower will blow away like dust. For they have rejected the law of the Lord who commands armies, they have spurned the commands of the Holy One of Israel.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as the dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust; because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

The Emphasized Bible

Therefore, As a tongue of fire, eateth up straw, And a flame reduceth, dry grass, to powder, Their root, like rottenness, shall become, And their blossom, like dust shall ascend, - Because they refused the law of Yahweh of hosts, And the utterance of the Holy One of Israel, they despised.

Webster

Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

World English Bible

Therefore as the tongue of fire devours the stubble, and as the dry grass sinks down in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust; because they have rejected the law of Yahweh of Armies, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

Youngs Literal Translation

Therefore, as a tongue of fire devoureth stubble, And flaming hay falleth, Their root is as muck, And their flower as dust goeth up. Because they have rejected the law of Jehovah of Hosts, And the saying of the Holy One of Israel despised.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Therefore as the fire
אשׁ 
'esh 
Usage: 378

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

the stubble
קשׁ 
Qash 
Usage: 16

and the flame
לשׁנה לשׁן לשׁון 
Lashown 
Usage: 116

רפה 
Raphah 
Usage: 46

the chaff
חשׁשׁ 
Chashash 
Usage: 2

so their root
שׁרשׁ 
Sheresh 
Usage: 33

מק 
Maq 
Usage: 2

פּרח 
Perach 
Usage: 17

shall go up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

as dust
H80
אבק 
'abaq 
Usage: 6

the law
תּרה תּורה 
Towrah 
law
Usage: 219

of the Lord

Usage: 0

of hosts
צבאה צבא 
Tsaba' 
Usage: 483

and despised
נאץ 
Na'ats 
Usage: 25

the word
אמרה אמרה 
'imrah 
Usage: 37

of the Holy One
קדשׁ קדושׁ 
Qadowsh 
Usage: 116

References

Context Readings

The Lord Will Use Another Nation To Punish His People

23 These give sentence with the ungodly for rewards, but condemn the just cause of the righteous. 24 Therefore like as fire licketh up the straw, and as the flame consumeth the stubble: Even so - when their root is full - their blossom shall vanish away like dust or smoke. For they have cast away the law of the LORD of Hosts, and blaspheme the word of the holy maker of Israel. 25 Therefore is the wrath of the LORD kindled also against his people, and he shaketh his hand at them: yea he shall smite so, that the hills shall tremble. And their carcasses shall lie in the open streets, like mire. And in all this, the wrath of God shall not cease, but he shall stretch his hand wider.



Cross References

Job 18:16

His roots shall be dried up beneath, and above shall his harvest be cut down.

Isaiah 30:12

Therefore, thus sayeth the holy one of Israel, "Insomuch as ye have cast off your beauty, and comforted yourselves with power and nimbleness, and put your confidence therein:

Joel 2:5

They skipped up upon the hills, as it were the sound of chariots; as the flame of fire that consumeth the straw, and as a mighty people ready to the battle.

Exodus 15:7

And with thy great glory thou hast destroyed thine adversaries! Thou sentest forth thy wrath and it consumed them, even as stubble.

Isaiah 30:9

For it is an obstinate people, unfaithful children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD.

Isaiah 47:14

Behold, they shall be like straw, which if it be kindled with fire, no man may rid it for the vehemence of the flame: And yet it giveth no cinders to warm a man by, nor clear fire to sit by.

Luke 3:17

which hath his fan in his hand, and will purge his floor, and will gather the corn into his barn: But the chaff will he burn with fire that never shall be quenched."

Acts 13:41

'Behold ye despisers, and wonder, and perish ye: for I do a work in your days, which ye shall not believe, if a man would declare it you.'"

1 Samuel 15:23

For rebelliousness is as the sin of witchcraft; and stubbornness is wickedness and idolatry. Because therefore thou hast cast away the word of the LORD, therefore hath the LORD cast away thee also, from being king."

1 Samuel 15:26

Then said Samuel unto Saul, "I will not return with thee: for thou hast cast away the bidding of God, and therefore the LORD hath cast away thee also, that thou shalt not be king over Israel."

2 Samuel 12:9-10

Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do wickedness in his sight? Thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword and hast taken his wife to thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.

2 Kings 17:14-15

Notwithstanding, they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the necks of their fathers that did not believe the LORD their God.

Nehemiah 9:26

Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets, which exhorted them so earnestly, that they should convert unto thee, and did great blasphemies.

Psalm 50:17

whereas thou hatest to be reformed, and hast cast my words behind thee?

Isaiah 8:6

"Forasmuch as the people refuseth the still-running water of Siloam, and put their delight in Rezin and Remaliah's son:

Isaiah 9:14-17

Therefore the LORD shall root out of Israel both head and tail, branch and twig in one day.

Jeremiah 6:19

Hear thou earth also: behold, I will cause a plague come upon this people, even the fruit of their own imaginations. For they have not been obedient unto my words and to my law, but abhorred them.

Jeremiah 8:9

therefore shall the wise be confounded. They shall be afraid and taken, for lo, they have cast out the word of the LORD: what wisdom can then be among them?

Hosea 5:12

Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as a caterpillar.

Hosea 9:16

Ephraim is hewn down, their root is dried up, so that they shall bring no more fruit: yea and though they bring forth any, yet will I slay even the best beloved fruit of their body.

Amos 2:9

"'Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, that was as high as the Cedar trees, and as strong as the oaks: notwithstanding I destroyed his fruit from above and his root from under.

Nahum 1:10

For like as the thorns that stick together, and as the dry straw, so shall the drunkards be consumed together, even when they be full.

Malachi 4:1

For mark, the day cometh that shall burn as an oven: and all the proud, yea and all such as do wickedness, shall be straw: and the day that is for to come, shall burn them up, sayeth the LORD of Hosts, so that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Matthew 3:12

Which hath also his fan in his hand, and will purge his floor, and gather the wheat into His garner; and will burn the chaff with unquenchable fire."

Luke 7:30

But the Pharisees and scribes despised the counsel of God, against themselves, and were not baptised of him.

Luke 10:16

He that heareth you, heareth me: And he that despiseth you, despiseth me. And he that despiseth me, despiseth him that sent me."

John 12:48

He that refuseth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him. The words that I have spoken, they shall judge him in the last day.

1 Corinthians 3:12-13

If any man build on this foundation, gold, silver, precious stones, timber, hay, or stubble:

1 Thessalonians 4:8

He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, which hath sent his holy spirit among you.

Hebrews 10:28-29

He that despiseth Moses' law, dieth without mercy under two or three witnesses.

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