Isaiah 1:31

“And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the strong shall be as towe, and the maker of it as a sparke, and they shall both burne together, and none shall quench them.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The strong man will become tinder, His work also a spark. Thus they shall both burn together And there will be none to quench {them.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the strong shall be as tow, and his work as a spark; and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the strong will be as food for the fire, and his work as a flame; and they will be burned together, with no one to put out the fire.
- Basic English Bible

And the strong shall be for tow, and his work a spark; and they shall both burn together, and there shall be none to quench [them].
- Darby Bible

And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.
- Webster's Bible

The strong will be like tinder, and his work like a spark. They will both burn together, and no one will quench them."
- World English Bible

And the strong hath been for tow, And his work for a spark, And burned have both of them together, And there is none quenching!
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the strong shall be as tow, and his work as a spark; and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench them.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 1:31


1:31 The strong - Your idols, which you think to be strong and able to defend you. As tow - Shall be as suddenly and easily, consumed by my judgments, as tow is by fire. The maker - Of the idol, who can neither save himself nor his workmanship.


Discussion for Isaiah 1

  • Joann Heidt
    He was a powerful Ptophet, He showrd God's greatness and proclaimed it.
  • Lois Taylor
    I truly love the book of Isaiah,because when I accepted Jesus as my Savior, the second verse that the Holy Spirit lead me to turn to was Isaiah 1:18.Isaiah is a very powerful book, every chapter.One must read it slowly and ingest its beauty.
  • C. Gabriel
    I find the Book of Isaiah very deep, and have some understanding, but majority I do not comprehend. Still learning!
    I found this site which has commentaries, which helps a lot!
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Ernetns, Job 13:3 gives " reason with God." Sorry! I spoke too soon.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Ahoents Ernest, Can you give us scripture that tells us to "reason" with God? What I see in scripture is "believe" in and on Jesus Christ. But I would like to see scripture that gives what you say substance. thank you
  • Ahoentsu Ernest
    God is so merciful to forgive us our sins and still reason with us I pray that whoever reads this will change his or her life and reason with God

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