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

  • Sharneewallace
    The Holy Spirit came to me to read out of The Book Of Isaiah,I wasn't given a chapter or a verse, just to read the Book Of Isaiah, so is there anyone who can tell me where to start.
  • John
    God want to speak to us, but we are so busy and caught up in this world stuff. Turn off the tv,and radio put your phone's on silent. Put your family and friends on hold for a few minutes. Got to read the word, go to church, praised his name, prayer and meditate on God.
  • 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.

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