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

  • 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
  • Connie
    Chapter 1:18 zEither as a individual or a nation ,God is willing to forgive our sins ,we are to turn from our ways of innitly, by overcoming the weights that can so easiy beset us ,so we are aware and know their is a warfare between good and evil going on in our members the mind one example ,that will be an on going battle,between the flesh and the spirit ,until the Lord comes back again.
  • Merilyn Ray
    Piggy back to the comment by LL regarding, Christians are protected, we must remember, scriptures also states in KJV the book of Matthew 5 verse 45, That ye may be children of your Father which is in heaven: for He maketh His sun to rise on the evil and the good and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.

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