“For by fire and by his sword, will the Lord plead with all flesh: and the slaine of the Lord shalbe many.”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
66:16 Plead - God at first pleads with sinners by words, but if he cannot so prevail, he will plead with them in a way by which he will overcome; by fire, pestilence and blood. All flesh - Thus he threatens to do with all the wicked Jews. The slain - Those whom God should cause to be slain.