Isaiah 1:20

“But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if yee refuse and rebell, yee shalbe deuoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But if you refuse and rebel, You will be devoured by the sword. Truly, the mouth of the LORD has spoken."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken it.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But if your hearts are turned against me, I will send destruction on you by the sword; so the Lord has said.
- Basic English Bible

but if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken.
- Darby Bible

But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
- Webster's Bible

but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken it."
- World English Bible

And if ye refuse, and have rebelled, [By] the sword ye are consumed, For the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Isaiah 1

  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 3:5 TRUST IN THE LORD WITH --ALL THINE HEART--AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING ACTS 24:25 AND AS HE REASONED OF RIGHTEOUSNESS TEMPERANCE AND JUDGEMENT TO COME FELIX TREMBLED AND ANSWERED GO THY WAY FOR THIS TIME WHEN I HAVE A CONVENIENT SEASON I WILL CALL FOR THEE PROVEERBS 12:17 HE THAT SPEAKETH TRUTH SHOWETH FORTH RIGHTEOUSNESSBUT A FALSE WITNESS DECEIT----LOGIC ???
  • A disciple
    Melody; Very good question! Its like how Jesus said in Matthew 5:25, to be in a good mind and agreeable toward your adversary that you not be brought before the Judge. The definition for "reason" is: to think through logically, as a problem; to think or argue in a logical manner; to form conclusions, judgments, or inferences from facts or premises. This is about our acknowledging the truth.
  • Melody williams
    My bible study is doing Isaiah, we answer questions, and I have a question? what does it mean to reason with God?
  • A disciple
    Hi Jim; I once heard, that "Temptations won't cease till we're 15 minutes dead!" The difference that the Father has put between us and those who will not hear Jesus' voice, is the good and honest heart which acknowledges the truth, bows its head and says O Lord, be merciful to me the sinner! Jesus forgives us the sins and sets us free, and gives us grace and His Spirit to be holy and steadfast.
  • Jim
    Did the people ever feel guilt from their sins? I think we all have battled the temptations of sin early in our salvation, til guilt and shame finally overwhelms our lives and existence. The yoke of sin becomes heavy and finally we fall, look up and give it all to the Lord.
    (Matt 11:29) Take my yoke upon you and learn of me for I am meek and lowly in heart and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
  • Mama
    The people in this passage were playing a game with God. They went through the motions, prayed, and even went to church. God said "I won't hear you." Still, he told them how to change. Learn to do good.

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