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

  • Sharon tuning
    I know the prophet is speaking of Israel but it makes me think of the way America is headed also..... America is standing for evil and we (the church) must repent as the kingdom of God is At hand...
  • Este Velu
    Can the vision of ISAIAH will apply to Judah
  • BSP
    In this chapter God viewed the Israelites' sins as wicked as the nations of Sodom and Gomorrah. They had fallen so far, but Jehovah God was laying their sins bare and giving them a warning before he took action against them.
  • Russell allen
    my comments realy would not count because i don,t have much understanding i believe in god and the blessed thrinty i believe isaiah was a very great man of GOD. that which i cannot understand i try to make up with good deeds toward my fellow man
  • Owani moses
    God was revealing that grace was just at the door so no more sacrifice of burnt offering
  • Irene Kitamirike
    Isaiah 1 it teaches us that God is not after our burnt offerings, God is not after our beautiful voices that we offer in songs of worship, infact He's not even after our endless prayers. He is after our hearts. If we give Him our hearts and let Him lead and guide, wow! there we have given Him the platform to decorate our lives. there is His smile. Beautiful chapter!

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