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

  • 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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