Isaiah 66:16
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New International Version
For with fire and with his sword the LORD will execute judgment on all people, and many will be those slain by the LORD.

New Living Translation
The LORD will punish the world by fire and by his sword. He will judge the earth, and many will be killed by him.

English Standard Version
For by fire will the LORD enter into judgment, and by his sword, with all flesh; and those slain by the LORD shall be many.

Berean Study Bible
For by fire and by His sword, the LORD will execute judgment on all flesh, and many will be slain by the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD will execute judgment by fire And by His sword on all flesh, And those slain by the LORD will be many.

King James Bible
For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD will execute judgment on all people with his fiery sword, and many will be slain by the LORD.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD's fiery sword will bring justice everywhere on this earth and execute many people.

Good News Translation
By fire and sword he will punish all the people of the world whom he finds guilty--and many will be put to death.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD will execute judgment on all flesh with His fiery sword, and many will be slain by the LORD."

International Standard Version
For with fire and with his sword the LORD will proceed to judgment on all humanity, and those slain by the LORD will be many."

NET Bible
For the LORD judges all humanity with fire and his sword; the LORD will kill many.

New Heart English Bible
For by fire will the LORD execute judgment, and by his sword, on all flesh; and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will judge with fire, and he will judge all people with his sword. Many people will be struck dead by the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For by fire will the LORD contend, And by His sword with all flesh; And the slain of the LORD shall be many.

New American Standard 1977
For the LORD will execute judgment by fire And by His sword on all flesh, And those slain by the LORD will be many.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For by fire and by his sword will the LORD judge all flesh; and the slain of the LORD shall be multiplied.

King James 2000 Bible
For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

American King James Version
For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

American Standard Version
For by fire will Jehovah execute judgment, and by his sword, upon all flesh; and the slain of Jehovah shall be many.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For the Lord shall judge by fire, and by his sword unto all flesh, and the slain of the Lord shall be many.

Darby Bible Translation
For by fire and by his sword will Jehovah enter into judgment with all flesh: and the slain of Jehovah shall be many.

English Revised Version
For by fire will the LORD plead, and by his sword, with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

Webster's Bible Translation
For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

World English Bible
For by fire will Yahweh execute judgment, and by his sword, on all flesh; and the slain of Yahweh shall be many.

Young's Literal Translation
For by fire and by His sword, Doth Jehovah do judgment with all flesh. And many have been Jehovah's pierced ones.'
Study Bible
God's Final Judgments Against the Wicked
15For behold, the LORD will come with fire—His chariots are like the whirlwind—to execute His anger with fury and His rebuke with flames of fire. 16For by fire and by His sword, the LORD will execute judgment on all flesh, and many will be slain by the LORD. 17“Those who dedicate and purify themselves to enter the groves—to follow one in the midst of those who eat the flesh of swine and vermin and rats—will perish together,” declares the LORD.…
Cross References
Isaiah 3:13
The LORD arises to contend; He stands to judge the people.

Isaiah 10:4
Nothing will remain but to crouch among the captives or fall among the slain. Despite all this, His anger is not turned away; His hand is still upraised.

Isaiah 27:1
In that day the LORD will take His sharp, great, and mighty sword, and bring judgment on Leviathan, the fleeing serpent--Leviathan, the coiling serpent--and He will slay the dragon of the sea.

Isaiah 30:30
And the LORD will cause His majestic voice to be heard and His mighty arm revealed, striking in angry wrath, with a flame of consuming fire, and with cloudburst, storm, and hailstones.

Isaiah 31:8
"Then Assyria will fall, but not by the sword of man; a sword will devour them, but not one made by mortals. They will flee before the sword, and their young men will be put to forced labor.

Isaiah 65:12
I will destine you for the sword, and you will all kneel down to be slaughtered, because I called and you did not answer, I spoke and you did not listen; you did evil in My sight and chose that in which I did not delight."

Jeremiah 25:31
The tumult will resound to the ends of the earth because the LORD brings a charge against the nations. He enters into judgment on all mankind and puts the wicked to the sword,' declares the LORD."

Jeremiah 25:33
Those slain by the LORD on that day will be spread from one end of the earth to the other. They will not be mourned, gathered, or buried. They will be like dung lying on the ground.

Jeremiah 45:5
But as for you, do you seek great things for yourself? Stop seeking! For I will bring disaster on every living creature, declares the LORD, but wherever you go I will grant your life as plunder."

Jeremiah 46:15
Why have your warriors been laid low? They cannot stand, for the LORD has thrust them down.

Ezekiel 5:15
So you will be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and a horror to the nations around you, when I execute judgments against you in anger, wrath, and raging fury. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Ezekiel 38:17
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'Are you the one of whom I have spoken in former days through My servants, the prophets of Israel, who for years prophesied in those times that I would bring you against them?

Ezekiel 38:21
And I will summon a sword against Gog on all My mountains, declares the Lord GOD, and every man's sword will be against his brother.

Ezekiel 38:22
I will execute judgment upon him with plague and bloodshed. I will pour out torrents of rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him.

Joel 3:2
I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning My people, My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations as they divided up My land.

Amos 7:4
This is what the Lord GOD showed me: The Lord GOD was calling for judgment by fire. It consumed the great deep and devoured the land.

Nahum 3:3
Charging horseman, flashing sword, shining spear; heaps of slain, mounds of corpses, dead bodies without end--they stumble over their dead--

Nahum 3:15
There the fire will devour you; the sword will cut you down and consume you like a young locust. Make yourself many like the young locust; make yourself many like the swarming locust!

Zechariah 14:5
You will flee by My mountain valley, for it will extend to Azal. You will flee as you fled from the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah. Then the LORD my God will come, and all the holy ones with Him.

Treasury of Scripture

For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

Isaiah 27:1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall …

Isaiah 34:5-10 For my sword shall be bathed in heaven: behold, it shall come down …

Ezekiel 38:21,22 And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, …

Ezekiel 39:2 And I will turn you back, and leave but the sixth part of you, and …

Revelation 19:11-21 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat …

(16) Will the Lord plead . . .--Better, will the Lord hold judgment. The thoughts of the seer pass on to the retributive side of the Divine righteousness. Fire and sword have been used by the enemies of God against His people, and shall, in turn, be the instruments of His vengeance. The "sword" may, however, be the symbol of the Divine judgment, apart from any reference to its human instrument (Deuteronomy 32:41; Revelation 1:16).

Verse 16. - By fire and by his sword (see the introductory paragraph). The "sword of Jehovah" is spoken of also in Isaiah 27:1 and Isaiah 34:5, 6 (comp. Revelation 19:15, 21). Will the Lord plead with all flesh; rather, will the Lord judge all flesh (comp. Jeremiah 25:31, where the same phrase occurs). For by fire, and by his sword, will the Lord plead with all flesh,.... With the Mahometans, the Turks, the Ottoman empire, against whom he will call for a sword, and will rain upon them fire and brimstone, signified by Gog and Magog, Ezekiel 38:22 and with the other antichristian powers at the battle of Armageddon; and when the fourth vial will be poured upon the sun, and men will be scorched with fire; see Revelation 16:8,

and the slain of the Lord shall be many; that is, those that will be slain by the Lord, both in the attempt of the Turks to recover the land of Canaan out of the hands of the Jews, possessed of it; whose numbers of slain will be so many, that the burying of them will last seven months, Ezekiel 39:12 and in the battle between the Christian princes, Christ at the head of them, and the antichristian armies, led on by the beast and the kings of the earth; when the fowls of the air will be invited to the great supper of the Lord, to eat the flesh of kings, captains, and mighty men, so great will the slaughter be, Revelation 19:17, see also Isaiah 11:13. 16. Rather, "With fire will Jehovah judge, and with His sword (He will judge) all flesh." The parallelism and collocation of the Hebrew words favor this (Isa 65:12).

all flesh—that is, all who are the objects of His wrath. The godly shall be hidden by the Lord in a place of safety away from the scene of judgment (Isa 26:20, 21; Ps 31:20; 1Th 4:16, 17).66:15-24 A prophetic declaration is given of the Lord's vengeance on all enemies of his church, especially that of all antichristian opposers of the gospel in the latter days. Ver.
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