Isaiah 1:20
New International Version
but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

New Living Translation
But if you turn away and refuse to listen, you will be devoured by the sword of your enemies. I, the LORD, have spoken!”

English Standard Version
but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

Berean Study Bible
But if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

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

New King James Version
But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword”; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

New American Standard Bible
But if you refuse and rebel, You will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

NASB 1995
"But if you refuse and rebel, You will be devoured by the sword." Truly, the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

NASB 1977
“But if you refuse and rebel, You will be devoured by the sword.” Truly, the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Amplified Bible
But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Christian Standard Bible
But if you refuse and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if you refuse and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you will not obey and you will contend, by the sword you shall be consumed. The mouth of LORD JEHOVAH has spoken

Brenton Septuagint Translation
but if ye be not willing, nor hearken to me, a sword shall devour you: for the mouth of the Lord has spoken this.

Contemporary English Version
But if you turn against me, your enemies will kill you. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if you will not, and will provoke me to wrath: the sword shall devour you because the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

English Revised Version
but if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Good News Translation
But if you defy me, you are doomed to die. I, the LORD, have spoken."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if you refuse and rebel, you will be destroyed by swords." The LORD has spoken.

International Standard Version
but if you refuse and rebel, you'll be devoured by the sword, because the LORD has spoken."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if ye refuse and rebel, Ye shall be devoured with the sword; For the mouth of the LORD hath spoken.

Literal Standard Version
And if you refuse, and have rebelled, "" You are consumed [by] the sword,” "" For the mouth of YHWH has spoken.

NET Bible
But if you refuse and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword." Know for certain that the LORD has spoken.

New Heart English Bible
How the faithful city has become a prostitute. She was full of justice; righteousness lodged in her, but now murderers.

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

Young's Literal Translation
And if ye refuse, and have rebelled, By the sword ye are consumed, For the mouth of Jehovah hath spoken.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Meaningless Offerings
19If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best of the land. 20But if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Cross References
Titus 1:2
in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.

1 Samuel 12:15
But if you disobey the LORD and rebel against His command, then the hand of the LORD will be against you as it was against your fathers.

1 Samuel 12:25
But if you persist in doing evil, both you and your king will be swept away."

Isaiah 3:25
Your men will fall by the sword, and your warriors in battle.

Isaiah 8:6
"Because this people has rejected the gently flowing waters of Shiloah and rejoiced in Rezin and the son of Remaliah,

Isaiah 34:16
Search and read the scroll of the LORD: Not one of these will go missing, not one will lack her mate, because He has ordered it by His mouth, and He will gather them by His Spirit.

Isaiah 40:5
And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all humanity together will see it. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken."

Isaiah 58:14
then you will delight yourself in the LORD, and I will make you ride on the heights of the land and feed you with the heritage of your father Jacob." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

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 4:17
They surround her like men guarding a field, because she has rebelled against Me," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 17:27
But if you do not listen to Me to keep the Sabbath day holy by not carrying a load while entering the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle an unquenchable fire in its gates to consume the citadels of Jerusalem.'"

Jeremiah 21:8
Furthermore, you are to tell this people that this is what the LORD says: 'Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.

Jeremiah 26:4
And you are to tell them that this is what the LORD says: 'If you do not listen to Me and walk in My law, which I have set before you,

Jeremiah 46:14
"Announce it in Egypt, and proclaim it in Migdol; proclaim it in Memphis and Tahpanhes: 'Take your positions and prepare yourself, for the sword devours those around you.'

Micah 4:4
And each man will sit under his own vine and under his own fig tree, with no one to frighten him. For the mouth of the LORD of Hosts has spoken.


Treasury of Scripture

But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it.

if ye refuse

Isaiah 3:11
Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

1 Samuel 12:25
But if ye shall still do wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king.

2 Chronicles 36:14-16
Moreover all the chief of the priests, and the people, transgressed very much after all the abominations of the heathen; and polluted the house of the LORD which he had hallowed in Jerusalem…

for the mouth

Isaiah 40:5
And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Isaiah 58:14
Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Leviticus 26:33
And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.









Verse 20. - If ye refuse and rebel; i.e. "if ye neither consent in will, nor obey in act, "antithetical to the two verbs in the first clause of ver. 19. Ye shall be devoured; or, ye shall be eaten. The same verb as in the latter clause of ver. 19. With the sword. The metaphor is not a common one, but occurs in Jeremiah (Jeremiah 2:30; Jeremiah 12:12; Jeremiah 46:10, 14) and Nahum (Nahum 2:13). The mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. A weighty ending, indicating the certainty of fulfillment, Jehovah, who cannot lie, has spoken; the result will assuredly follow.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But if
וְאִם־ (wə·’im-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you resist
תְּמָאֲנ֖וּ (tə·mā·’ă·nū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3985: To refuse

and rebel,
וּמְרִיתֶ֑ם (ū·mə·rî·ṯem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 4784: To be contentious or rebellious

you will be devoured
תְּאֻכְּל֔וּ (tə·’uk·kə·lū)
Verb - QalPass - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 398: To eat

by the sword.”
חֶ֣רֶב (ḥe·reḇ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

For
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the mouth
פִּ֥י (pî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has spoken.
דִּבֵּֽר׃ (dib·bêr)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue


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