Enemies Destroy Themselves

20 They rose early in the morning and went out to the wilderness of Tekoa; and when they went out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, O Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, (A)put your trust in the Lord your God and you will be established. Put your trust in His prophets and succeed.”

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24 Therefore, (A)as a tongue of fire consumes stubble
And dry grass collapses into the flame,
So their (B)root will become (C)like rot and their blossom [a]blow away as dust;
For they have (D)rejected the law of the Lord of hosts
And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 5:24 Lit ascend

“Inasmuch as these people have (A)rejected the gently flowing waters of Shiloah
And rejoice in (B)Rezin and the son of Remaliah;
“Now therefore, behold, the Lord is about to bring on them the (C)strong and abundant waters of the [a](D)Euphrates,
Even the (E)king of Assyria and all his glory;
And it will (F)rise up over all its channels and go over all its banks.
“Then (G)it will sweep on into Judah, it will overflow and pass through,
It will (H)reach even to the neck;
And the spread of its wings will [b]fill the breadth of [c]your land, O (I)Immanuel.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 8:7 Lit River
  2. Isaiah 8:8 Lit be the fullness of
  3. Isaiah 8:8 Or Your

12 Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel,

(A)Since you have rejected this word
And have put your trust in (B)oppression and guile, and have relied on them,
13 Therefore this (C)iniquity will be to you
Like a (D)breach about to fall,
A bulge in a high wall,
Whose collapse comes (E)suddenly in an instant,
14 Whose collapse is like the smashing of a (F)potter’s jar,
[a]So ruthlessly shattered
That a sherd will not be found among its pieces
To [b]take fire from a hearth
Or to scoop water from a cistern.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 30:14 Lit Crushed, it will not be spared
  2. Isaiah 30:14 Lit snatch up

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