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

16 (A)Ephraim is stricken, their root is dried up,
They will bear (B)no fruit.
Even though they bear children,
I will slay the (C)precious ones of their womb.

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“Yet it was I who destroyed the (A)Amorite before them,
[a]Though his (B)height was like the height of cedars
And he was strong as the oaks;
I even destroyed his (C)fruit above and his root below.

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 2:9 Lit Whose height

Final Admonition

[a]For behold, the day is coming, (A)burning like a furnace; and all the arrogant and every evildoer will be (B)chaff; and the day that is coming will (C)set them ablaze,” says the Lord of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.”

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 4:1 Ch 3:19 in Heb

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