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Isaiah 29:20

    Isaiah 29:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For the terrible one is brought to nothing, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scoffer ceaseth, and all they that watch for iniquity are cut off;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For the cruel one has come to nothing; and those who make sport of the Lord are gone; and those who are watching to do evil are cut off:

    Webster's Revision

    For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scoffer ceaseth, and all they that watch for iniquity are cut off;

    World English Bible

    For the ruthless is brought to nothing, and the scoffer ceases, and all those who are alert to do evil are cut off--

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner ceaseth, and all they that watch for iniquity are cut off:

    Definitions for Isaiah 29:20

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.
    Nought - Nothing.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 29:20

    For the terrible one - The violent one (עריץ ‛ârı̂yts), the oppressor, who had exercised cruelty over them. This, I suppose, refers to the haughty among the Jews themselves; to those who held offices of power, and who abused them to oppress the poor and needy.

    And the scorner - (see Isaiah 28:14, Isaiah 28:22).

    Is consumed - Shall be entirely destroyed.

    And all that watch for iniquity - That is, who anxiously seek for opportunities to commit iniquity.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 29:20

    29:20 That watch - That early and diligently apply themselves to the practice of wickedness.