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Isaiah 33:12

    Isaiah 33:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the peoples shall be as the burnings of lime, as thorns cut down, that are burned in the fire.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the peoples will be like the burning of chalk: as thorns cut down, which are burned in the fire.

    Webster's Revision

    And the peoples shall be as the burnings of lime, as thorns cut down, that are burned in the fire.

    World English Bible

    The peoples will be like the burning of lime, like thorns that are cut down and burned in the fire.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the peoples shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut down, that are burned in the fire.

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 33:12

    And the people - In the army of Sennacherib.

    As the burnings of lime - As if placed in a burning lime-kiln, where they must certainly be destroyed (see Isaiah 30:33; compare Amos 2:1).

    As thorns cut up - As thorns, or small brushwood, that has been long cut up and perfectly dried are speedily consumed, so shall it be with the Assyrian army. This is an image like many that are employed, denoting that the destruction of the army of the Assyrians would be sudden and entire.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 33:12

    33:12 The people - Shall be burnt as easily and effectually as chalk is burned to lime.