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Isaiah 31:8

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31:8 Assyria will fall by a sword, but not one human-made; 1 

a sword not made by humankind will destroy them. 2 

They will run away from this sword 3 

and their young men will be forced to do hard labor.

Isaiah 34:6

Context

34:6 The Lord’s sword is dripping with blood,

it is covered 4  with fat;

it drips 5  with the blood of young rams and goats

and is covered 6  with the fat of rams’ kidneys.

For the Lord is holding a sacrifice 7  in Bozrah, 8 

a bloody 9  slaughter in the land of Edom.

Isaiah 66:16

Context

66:16 For the Lord judges all humanity 10 

with fire and his sword;

the Lord will kill many. 11 

1 tn Heb “Assyria will fall by a sword, not of a man.”

2 tn Heb “and a sword not of humankind will devour him.”

3 tn Heb “he will flee for himself from before a sword.”

4 tn The verb is a rare Hotpaal passive form. See GKC 150 §54.h.

5 tn The words “it drips” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.

6 tn The words “and is covered” are supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.

7 tn Heb “for there is a sacrifice to the Lord.”

8 sn The Lord’s judgment of Edom is compared to a bloody sacrificial scene.

9 tn Heb “great” (so KJV, NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV).

10 tn Heb “flesh” (so KJV, NASB, NRSV); NIV “upon all men”; TEV “all the people of the world.”

11 tn Heb “many are the slain of the Lord.”



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