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Isaiah 34:4


All the stars in the sky will fade away, 1  the sky will roll up like a scroll; all its stars will wither, like a leaf withers and falls from a vine or a fig withers and falls from a tree. 2 


Ps 102:25,26; Isa 13:10; Isa 14:12; Jer 4:23,24; Eze 32:7,8; Joe 2:30,31; Joe 3:15; Mt 24:29,35; Mr 13:24,25; Ac 2:19,20; 2Pe 3:7-12; Re 6:13,14; Re 8:12; Re 20:11

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tc Heb “and all the host of heaven will rot.” The Qumran scroll 1QIsaa inserts “and the valleys will be split open,” but this reading may be influenced by Mic 1:4. On the other hand, the statement, if original, could have been omitted by homoioarcton, a scribe’s eye jumping from the conjunction prefixed to “the valleys” to the conjunction prefixed to the verb “rot.”

tn Heb “like the withering of a leaf from a vine, and like the withering from a fig tree.”

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