14 The sinners in Zion are afraid;
Fearfulness has seized the hypocrites:
“Who among us shall dwell with the devouring (A)fire?
Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?”

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14 (A)Sinners in Zion are terrified;
(B)Trembling has seized the godless.
“Who among us can live with (C)the consuming fire?
Who among us can live with everlasting (D)burning?”

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14 
The sinners in Zion are terrified;
Trembling has seized the godless.
[They cry] “Who among us can live with the consuming fire?
Who among us can live with everlasting burning?”

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14 The sinners(A) in Zion are terrified;
    trembling(B) grips the godless:
“Who of us can dwell with the consuming fire?(C)
    Who of us can dwell with everlasting burning?”

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14 The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?

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The Great Day of God

“For behold, (A)the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all (B)the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be (C)stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“That will (D)leave them neither root nor branch.

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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 armies, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branches.

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Footnotes

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

Final Admonition

“For behold, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant (proud, self-righteous, haughty), and every evildoer shall be stubble; and the day that is coming shall set them on fire,” says the Lord of hosts, “so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.(A)

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Judgment and Covenant Renewal

[a]“Surely the day is coming;(A) it will burn like a furnace.(B) All the arrogant(C) and every evildoer will be stubble,(D) and the day that is coming will set them on fire,(E)” says the Lord Almighty. “Not a root or a branch(F) will be left to them.

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 4:1 In Hebrew texts 4:1-6 is numbered 3:19-24.

For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

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18 (A)Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord!
For what good is (B)the day of the Lord to you?
It will be darkness, and not light.

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18 Woe to you who are longing for the (A)day of the Lord,
For what [a]purpose will the day of the Lord be to you?
It will be (B)darkness and not light;

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Footnotes

  1. Amos 5:18 Lit will this be to you, the day

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Woe (judgment is coming) to you who desire the day of the Lord [expecting rescue from the Gentiles]!
Why would you want the day of the Lord?
It is darkness (judgment) and not light [and rescue and prosperity];

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The Day of the Lord

18 Woe to you who long
    for the day of the Lord!(A)
Why do you long for the day of the Lord?(B)
    That day will be darkness,(C) not light.(D)

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18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord! to what end is it for you? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light.

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