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14 Sinners are afraid in Zion;
panic[a] grips the godless.[b]
They say,[c] “Who among us can coexist with destructive fire?
Who among us can coexist with unquenchable[d] fire?”

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  1. Isaiah 33:14 tn Or “trembling” (ASV, NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV); NLT “shake with fear.”
  2. Isaiah 33:14 tn Or “the defiled”; TEV “The sinful people of Zion”; NLT “The sinners in Jerusalem.”
  3. Isaiah 33:14 tn The words “they say” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
  4. Isaiah 33:14 tn Or “perpetual”; or “everlasting” (KJV, ASV, NAB, NIV, NRSV).