when (A)the Lord shall have washed away the filth of (B)the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by (C)a spirit of burning.[a]

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  1. Isaiah 4:4 Or purging

The Lord will wash away the filth(A) of the women of Zion;(B) he will cleanse(C) the bloodstains(D) from Jerusalem by a spirit[a] of judgment(E) and a spirit[b] of fire.(F)

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  1. Isaiah 4:4 Or the Spirit
  2. Isaiah 4:4 Or the Spirit

But (A)who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For (B)he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap. He will sit (C)as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring (D)offerings in righteousness to the Lord.[a]

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  1. Malachi 3:3 Or and they will belong to the Lord, bringers of an offering in righteousness

But who can endure(A) the day of his coming?(B) Who can stand(C) when he appears? For he will be like a refiner’s fire(D) or a launderer’s soap.(E) He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver;(F) he will purify(G) the Levites and refine them like gold and silver.(H) Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness,(I)

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And divided tongues (A)as of fire appeared to them and rested[a] on each one of them.

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  1. Acts 2:3 Or And tongues as of fire appeared to them, distributed among them, and rested

They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them.

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