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24 Therefore, (A)as the [a]fire devours the stubble,
And the flame consumes the chaff,
So (B)their root will be as rottenness,
And their blossom will ascend like dust;
Because they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts,
And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

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  1. Isaiah 5:24 Lit. tongue of fire

24 Therefore, as tongues of fire(A) lick up straw(B)
    and as dry grass sinks down in the flames,
so their roots will decay(C)
    and their flowers blow away like dust;(D)
for they have rejected the law of the Lord Almighty
    and spurned the word(E) of the Holy One(F) of Israel.

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18 For wickedness (A)burns as the fire;
It shall devour the briers and thorns,
And kindle in the thickets of the forest;
They shall mount up like rising smoke.

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18 Surely wickedness burns like a fire;(A)
    it consumes briers and thorns,(B)
it sets the forest thickets ablaze,(C)
    so that it rolls upward in a column of smoke.

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19 Through the wrath of the Lord of hosts
(A)The land is burned up,
And the people shall be as fuel for the fire;
(B)No man shall spare his brother.

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19 By the wrath(A) of the Lord Almighty
    the land will be scorched(B)
and the people will be fuel for the fire;(C)
    they will not spare one another.(D)

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In that day I will make the governors of Judah (A)like a firepan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place—Jerusalem.

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“On that day I will make the clans of Judah like a firepot(A) in a woodpile, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume(B) all the surrounding peoples right and left, but Jerusalem will remain intact(C) in her place.

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