The sinners in ·Jerusalem [L Zion; 1:27] are afraid; those who are ·separated from God [godless] shake with fear. They say, “·Can any of us [L Who can] live through this fire that ·destroys [consumes; devours]? Who can live near this ·fire that burns on and on [unquenchable/everlasting burning]?”
The sinners in Jerusalem are afraid. The people who are separated from God shake with fear. They say, “Can any of us live through this fire that destroys? Who can live near this fire that burns on and on?”
“If you’re far away, get the reports on what I’ve done, And if you’re in the neighborhood, pay attention to my record. The sinners in Zion are rightly terrified; the godless are at their wit’s end: ‘Who among us can survive this firestorm? Who of us can get out of this purge with our lives?’”
The chatta’im (sinners) in Tziyon are terrified; trembling hath seized the khanafim (hypocrites). Who among us can dwell with the devouring eish? Who among us can dwell with mokedei olam (everlasting burnings, see Dan 12:2)?
Those who do wrong, the guilty and criminal in Zion, are terrified; in the presence and power of God, the godless tremble. They ask themselves, “Who could possibly survive this all-consuming conflagration? Who can live through the unrelenting heat, the flames, the smoke?”
Sinners be all-broken in Zion, trembling wielded (the) hypocrites; who of you may dwell with fire devouring? who of you shall dwell with everlasting burnings? (The sinners in Zion be all-broken, fear and trembling held the hypocrites; who of you can live with devouring fire? who of you can live with everlasting burning?)
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