What does Isaiah 31:9 mean?
ESV: His rock shall pass away in terror, and his officers desert the standard in panic,” declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.
NIV: Their stronghold will fall because of terror; at the sight of the battle standard their commanders will panic,' declares the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, whose furnace is in Jerusalem.
NASB: 'His rock will pass away because of panic, And his officers will be terrified by the flag,' Declares the Lord, whose fire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.
CSB: His rock will pass away because of fear, and his officers will be afraid because of the signal flag.This is the Lord's declaration--whose fire is in Zion and whose furnace is in Jerusalem.
NLT: Even the strongest will quake with terror, and princes will flee when they see your battle flags,' says the Lord, whose fire burns in Zion, whose flame blazes from Jerusalem.
KJV: And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.
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Isaiah is among the most important prophetic books in the entire Bible. The first segment details God's impending judgment against ancient peoples for sin and idolatry (Isaiah 1—35). The second part of Isaiah briefly explains a failed assault on Jerusalem during the rule of Hezekiah (Isaiah 36—39). The final chapters predict Israel's rescue from Babylonian captivity (Isaiah 40—48), the promised Messiah (Isaiah 49—57), and the final glory of Jerusalem and God's people (Isaiah 58—66).
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