What does Isaiah 33:12 mean?
ESV: And the peoples will be as if burned to lime, like thorns cut down, that are burned in the fire.”
NIV: The peoples will be burned to ashes; like cut thornbushes they will be set ablaze.'
NASB: The peoples will be burned to lime, Like cut thorns which are burned in the fire.
CSB: The peoples will be burned to ashes, like thorns cut down and burned in a fire.
NLT: Your people will be burned up completely, like thornbushes cut down and tossed in a fire.
KJV: And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.
NKJV: And the people shall be like the burnings of lime; Like thorns cut up they shall be burned in the fire.
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Book Summary:
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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