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Isaiah 29:20 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scoffer ceaseth, and all they that watch for iniquity are cut off;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— For the ruthless will come to an end and the scorner will be finished, Indeed all who are intent on doing evil will be cut off;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For the terrible one is brought to naught, and the scoffer is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For the terrible one shall come to nought, and the scorner shall be no more, and all that watch for iniquity shall be cut off,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For the tyrant, hath vanished, And the scoffer, is no more, Yea cut off, are all who watch for iniquity:—
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For ceased hath the terrible one, And consumed hath been the scorner, And cut off have been all watching for iniquity,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For he that did prevail hath failed, the scorner is consumed, and they are all cut off that watched for iniquity:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquitie are cut off:
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The lawless man has come to nought, and the proud man has perished, and they that transgress mischievously have been utterly destroyed:
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all that watch for iniquity are cut off:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
the terrible one 6184
{6184} Prime
עָרִיץ
`ariyts
{aw-reets'}
From H6206; fearful, that is, powerful or tyrannical.
is brought to nought, 656
{0656} Prime
אפס
'aphec
{aw-face'}
A primitive root; to disappear, that is, cease.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
and the scorner 3887
{3887} Prime
לוּץ
luwts
{loots}
A primitive root; properly to make mouths at, that is, to scoff; hence (from the effort to pronounce a foreign language) to interpret, or (generally) intercede.
z8801
<8801> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 309
is consumed, 3615
{3615} Prime
כָּלָה
kalah
{kaw-law'}
A primitive root; to end, whether intransitively (to cease, be finished, perish) or transitively (to complete, prepare, consume).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
and all x3605
(3605) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
From H3634; properly the whole; hence all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense).
that watch 8245
{8245} Prime
שָׁקַד
shaqad
{shaw-kad'}
A primitive root; to be alert, that is, sleepless; hence to be on the lookout (whether for good or ill).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
for iniquity 205
{0205} Prime
אָוֶן
'aven
{aw-ven'}
From an unused root perhaps meaning properly to pant (hence to exert oneself, usually in vain; to come to naught); strictly nothingness; also trouble, vanity, wickedness; specifically an idol.
are cut off: 3772
{3772} Prime
כָּרַת
karath
{kaw-rath'}
A primitive root; to cut (off, down or asunder); by implication to destroy or consume; specifically to covenant (that is, make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces).
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 29:20

_ _ terrible — namely, the persecutors among the Jewish nobles.

_ _ scorner — (Isaiah 28:14, Isaiah 28:22).

_ _ watch for — not only commit iniquity, but watch for opportunities of committing it, and make it their whole study (see Micah 2:1; Matthew 26:59; Matthew 27:1).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 29:17-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 29:20

That watch — That early and diligently apply themselves to the practice of wickedness.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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the terrible:

Isaiah 29:5 Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones [shall be] as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
Isaiah 13:3 I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, [even] them that rejoice in my highness.
Isaiah 25:4-5 For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones [is] as a storm [against] the wall. ... Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers, as the heat in a dry place; [even] the heat with the shadow of a cloud: the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low.
Isaiah 49:25 But thus saith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered: for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.
Isaiah 51:13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where [is] the fury of the oppressor?
Daniel 7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it [was] diverse from all the beasts that [were] before it; and it had ten horns.
Daniel 7:19-25 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth [were of] iron, and his nails [of] brass; [which] devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; ... And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
Habakkuk 1:6-7 For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, [that] bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces [that are] not theirs. ... They [are] terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

the scorner:

Isaiah 28:14-22 Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which [is] in Jerusalem. ... Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.
Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.
Luke 23:11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked [him], and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.
Luke 23:35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided [him], saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God.

and all:

Micah 2:1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
Mark 2:6-7 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, ... Why doth this [man] thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only?
Mark 3:2-6 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. ... And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him.
Luke 6:7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him.
Luke 13:14-17 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. ... And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed: and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
Luke 20:20-23 And they watched [him], and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor. ... But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?
Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
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Is 13:3; 25:4; 28:14; 29:5; 49:25; 51:13. Dn 7:7, 19. Mi 2:1. Hab 1:6. Mk 2:6; 3:2. Lk 6:7; 13:14; 16:14; 20:20; 23:11, 35. Rv 12:10.

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