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Isaiah 64:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— as when fire kindleth the brushwood, [and] the fire causeth the waters to boil; to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— As [when] the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, [that] the nations may tremble at thy presence!
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— As fire kindles the brushwood, [as] fire causes water to boil— To make Your name known to Your adversaries, [That] the nations may tremble at Your presence!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [As when] the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thy adversaries, [that] the nations may tremble at thy presence!
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— —as fire kindleth brushwood, as the fire causeth water to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations might tremble at thy presence!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— At thy presence, had, mountains, quaked: As fire kindleth, brushwood, [As] fire causeth, water, to boil, [So,] if thou wouldst make known thy Name to thine adversaries, At thy presence, nations, would tremble.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— (As fire kindleth stubble—Fire causeth water to boil,) To make known Thy name to Thine adversaries, From Thy presence do nations tremble.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— They would melt as at the burning of fire, the waters would burn with fire, that thy name might be made known to thy enemies: that the nations might tremble at thy presence.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— As [when] the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boyle: to make thy Name knowen to thine aduersaries, [that] the nations may tremble at thy presence.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— as wax melts before the fire; and fire shall burn up the enemies, and thy name shall be manifest among the adversaries: at thy presence the nations shall be troubled,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— As [when] the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, [that] the nations may tremble at thy presence!

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
As [when] the melting 2003
{2003} Prime
הָמָס
hamac
{haw-mawce'}
From an unused root apparently meaning to crackle; a dry twig or brushwood.
fire 784
{0784} Prime
אֵשׁ
'esh
{aysh}
A primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively).
burneth, 6919
{6919} Prime
קָדַח
qadach
{kaw-dakh'}
A primitive root to inflame.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
the fire 784
{0784} Prime
אֵשׁ
'esh
{aysh}
A primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively).
causeth the waters 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
to boil, 1158
{1158} Prime
בָּעָה
ba`ah
{baw-aw'}
A primitive root; to gush over, that is, to swell; (figuratively) to desire earnestly; by implication to ask.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
to make thy name 8034
{8034} Prime
שֵׁם
shem
{shame}
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
known 3045
{3045} Prime
ידע
yada`
{yaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
z8687
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
to thine adversaries, 6862
{6862} Prime
צַר
tsar
{tsar}
From H6887; narrow; (as a noun) a tight place (usually figuratively, that is, trouble); also a pebble (as in H6864); (transitively) an opponent (as crowding).
[that] the nations 1471
{1471} Prime
גּוֹי
gowy
{go'-ee}
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts.
may tremble 7264
{7264} Prime
רָגַז
ragaz
{raw-gaz'}
A primitive root; to quiver (with any violent emotion, especially anger or fear).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
at thy presence! 6440
{6440} Prime
פָּנִים
paniym
{paw-neem'}
Plural (but always used as a singular) of an unused noun (פָּנֶה paneh, {paw-neh'}; from H6437); the face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Isaiah 64:2

_ _ Oh, that Thy wrath would consume Thy foes as the fire. Rather, “as the fire burneth the dry brushwood” [Gesenius].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Isaiah 64:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Isaiah 64:2

Fire — Come with such zeal for thy people, that the solid mountains may be no more before thy breath, than metal that runs, or water that boils by the force of a vehement fire. Known — That thine enemies may know thy power, and that thy name may be dreaded among them.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Isaiah 64:2

As [when] the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth (b) the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thy adversaries, [that] the nations may tremble at thy presence!

(b) Meaning, the rain, hail, fire, thunder and lightning.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
melting fire:
Heb. fire of meltings

to make:

Isaiah 37:20 Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou [art] the LORD, [even] thou only.
Isaiah 63:12 That led [them] by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
Exodus 14:4 And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I [am] the LORD. And they did so.
1 Samuel 17:46-47 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. ... And all this assembly shall know that the LORD saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle [is] the LORD'S, and he will give you into our hands.
1 Kings 8:41-43 Moreover concerning a stranger, that [is] not of thy people Israel, but cometh out of a far country for thy name's sake; ... Hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for: that all people of the earth may know thy name, to fear thee, as [do] thy people Israel; and that they may know that this house, which I have builded, is called by thy name.
Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Psalms 67:1-2 [[To the chief Musician on Neginoth, A Psalm [or] Song.]] God be merciful unto us, and bless us; [and] cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. ... That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
Psalms 79:10 Wherefore should the heathen say, Where [is] their God? let him be known among the heathen in our sight [by] the revenging of the blood of thy servants [which is] shed.
Psalms 83:13 O my God, make them like a wheel; as the stubble before the wind.
Psalms 98:1-2 [[A Psalm.]] O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. ... The LORD hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.
Psalms 102:15-16 So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. ... When the LORD shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.
Psalms 106:8 Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known.
Ezekiel 38:22-23 And I will plead against him with pestilence and with blood; and I will rain upon him, and upon his bands, and upon the many people that [are] with him, an overflowing rain, and great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. ... Thus will I magnify myself, and sanctify myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.
Ezekiel 39:27-28 When I have brought them again from the people, and gathered them out of their enemies' lands, and am sanctified in them in the sight of many nations; ... Then shall they know that I [am] the LORD their God, which caused them to be led into captivity among the heathen: but I have gathered them unto their own land, and have left none of them any more there.
Daniel 4:1-3 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. ... How great [are] his signs! and how mighty [are] his wonders! his kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion [is] from generation to generation.
Daniel 4:32-37 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling [shall be] with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. ... Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works [are] truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
Daniel 6:25-27 Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. ... He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.
Joel 3:16-17 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD [will be] the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel. ... So shall ye know that I [am] the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

that the nations:

Exodus 15:14-16 The people shall hear, [and] be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina. ... Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be [as] still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, [which] thou hast purchased.
Deuteronomy 2:25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations [that are] under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.
Psalms 9:20 Put them in fear, O LORD: [that] the nations may know themselves [to be but] men. Selah.
Psalms 48:4-6 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. ... Fear took hold upon them there, [and] pain, as of a woman in travail.
Psalms 99:1 The LORD reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth [between] the cherubims; let the earth be moved.
Jeremiah 5:22 Fear ye not me? saith the LORD: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand [for] the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
Jeremiah 33:9 And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.
Micah 7:15-17 According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt will I shew unto him marvellous [things]. ... They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.
Revelation 11:11-13 And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them. ... And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
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Ex 14:4; 15:14. Dt 2:25. 1S 17:46. 1K 8:41. Ps 9:20; 46:10; 48:4; 67:1; 79:10; 83:13; 98:1; 99:1; 102:15; 106:8. Is 37:20; 63:12. Jr 5:22; 33:9. Ezk 38:22; 39:27. Dn 4:1, 32; 6:25. Jol 3:16. Mi 7:15. Rv 11:11.

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