Isaiah 9:18
Parallel Strong's
Berean Study Bible
For wickedness burns like a fire that consumes the thorns and briers and kindles the forest thickets which roll upward in billows of smoke.

Young's Literal Translation
For burned as a fire hath wickedness, Brier and thorn it devoureth, And it kindleth in thickets of the forest, And they lift themselves up, an exaltation of smoke!

King James Bible
For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up [like] the lifting up of smoke.

כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

רִשְׁעָ֔ה (riš·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7564: Wickedness

בָעֲרָ֤ה (ḇā·‘ă·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1197: To kindle, consume, to be, brutish

like a fire
כָאֵשׁ֙ (ḵā·’êš)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 784: A fire

that consumes
תֹּאכֵ֑ל (tō·ḵêl)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

the thorns
וָשַׁ֖יִת (wā·ša·yiṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7898: Scrub, trash, wild growth of weeds, briers

and briers
שָׁמִ֥יר (šā·mîr)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8068: A thorn, a gem, the diamond

and kindles
וַתִּצַּת֙ (wat·tiṣ·ṣaṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3341: To burn, set on fire, to desolate

the forest
הַיַּ֔עַר (hay·ya·‘ar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3293: A copse of bushes, a forest, honey in the comb

בְּסִֽבְכֵ֣י (bə·siḇ·ḵê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 5442: A thicket

which roll upward
וַיִּֽתְאַבְּכ֖וּ (way·yiṯ·’ab·bə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 55: To coil upward

in columns
גֵּא֥וּת (gê·’ūṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1348: Arrogance, majesty, ornament

of smoke.
עָשָֽׁן׃ (‘ā·šān)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6227: Smoke


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