kon-su-ma'-shun (killayon from kalah):
The word, meaning destruction, completion, or failing (Isaiah 10:23; 28:22; Daniel 9:27) is translated interchangeably in the King James Version for another Hebrew word referring to a physical disease, and best translated "consumption"; compare Leviticus 26:16; Deuteronomy 28:22. Not used in the Revised Version (British and American). The Hebrew variously but more accurately translated "full end"; compare Daniel 9:27; Isaiah 10:23; and "destruction"; compare Isaiah 10:22; 28:22. There seems therefore to be an inconsistency on the part of both the Authorized and Revised translations.
Walter G. Clippinger
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