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The nations will see this and be frustrated in spite of all their strength. In dismay they will close their mouths and cover their ears.
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The nations shall see, and shall be confounded at all their strength: they shall put the hand upon the mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
Micah 5:8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples, as a dew from the Lord, and as drops upon the grass, which waiteth not for man, nor tarrieth for the children of men.
Psalm 126:2 Then was our mouth filled with gladness; and our tongue with joy. Then shall they say among the Gentiles: The Lord hath done great things for them.
Isaiah 26:11 Lord, let thy hand be exalted, and let them not see: let the envious people see, and be confounded: and let fire devour thy enemies.
Isaiah 66:18 But I know their works, and their thoughts: I come that I may gather them together with all nations and tongues: and they shall come and shall see my glory.
Ezekiel 38:23 And I will be magnified, and I will be sanctified: and I will be known in the eyes of many nations and they shall know that I am the Lord.
Ezekiel 39:17-21 And thou, O son of man, saith the Lord God, say to every fowl, and to all the birds, and to all the beasts of the field: Assemble yourselves, make haste, come together from every side to my victim, which I slay for you, a great victim upon the mountains of Israel: to eat flesh, and drink blood. . . .
Zechariah 8:20-23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, until people come and dwell in many cities, . . .
Zechariah 12:9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.
Revelation 11:18 And the nations were angry: and thy wrath is come. And the time of the dead, that they should be judged and that thou shouldest render reward to thy servants the prophets and the saints, and to them that fear thy name, little and great: and shouldest destroy them who have corrupted the earth.
Job 21:5 Hearken to me and be astonished, and lay your finger on your mouth.
Job 29:9,10 The princes ceased to speak, and laid the finger on their mouth. . . .
Job 40:4 What can I answer, who hath spoken inconsiderately? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.
Isaiah 52:15 He shall sprinkle many nations, kings shall shut their mouth at him: for they to whom it was not told of him, have seen: and they that heard not, have beheld.
Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law speaketh, it speaketh to them that are in the law: that every mouth may be stopped and all the world may be made subject to God.
ContextGod's Compassion on Israel
…15According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt, I will shew him wonders. 16The nations shall see, and shall be confounded at all their strength: they shall put the hand upon the mouth, their ears shall be deaf.17They shall lick the dust like serpents, as the creeping things of the earth, they shall be disturbed in their houses: they shall dread the Lord, our God, and shall fear thee.…
There is that hath appeared a fool after he was lifted up on high: for if he had understood, he would have laid his hand upon his mouth.
Lord, let thy hand be exalted, and let them not see: let the envious people see, and be confounded: and let fire devour thy enemies.
Therefore night shall be to you instead of vision, and darkness to you instead of divination: and the sun shall go down upon the prophets, and the day shall be darkened over them.
And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and will destroy the strength of the kingdom of the Gentiles: and I will overthrow the chariot, and him that rideth therein: and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.
Additional TranslationsNations will see and be ashamed, deprived of all their might. They will put their hands over their mouths, and their ears will become deaf.The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand on their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might; they shall lay their hand upon their mouth; their ears shall be deaf.
The nations shall see and be ashamed; and at all their might they shall lay their hands upon their mouth, their ears shall be deafened.
-- The nations shall see, and be ashamed for all their might: they shall lay [their] hand upon [their] mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
The nations shall see and be ashamed of all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.
The nations will see and be ashamed of all their might. They will lay their hand on their mouth. Their ears will be deaf.
See do nations, and they are ashamed of all their might, They lay a hand on the mouth, their ears are deaf.
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