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New International Version
Listen! The LORD is calling to the city— and to fear your name is wisdom— “Heed the rod and the One who appointed it.
New Living Translation
Fear the LORD if you are wise! His voice calls to everyone in Jerusalem: “The armies of destruction are coming; the LORD is sending them.
English Standard Version
The voice of the LORD cries to the city— and it is sound wisdom to fear your name: “Hear of the rod and of him who appointed it!
Berean Study Bible
The voice of the LORD calls out to the city (and it is sound wisdom to fear Your name): “Heed the rod and the One who ordained it.
King James Bible
The LORD'S voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.
New King James Version
The LORD’s voice cries to the city— Wisdom shall see Your name: “Hear the rod! Who has appointed it?
New American Standard Bible
The voice of the LORD will call to the city— And it is sound wisdom to fear Your name: “Hear, you tribe. Who has designated its time?
The voice of the LORD will call to the city— And it is sound wisdom to fear Your name: “Hear, O tribe. Who has appointed its time?
The voice of the LORD will call to the city— And it is sound wisdom to fear Thy name: “Hear, O tribe. Who has appointed its time?
The voice of the LORD shall call to the city [of Jerusalem]— And it is sound wisdom to heed [solemnly] and fear Your name [with awe-filled reverence]; “Hear, O tribe [the rod of punishment]. Who has appointed its time?
Christian Standard Bible
The voice of the LORD calls out to the city (and it is wise to fear your name): “Pay attention to the rod and the one who ordained it.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
The voice of Yahweh calls out to the city (and it is wise to fear Your name):” Pay attention to the rod and the One who ordained it.
American Standard Version
The voice of Jehovah crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom will see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The voice of LORD JEHOVAH upon the city proclaims doctrine to worshipers of his name; hear, tribe, he who shall testify!
Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord's voice shall be proclaimed in the city, and he shall save those that fear his name: hear, O tribe; and who shall order the city?
Contemporary English Version
I am the LORD, and you are wise to respect my power to punish. So listen to my message for the city of Jerusalem:
The voice of the Lord crieth to the city, and salvation shall be to them that fear thy name: hear, O ye tribes, and who shall approve it?
Good News Translation
It is wise to fear the LORD. He calls to the city, "Listen, you people who assemble in the city!
International Standard Version
The voice of the LORD cries out to the city— wisdom fears your name: "Heed the rod, and the one who prepared it!
JPS Tanakh 1917
Hark! the LORD crieth unto the city--And it is wisdom to have regard for Thy name-- Hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.
Literal Standard Version
A voice of YHWH calls to the city, And wisdom fears Your Name, “Hear the rod, and Him who appointed it.
New American Bible
The LORD cries aloud to the city (It is prudent to fear your name!): Hear, O tribe and city assembly,
Listen! The LORD is calling to the city! It is wise to respect your authority, O LORD! Listen, O nation, and those assembled in the city!
New Revised Standard Version
The voice of the LORD cries to the city (it is sound wisdom to fear your name): Hear, O tribe and assembly of the city!
New Heart English Bible
The LORD's voice calls to the city, and wisdom sees your name: "Listen to the rod, and he who appointed it.
World English Bible
Yahweh's voice calls to the city, and wisdom sees your name: "Listen to the rod, and he who appointed it.
Young's Literal Translation
A voice of Jehovah to the city calleth, And wisdom doth fear Thy name, Hear ye the rod, and Him who appointed it.
Additional Translations ...
ContextThe Punishment of Israel
9The voice of the LORD calls out to the city (and it is sound wisdom to fear Your name): “Heed the rod and the One who ordained it. 10Can I forget any longer, O house of the wicked, the treasures of wickedness and the short ephah, which is accursed?…
How can it rest when the LORD has commanded it? He has appointed it against Ashkelon and the shore of its coastland."
He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
Can I forget any longer, O house of the wicked, the treasures of wickedness and the short ephah, which is accursed?
Treasury of Scripture
The LORD's voice cries to the city, and the man of wisdom shall see your name: hear you the rod, and who has appointed it.
Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.
Isaiah 24:10-12 The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in…
Isaiah 27:10 Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
2 Kings 22:11-20 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the book of the law, that he rent his clothes…
Psalm 107:43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.
Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
the man of wisdom shall see thy name.
Exodus 34:5-7 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD…
Psalm 9:16 The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
Psalm 48:10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth: thy right hand is full of righteousness.
2 Samuel 21:1 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.
Job 5:6-8,17 Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither doth trouble spring out of the ground; …
Job 10:2 I will say unto God, Do not condemn me; shew me wherefore thou contendest with me.
Unto the city--i.e., Jerusalem, the metropolis of the wealth and sinfulness of Judah.
The man of wisdom shall see thy name--i.e., will regard it. The sentence may be thrown in parenthetically, as in the warning, "Whoso readeth, let him understand." And he will perceive the hand of God in the visitations for sin.Verses 9-12. - § 3. Because Israel was very far from acting in this spirit, God sternly rebukes her for prevailing sins. Verse 9. - The Lord's voice (Isaiah 30:31; Joel 2:11; Amos 1:2). These are no longer the words of the prophet, but those of God himself, and not spoken in secret, but unto the city, that all may hear the sentence who dwell in Jerusalem. The man of wisdom shall see thy Name; i.e. he who is wise regards thy Name and obeys time, does not simply hear, but profits by what he hears. The reading is uncertain. Others render, "Blessed is he who sees thy Name;" but the construction is against this. Others, "Thy Name looketh to wisdom" (or prosperity), has the true wisdom of life in sight. The versions read "fear" for "see." Thus the LXX., Σώσει φοβουμένους τὸ Ονομα αὐτοῦ, "Shall save those that fear his Name;" Vulgate, Salus erit timentibus Nomen tuum; Syriac, "He imparts instruction to those that fear his Name;" Chaldee, "The teachers fear his Name." This reading depends upon a change of vowel pointing. Orelli renders, "Happy is he who fears thy Name." The Authorized translation, which seems on the whole to be well established, takes the abstract noun "wisdom" as equivalent to "the wise," or "the man of wisdom." For similar expressions, Henderson refers to Psalm 109-4; Proverbs 13:6; Proverbs 19:15. The prophet parenthetically announces that, however the bulk of the people might receive the message, the truly wise would listen and profit by it. Hear ye the rod. Observe the rod of God's anger, the threatened judgments (so Isaiah 9:4 [3, Hebrew]; 10:5, 24). The power of Assyria is meant, The LXX. renders differently,] Ακουε φυλή, "Hear, O tribe;" so the Vulgate, Audite, tribus. And who hath appointed it. Mark who it is who hath ordained this chastisement. It is from the Lord's hand. Septuagint, Τίς κοσμήσει πόλιν; "Who will adorn the city?" with some reference, perhaps, to Jeremiah 31:4, "Again shalt thou be adorned with thy tabrets;" Vulgate, Et quis approbabit illud? This implies that few indeed will profit by the warning.
Parallel Commentaries ...
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound
of the LORD
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read
to the city—
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement
and it is sound wisdom
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8454: Support, ability, help, an undertaking, understanding
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4294: A staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe
and the One
Conjunctive waw | Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix
who ordained it.
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3259: To fix upon, to meet, to summon, to direct, to engage
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