New American Standard Bible
"For he will be like a bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant.
King James Bible
For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
Darby Bible Translation
And he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but he shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.
World English Bible
For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.
Young's Literal Translation
And he hath been as a naked thing in a desert, And doth not see when good cometh, And hath inhabited parched places in a wilderness, A salt land, and not inhabited.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Like the heath - Or, "like a destitute man" Psalm 102:17. The verbs "he shall see" (or fear) and "shall inhabit" plainly show that a man is here meant and not a plant.
LibraryTwo Lists of Names
'They that depart from Me shall be written in the earth'--JER. xvii. 13. 'Rejoice that your names are written in heaven.'--LUKE x. 20. A name written on earth implies that the bearer of the name belongs to earth, and it also secondarily suggests that the inscription lasts but for a little while. Contrariwise, a name written in heaven implies that its bearer belongs to heaven, and that the inscription will abide. We find running throughout Scripture the metaphor of books in which men's names are …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"The Carnal Mind is Enmity against God for it is not Subject to the Law of God, Neither Indeed Can Be. So Then they that Are
Inward Witness to the Truth of the Gospel.
'All its land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, unsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.'
To whom I gave the wilderness for a home And the salt land for his dwelling place?
A fruitful land into a salt waste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am about to punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants; he will not have anyone living among this people, and he will not see the good that I am about to do to My people," declares the LORD, "because he has preached rebellion against the LORD."'"
"Flee, save your lives, That you may be like a juniper in the wilderness.
Jump to PreviousBrushwood Bush Desert Dry Dwell Good Heath Inhabit Inhabitant Inhabited Live Naked Parched Places Prosperity Salt Shrub Stony Tamarisk Uninhabited Unpeopled Waste Wastelands Wastes Wilderness
Jump to NextBrushwood Bush Desert Dry Dwell Good Heath Inhabit Inhabitant Inhabited Live Naked Parched Places Prosperity Salt Shrub Stony Tamarisk Uninhabited Unpeopled Waste Wastelands Wastes Wilderness
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