New American Standard Bible
"I know his fury," declares the LORD, "But it is futile; His idle boasts have accomplished nothing.
King James Bible
I know his wrath, saith the LORD; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it.
Darby Bible Translation
I know his wrath, saith Jehovah; his pratings are vain: they do not as they say.
World English Bible
I know his wrath, says Yahweh, that it is nothing; his boastings have worked nothing.
Young's Literal Translation
I -- I have known, an affirmation of Jehovah, His wrath, and it is not right, His devices -- not right they have done.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But it shall not be so - Most commentators translate, "I know, saith Jehovah, his arrogancy, and the emptiness of his boastings; they have worked emptiness."
LibraryBalaam's Prophecy. (Numb. xxiv. 17-19. )
Carried by the Spirit into the far distant future, Balaam sees here how a star goeth out of Jacob and a sceptre riseth out of Israel, and how this sceptre smiteth Moab, by whose enmity the Seer had been brought from a distant region for the destruction of Israel. And not Moab only shall be smitten, but its southern neighbour, Edom, too shall be subdued, whose hatred against Israel had already been prefigured in its ancestor, and had now begun to display Itself; and In general, all the enemies of …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
The Prophet Joel.
We have heard of the pride of Moab, an excessive pride; Even of his arrogance, pride, and fury; His idle boasts are false.
"But I know your sitting down And your going out and your coming in And your raging against Me.
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