New American Standard Bible
"A drought on her waters, and they will be dried up! For it is a land of idols, And they are mad over fearsome idols.
King James Bible
A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.
Darby Bible Translation
a drought is upon her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of graven images, and they are mad after frightful idols.
World English Bible
A drought is on her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of engraved images, and they are mad over idols.
Young's Literal Translation
A sword is on her waters, and they have been dried up, For it is a land of graven images, And in idols they do boast themselves.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A drought - Rather, "a sword," i. e., military skill and forethought.
They are mad upon their idols - Omit their. The word for idols, literally terrors Psalm 88:16 is used in this one place only of objects of worship. Probably it refers to those montrous forms invented as representations of their deities.
LibraryMoses' Prayer to be Blotted Out of God's Book.
"And Moses returned unto the Lord and said. Oh! this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. Yet now, if thou--wilt, forgive their sin; and if not, blot me, I pray they, out of thy book which than hast written." In the preceding discourse we endeavored to show that the idea of being willing to be damned for the glory of God is not found in the text--that the sentiment is erroneous and absurd--then adduced the constructions which have been put on the text by sundry expositors, …
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The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river, the Euphrates; and its water was dried up, so that the way would be prepared for the kings from the east.
"It is I who says to the depth of the sea, 'Be dried up!' And I will make your rivers dry.
Bel has bowed down, Nebo stoops over; Their images are consigned to the beasts and the cattle. The things that you carry are burdensome, A load for the weary beast.
"Those who lavish gold from the purse And weigh silver on the scale Hire a goldsmith, and he makes it into a god; They bow down, indeed they worship it.
The fords also have been seized, And they have burned the marshes with fire, And the men of war are terrified.
Therefore thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am going to plead your case And exact full vengeance for you; And I will dry up her sea And make her fountain dry.
"Therefore behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "When I will punish her idols, And the mortally wounded will groan throughout her land.
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