New American Standard Bible
"And death will be chosen rather than life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family, that remains in all the places to which I have driven them," declares the LORD of hosts.
King James Bible
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts.
Darby Bible Translation
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue that remain of this evil family, in all the places whither I have driven those that remain, saith Jehovah of hosts.
World English Bible
Death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue that remain of this evil family, that remain in all the places where I have driven them, says Yahweh of Armies.
Young's Literal Translation
And chosen is death rather than life By all the remnant who are left of this evil family, In all the remaining places, whither I have driven them, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This evil family - The whole Jewish race.
Which remain - The words are omitted by the Septuagint and Syriac versions.
LibraryWho Shall Deliver?
"Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?"--JER. viii. 22. "Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto Thee; for Thou art the Lord our God."-JER. iii. 22. "Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed."-JER. xii. 14. "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me out of the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ …
Andrew Murray—The Ministry of Intercession
Letter ii (A. D. 1126) to the Monk Adam
And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death flees from them.
"So it shall be when all of these things have come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind in all nations where the LORD your God has banished you,
"If your outcasts are at the ends of the earth, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you back.
Who long for death, but there is none, And dig for it more than for hidden treasures,
Who rejoice greatly, And exult when they find the grave?
So that my soul would choose suffocation, Death rather than my pains.
"I waste away; I will not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.
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