New American Standard Bible
"He has lived in desolate cities, In houses no one would inhabit, Which are destined to become ruins.
King James Bible
And he dwelleth in desolate cities, and in houses which no man inhabiteth, which are ready to become heaps.
Darby Bible Translation
And he dwelleth in desolate cities, in houses that no man inhabiteth, which are destined to become heaps.
World English Bible
He has lived in desolate cities, in houses which no one inhabited, which were ready to become heaps.
Young's Literal Translation
And he inhabiteth cities cut off, houses not dwelt in, That have been ready to become heaps.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And he dwelleth - Or rather, "therefore he shall dwell." As a consequence of his opposing God, and devoting himself to a life of sensuality and ease, he shall dwell in a desolate place. Instead of living in affluence and in a splendid city, he shall be compelled to take up his abode in places that have been deserted and abandoned. Such places - like Petra or Babylon now - became the temporary lodgings of caravans and travelers, or the abodes of outcasts and robbers. The meaning here is, that the proud and wicked man shall be ejected from his palace, and compelled to seek a refuge far away from the usual haunts of men.
Which are ready to become heaps - Which are just ready to tumble into ruin.
LibraryOf Meditation Upon the Hidden Judgments of God, that we May not be Lifted up Because of Our Well-Doing
Thou sendest forth Thy judgments against me, O Lord, and shakest all my bones with fear and trembling, and my soul trembleth exceedingly. I stand astonished, and remember that the heavens are not clean in thy sight.(1) If Thou chargest Thine angels with folly, and didst spare them not, how shall it be unto me? Stars have fallen from heaven, and what shall I dare who am but dust? They whose works seemed to be praiseworthy, fell into the lowest depths, and they who did eat Angels' food, them have …
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With kings and with counselors of the earth, Who rebuilt ruins for themselves;
Woe to those who add house to house and join field to field, Until there is no more room, So that you have to live alone in the midst of the land!
In my ears the LORD of hosts has sworn, "Surely, many houses shall become desolate, Even great and fine ones, without occupants.
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