New American Standard Bible
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it?
King James Bible
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
Darby Bible Translation
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and the wicked might be shaken out of it?
World English Bible
that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and shake the wicked out of it?
Young's Literal Translation
To take hold on the skirts of the earth, And the wicked are shaken out of it,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth - Margin, as in Hebrew "wings." Wings are in the Scriptures frequently given to the earth, because it seems to be spread out, and the expression refers to its extremities. The language is derived from the supposition that the earth was a plain, and had limits or bounds. The idea here is, that God causes the light of the morning suddenly to spread to the remotest parts of the world, and to reveal everything which was there.
That the wicked might be shaken out of it - Out of the earth; that is, by the light which suddenly shines upon them. The sense is, that the wicked perform their deeds in the darkness of the night, and that in the morning light they flee away. The effect of the light coming upon them is to disturb their plans, to fill them with alarm, and to cause them to flee. The idea is highly poetic. The wicked are engaged in various acts of iniquity under cover of the night. Robbers, thieves, and adulterers, go forth to their deeds of darkness as though no one saw them. The light of the morning steals suddenly upon them, and they flee before it under the apprehension of being detected. "The dawn," says Herder, "is represented as a watchman, a messenger of the Prince of heaven, sent to chase away the bands of robbers." It may illustrate this to observe that it is still the custom of the Arabs to go on plundering excursions before the dawn. When on their way this faithful watchman, the aurora, goes out to spread light about them, to intimidate them, and to disperse them; compare the notes at Job 24:13-17.
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The Jerusalem Climate: the contrasting receptions, Luke 2. the music of heaven, Job 38:6, 7. Luke 2:13, 14. pick out the choruses of Revelation, the crowning book.--the after-captivity leaders, see Ezra and Nehemiah--ideals and ideas--present leaders--Herod--the high priest--the faithful few, Luke 2:25, 38. 23:51. The Bethlehem Fog: Matthew 1 and 2. Luke 2. a foggy shadow--suspicion of Mary--a stable cradle--murder of babes--star-students--senate meeting--a troubled city-flight--Galilee. The …
S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks about Jesus
In Joseph's Tomb
Agency of Evil Spirits
The Careless Sinner Awakened.
"For He looks to the ends of the earth And sees everything under the heavens.
"Therefore He knows their works, And He overthrows them in the night, And they are crushed.
"He strikes them like the wicked In a public place,
"He does not keep the wicked alive, But gives justice to the afflicted.
"Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, And His lightning to the ends of the earth.
"Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place,
"It is changed like clay under the seal; And they stand forth like a garment.
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