New American Standard Bible
Therefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against His people And He abhorred His inheritance.
King James Bible
Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance.
Darby Bible Translation
Then was the anger of Jehovah kindled against his people, and he abhorred his inheritance;
World English Bible
Therefore Yahweh burned with anger against his people. He abhorred his inheritance.
Young's Literal Translation
And the anger of Jehovah Is kindled against His people, And He doth abominate His inheritance.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people - Anger is often compared with a fire; as we say now, a man is "inflamed" with passion. See Esther 1:12; Lamentations 2:3; Psalm 79:5; Psalm 89:46; Jeremiah 4:4; Judges 2:14. Of course, this must be taken in a manner appropriate to God. It means that his treatment of his offending people was as if he were burning with wrath against them.
Insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance - He was offended with his people; he treated them "as if" they were an abomination to him. He punished them; he cast them off; he left them to the just results of their own conduct. Were ever any writers more candid and honest than the sacred penmen? There is no effort to vindicate the nation; there is no apology offered for them; there is no concealment of their guilt; there is no attempt to soften the statement in regard to the feelings of God toward them. Their conduct was abominable; they deserved the divine displeasure; they were ungrateful, evil, and rebellious; and the sacred writers do not hesitate to admit the truth of this to the fullest extent.
LibraryWhy are Men Saved?
"The hand that made us is Divine." If we listen to the rippling of the freshet at the mountain side, to the tumbling of the avalanche, to the lowing of the cattle, to the singing of the birds, to every voice and sound of nature, we shall hear this answer to the question, "God is our maker; he hath made us, and not we ourselves." The next question, as to design--Why were these things made?--is not so easy to answer, apart from Scripture; but when we look at Scripture we discover this fact--that as …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 3: 1857
Fourteenth Day. The Holy one of God.
'I then will destroy your high places, and cut down your incense altars, and heap your remains on the remains of your idols, for My soul shall abhor you.
'Yet they are Your people, even Your inheritance, whom You have brought out by Your great power and Your outstretched arm.'
"For the LORD'S portion is His people; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance.
"The LORD saw this, and spurned them Because of the provocation of His sons and daughters.
The anger of the LORD burned against Israel, and He gave them into the hands of plunderers who plundered them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies around them, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies.
Then 3,000 men of Judah went down to the cleft of the rock of Etam and said to Samson, "Do you not know that the Philistines are rulers over us? What then is this that you have done to us?" And he said to them, "As they did to me, so I have done to them."
Save Your people and bless Your inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever.
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