New American Standard Bible
To execute vengeance on the nations And punishment on the peoples,
King James Bible
To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
Darby Bible Translation
To execute vengeance against the nations, and punishment among the peoples;
World English Bible
To execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples;
Young's Literal Translation
To do vengeance among nations, Punishments among the peoples.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
To execute vengeance upon the heathen - To inflict punishment upon them as a recompence for their sins. The word pagan here means nations. The allusion is, doubtless, to those who had oppressed and injured the Hebrew people - perhaps referring to those who had destroyed the city and the temple at the time of the Babylonian captivity. They were now to receive the punishment due for the wrongs which they had done to the nation; a just recompence at the hand of God, and by the instrumentality of those whom they had wronged. Compare the notes at Psalm 137:7-9.
And punishments upon the people - The people of those lands. Those who had waged war with the Hebrew nation.
LibrarySt. Malachy's Apostolic Labours, Praises and Miracles.
[Sidenote: 1140, October] 42. (23). Malachy embarked in a ship, and after a prosperous voyage landed at his monastery of Bangor, so that his first sons might receive the first benefit. In what state of mind do you suppose they were when they received their father--and such a father--in good health from so long a journey? No wonder if their whole heart gave itself over to joy at his return, when swift rumour soon brought incredible gladness even to the tribes outside round about them. …
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh
"I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they will know that I am the LORD when I lay My vengeance on them."'"
"And I will execute vengeance in anger and wrath On the nations which have not obeyed."
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