New American Standard Bible
O LORD God of hosts, How long will You be angry with the prayer of Your people?
King James Bible
O LORD God of hosts, how long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people?
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, God of hosts, how long will thine anger smoke against the prayer of thy people?
World English Bible
Yahweh God of Armies, How long will you be angry against the prayer of your people?
Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah, God of Hosts, till when? Thou hast burned against the prayer of Thy people.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
O Lord God of hosts - Yahweh, God of armies. That is either
(a) the God who rules among the hosts of heaven - the inhabitants of that holy world; or
(b) God of the hosts of the sky - the worlds above - the stars, that seem marshalled as hosts or armies, and that are led forth each night with such order and grandeur; or
How long wilt thou be angry - Margin, as in Hebrew, wilt thou smoke. The allusion is derived from the comparison of anger with fire. See the notes at Psalm 74:1.
Against the prayer of thy people - That is, Thou dost not answer their prayer; thou seemest to be angry against them even when they pray; or in the act of calling upon thee. The earnest inquiry here is, how long this was to continue. It seemed as if it would never end. Compare the notes at Psalm 77:7-9.
LibraryThe Blessing of God.
NUMB. VI. 22-27. We have already seen the grace of GOD making provision that His people, who had lost the privilege of priestly service, might draw near to Him by Nazarite separation and consecration. And not as the offence was the free gift: those who had forfeited the privilege of priestly service were the males only, but women and even children might be Nazarites; whosoever desired was free to come, and thus draw near to GOD. We now come to the concluding verses of Numb. vi, and see in them one …
James Hudson Taylor—Separation and Service
Discourse on the Good Shepherd.
"The LORD shall never be willing to forgive him, but rather the anger of the LORD and His jealousy will burn against that man, and every curse which is written in this book will rest on him, and the LORD will blot out his name from under heaven.
You, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, Awake to punish all the nations; Do not be gracious to any who are treacherous in iniquity. Selah.
We do not see our signs; There is no longer any prophet, Nor is there any among us who knows how long.
How long, O LORD? Will You be angry forever? Will Your jealousy burn like fire?
O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah.
Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations?
How long, O LORD? Will You hide Yourself forever? Will Your wrath burn like fire?
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