New International Version
The lion has roared-- who will not fear? The Sovereign LORD has spoken-- who can but prophesy?
King James Bible
The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
Darby Bible Translation
The lion hath roared, -- who will not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken, -- who can but prophesy?
World English Bible
The lion has roared. Who will not fear? The Lord Yahweh has spoken. Who can but prophesy?
Young's Literal Translation
A lion hath roared -- who doth not fear? The Lord Jehovah hath spoken -- who doth not prophesy?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The lion hath roared - God hath sent forth a terrible alarm, Who will not fear? Can any hear such denunciations of Divine wrath and not tremble?
The Lord God hath spoken - And those only who are in communion with him have heard the speech. Who can but prophesy? Who can help proclaiming at large the judgment threatened against the nation?
But I think נבא naba, here, is to be taken in its natural and ideal signification, to pray, supplicate, or deprecate vengeance. The Lord hath spoken of punishment - who can help supplicating his mercy, that his judgments may be averted?
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Enoch walked with God.--GEN. 5:22. Can two walk together, except they be agreed? Having made peace through the blood of his cross . . . You, that were sometimes alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.--In Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. If, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of …
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Letter xxxvi (Circa A. D. 1131) to the Same Hildebert, who had not yet Acknowledged the Lord Innocent as Pope.
As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard."
This is what the LORD says to me: "As a lion growls, a great lion over its prey-- and though a whole band of shepherds is called together against it, it is not frightened by their shouts or disturbed by their clamor-- so the LORD Almighty will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its heights.
But if I say, "I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name," his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.
"On that day I will make a horn grow for the Israelites, and I will open your mouth among them. Then they will know that I am the LORD."
He said: "The LORD roars from Zion and thunders from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds dry up, and the top of Carmel withers."
The word of the LORD came to Jonah son of Amittai:
Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:
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