New International Version
If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be!
King James Bible
O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
Darby Bible Translation
Oh that they had been wise! they would have understood this, They would have considered their latter end!
World English Bible
Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
Young's Literal Translation
If they were wise -- They deal wisely with this; They attend to their latter end:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That they would consider their latter end! - אחריתם archaritham, properly, their latter times - the glorious days of the Messiah, who, according to the flesh, should spring up among them. Should they carefully consider this subject, and receive the promised Savior, they would consequently act as persons under infinite obligations to God; his strength would be their shield, and then: -
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'As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings.'--DEUT. xxxii. 11. This is an incomplete sentence in the Authorised Version, but really it should be rendered as a complete one; the description of the eagle's action including only the two first clauses, and (the figure being still retained) the person spoken of in the last clauses being God Himself. That is to say, it should read thus, 'As an eagle stirreth up his nest, …
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Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!
For I know that after my death you are sure to become utterly corrupt and to turn from the way I have commanded you. In days to come, disaster will fall on you because you will do evil in the sight of the LORD and arouse his anger by what your hands have made."
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
You said, 'I am forever-- the eternal queen!' But you did not consider these things or reflect on what might happen.
If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.
Her filthiness clung to her skirts; she did not consider her future. Her fall was astounding; there was none to comfort her. "Look, LORD, on my affliction, for the enemy has triumphed."
From this day on, from this twenty-fourth day of the ninth month, give careful thought to the day when the foundation of the LORD's temple was laid. Give careful thought:
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