New International Version
So I spoke to the people in the morning, and in the evening my wife died. The next morning I did as I had been commanded.
King James Bible
So I spake unto the people in the morning: and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.
Darby Bible Translation
-- And I spoke unto the people in the morning; and at even my wife died. And I did in the morning as I was commanded.
World English Bible
So I spoke to the people in the morning; and at even my wife died; and I did in the morning as I was commanded.
Young's Literal Translation
And I speak unto the people in the morning, and my wife dieth in the evening, and I do in the morning as I have been commanded.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
At even my wife died - The prophet's wife was a type of the city, which was to him exceedingly dear. The death of his wife represented the destruction of the city by the Chaldeans; see Ezekiel 24:21, where the temple is represented to be the desire of his eyes, as his wife was, Ezekiel 24:16.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
In this discussion I shall endeavor to show, I. What is not intended by the term "sovereignty" when applied to God. It is not intended, at least by me, that God, in any instance, wills or acts arbitrarily, or without good reasons; reasons so good and so weighty, that he could in no case act otherwise than he does, without violating the law of his own intelligence and conscience, and consequently without sin. Any view of divine sovereignty that implies arbitrariness on the part of the divine will, …
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology
So I did as I was commanded. During the day I brought out my things packed for exile. Then in the evening I dug through the wall with my hands. I took my belongings out at dusk, carrying them on my shoulders while they watched.
"Son of man, with one blow I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes. Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears.
Groan quietly; do not mourn for the dead. Keep your turban fastened and your sandals on your feet; do not cover your mustache and beard or eat the customary food of mourners."
Then the people asked me, "Won't you tell us what these things have to do with us? Why are you acting like this?"
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