New International Version
You are not being sent to a people of obscure speech and strange language, but to the people of Israel--
King James Bible
For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
Darby Bible Translation
For thou art not sent to a people of strange language, and of difficult speech, [but] to the house of Israel;
World English Bible
For you are not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel;
Young's Literal Translation
For, not unto a people deep of lip and heavy of tongue art thou sent -- unto the house of Israel;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech - I neither send thee to thy adversaries, the Chaldeans, nor to the Medes and Persians, their enemies. Even these would more likely have hearkened unto thee than thy own countrymen.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
of a strange speech and of an hard language [HEB] deep of lip and heavy of tongue:
LibraryCæsarius of Arles.
He was born in the district of Chalons-sur-Saone, A. D. 470. He seems to have been early awakened, by a pious education, to vital Christianity. When he was between seven and eight years old, it would often happen that he would give a portion of his clothes to the poor whom he met, and would say, when he came home, that he had been, constrained to do so. When yet a youth, he entered the celebrated convent on the island of Lerins, (Lerina,) in Provence, from which a spirit of deep and practical piety …
Augustus Neander—Light in the Dark Places
The Greatness of the Soul,
When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, "The gods have come down to us in human form!"
I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them
Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people,
You will see those arrogant people no more, people whose speech is obscure, whose language is strange and incomprehensible.
He then said to me: "Son of man, go now to the people of Israel and speak my words to them.
not to many peoples of obscure speech and strange language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely if I had sent you to them, they would have listened to you.
"Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me."
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