New International Version
Therefore prophesy and say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because they ravaged and crushed you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people's malicious talk and slander,
King James Bible
Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:
Darby Bible Translation
therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because, yea, because they have made [you] desolate, and have swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the remnant of the nations, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and in the defaming of the people:
World English Bible
therefore prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because, even because they have made you desolate, and swallowed you up on every side, that you might be a possession to the residue of the nations, and you are taken up in the lips of talkers, and the evil report of the people;
Young's Literal Translation
therefore, prophesy, and thou hast said: Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because, even because, of desolating, And of swallowing you up from round about, For your being a possession to the remnant of the nations, And ye are taken up on the tip of the tongue, And are an evil report of the people.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Because the enemy hath said - The Idumeans thought they would shortly be put in possession of all the strong places of Israel; the ancient high places shall be ours.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Because [heb] Because for because
they have made
taken up in the lips of talkers. or, made to come upon the lip of tongue
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You have made us a reproach to our neighbors, the scorn and derision of those around us.
You have made us a byword among the nations; the peoples shake their heads at us.
Lions have roared; they have growled at him. They have laid waste his land; his towns are burned and deserted.
Their land will be an object of horror and of lasting scorn; all who pass by will be appalled and will shake their heads.
what my enemies whisper and mutter against me all day long.
The inhabited towns will be laid waste and the land will be desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'"
You boasted against me and spoke against me without restraint, and I heard it.
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