New International Version
Is he to keep on emptying his net, destroying nations without mercy?
King James Bible
Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?
Darby Bible Translation
Shall he therefore empty his net, and not spare to slay the nations continually?
World English Bible
Will he therefore continually empty his net, and kill the nations without mercy?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth he therefore empty his net, And continually to slay nations spare not?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And not spare continually to slay the nation? - They are running from conquest to conquest; burning, slaying, sacking, and slaughtering. Like the fishermen, who throw cast after cast while any fish are to be caught, so Nebuchadnezzar is destroying one nation after another. This last sentence explains the allegory of the net.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThough These Eternal Moral Obligations are Indeed of Themselves Incumbent on all Rational Beings,
even antecedent to the consideration of their being the positive will and command of God, yet that which most strongly confirms, and in practice most effectually and indispensably enforces them upon us, is this; that both from the perfections of God, and the nature of things, and from several other collateral considerations, it appears, that as God is himself necessarily just and good in the exercise of his infinite power in the government of the whole world, so he cannot but likewise positively …
Samuel Clarke—A Discourse Concerning the Being and Attributes of God
The Holiness of God
The LORD has broken the rod of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers,
which in anger struck down peoples with unceasing blows, and in fury subdued nations with relentless aggression.
The fishermen will groan and lament, all who cast hooks into the Nile; those who throw nets on the water will pine away.
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