New International Version
the man who made the world a wilderness, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?"
King James Bible
That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?
Darby Bible Translation
[that] made the world as a wilderness, and overthrew the cities thereof; [that] dismissed not his prisoners homewards?
World English Bible
who made the world like a wilderness, and overthrew its cities; who didn't release his prisoners to their home?"
Young's Literal Translation
He hath made the world as a wilderness, And his cities he hath broken down, Of his bound ones he opened not the house.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will ascend into heaven - I will get the empire of the whole world. I will exalt my throne above the stars of God - above the Israelites, who are here termed the stars of God. So the Targum of Jonathan, and R. D. Kimchi. This chapter speaks not of the ambition and fall of Satan, but of the pride, arrogance, and fall of Nebuchadnezzar.
The mount of the congregation "The mount of the Divine Presence" - It appears plainly from Exodus 25:22, and Exodus 29:42, Exodus 29:43, where God appoints the place of meeting with Moses, and promises to meet with him before the ark to commune with him, and to speak unto him; and to meet the children of Israel at the door of the tabernacle; that the tabernacle, and afterwards the door of the tabernacle, and Mount Zion, (or Moriah, which is reckoned a part of Mount Zion), whereon it stood, was called the tabernacle, and the mount of convention or of appointment; not from the people's assembling there to perform the services of their religion, (which is what our translation expresses by calling it the tabernacle of the congregation), but because God appointed that for the place where he himself would meet with Moses, and commune with him, and would meet with the people. Therefore הר מועד har moed, the "mountain of the assembly," or אהל מועד ohel moed, the "tabernacle of the assembly," means the place appointed by God, where he would present himself; agreeably to which I have rendered it in this place, the mount of the Divine Presence.
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opened not the house of his prisoners. or, did not let his prisoners loose homewards
LibraryThe victory of Life (Preached at the Chapel Royal. )
ISAIAH xxxviii. 18, 19. The grave cannot praise thee, death cannot celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. The living, the living, he shall praise thee. I may seem to have taken a strange text on which to speak,--a mournful, a seemingly hopeless text. Why I have chosen it, I trust that you will see presently; certainly not that I may make you hopeless about death. Meanwhile, let us consider it; for it is in the Bible, and, like all words in the Bible, was written …
Charles Kingsley—The Water of Life and Other Sermons
The Evil of Sin visible in the Fall of Angels and Men.
The Power of God
Sargon of Assyria (722-705 B. C. )
Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: "Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble,
All the kings of the nations lie in state, each in his own tomb.
I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says the LORD Almighty."
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "The people of Israel are oppressed, and the people of Judah as well. All their captors hold them fast, refusing to let them go.
Before them fire devours, behind them a flame blazes. Before them the land is like the garden of Eden, behind them, a desert waste-- nothing escapes them.
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