New International Version
The LORD is angry with all nations; his wrath is on all their armies. He will totally destroy them, he will give them over to slaughter.
King James Bible
For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
Darby Bible Translation
For the wrath of Jehovah is against all the nations, and [his] fury against all their armies: he hath devoted them to destruction, he hath delivered them to the slaughter.
World English Bible
For Yahweh is enraged against all the nations, and angry with all their armies. He has utterly destroyed them. He has given them over for slaughter.
Young's Literal Translation
For wrath is to Jehovah against all the nations, And fury against all their host, He hath devoted them to destruction, He hath given them to slaughter.
Isaiah 34:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hearken "Attend unto me" - A MS. adds in this line the word אלי ali, unto me, after לאמים leummim; which seems to be genuine.
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Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel T here is a species of the sublime in writing, which seems peculiar to the Scripture, and of which, properly, no subjects but those of divine revelation are capable, With us, things inconsiderable in themselves are elevated by splendid images, which give them an apparent importance beyond what they can justly claim. Thus the poet, when describing a battle among bees, by a judicious selection of epithets …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2
"Woe to the Assyrian, the rod of my anger, in whose hand is the club of my wrath!
They come from faraway lands, from the ends of the heavens-- the LORD and the weapons of his wrath-- to destroy the whole country.
Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.
See, the LORD is going to lay waste the earth and devastate it; he will ruin its face and scatter its inhabitants--
Go, my people, enter your rooms and shut the doors behind you; hide yourselves for a little while until his wrath has passed by.
In the day of great slaughter, when the towers fall, streams of water will flow on every high mountain and every lofty hill.
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
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