New International Version
"Do not pray for this people or offer any plea or petition for them, because I will not listen when they call to me in the time of their distress.
King James Bible
Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.
Darby Bible Translation
And thou, pray not for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them; for I will not hear in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.
World English Bible
Therefore don't pray for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them; for I will not hear them in the time that they cry to me because of their trouble.
Young's Literal Translation
And thou, thou dost not pray for this people, Nor dost thou lift up for them cry and prayer, For I do not hearken in the time of their calling unto Me for their vexation.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore pray not thou for this people - I am determined to give them up into the hands of their enemies; I will neither hear thy intercession, nor regard their prayers. Their measure is full.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
trouble. Heb. evil.
LibraryFirst, for Thy Thoughts.
1. Be careful to suppress every sin in the first motion; dash Babylon's children, whilst they are young, against the stones; tread, betimes, the cockatrice's egg, lest it break out into a serpent; let sin be to thy heart a stranger, not a home-dweller: take heed of falling oft into the same sin, lest the custom of sinning take away the conscience of sin, and then shalt thou wax so impudently wicked, that thou wilt neither fear God nor reverence man. 2. Suffer not thy mind to feed itself upon any …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
Light through Darkness
1 John 5:16
If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.
Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation."
If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;
"So do not pray for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them; do not plead with me, for I will not listen to you.
Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I will bring on them a disaster they cannot escape. Although they cry out to me, I will not listen to them.
Then the LORD said to me, "Do not pray for the well-being of this people.
When they go with their flocks and herds to seek the LORD, they will not find him; he has withdrawn himself from them.
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