New International Version
But if any nation does not listen, I will completely uproot and destroy it," declares the LORD.
King James Bible
But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith Jehovah.
World English Bible
But if they will not hear, then will I pluck up that nation, plucking up and destroying it, says Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
And if they do not hearken, Then I have plucked up that nation, Plucking up and destroying, An affirmation of Jehovah!'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will - destroy that nation - Several of them did not obey, and are destroyed. Of the Moabites, Ammonites, and Chaldeans, not one vestige remains. The sixteenth verse is supposed to be a promise of the conversion of the Gentiles. See Ephesians 2:13-22.
From the thirteenth verse to the end is a different discourse, and Dahler supposes it to have been delivered in the seventh or eighth year of the reign of Jehoiakim.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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'If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and though in a land of peace thou art secure, yet how wilt thou do in the pride of Jordan?'--JER. xii. 5, R.V. The prophet has been complaining of his persecutors. The divine answer is here, reproving his impatience, and giving him to understand that harder trials are in store for him. Both clauses mean substantially the same thing, and are of a parabolic nature. The one adduces the metaphor …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Roman Pilgrimage: the Miracles which were Wrought in It.
Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly ruined.
After he has arisen, his empire will be broken up and parceled out toward the four winds of heaven. It will not go to his descendants, nor will it have the power he exercised, because his empire will be uprooted and given to others.
But did not my words and my decrees, which I commanded my servants the prophets, overtake your ancestors? "Then they repented and said, 'The LORD Almighty has done to us what our ways and practices deserve, just as he determined to do.'"
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