New International Version
Then the LORD said to me, "Do not pray for the well-being of this people.
King James Bible
Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.
World English Bible
Yahweh said to me, Don't pray for this people for [their] good.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto me: Thou dost not pray for this people for good,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Pray not for this people - They are ripe for destruction, intercede not for them. O, how dreadful is the state of that people in reference to whom the Lord says to his ministers, Pray not for them; or, what amounts nearly to a prohibition, withholds from his ministers the spirit of prayer and intercession in behalf of the people!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do Thou it for Thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against Thee. 8. O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest Thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night? 9. Why shouldest Thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet Thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by Thy name; leave us not.'--JER. xiv. 7-9. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Question of the Contemplative Life
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."
"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.
"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.
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