New International Version
That person will be like a bush in the wastelands; they will not see prosperity when it comes. They will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.
King James Bible
For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.
Darby Bible Translation
And he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but he shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.
World English Bible
For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.
Young's Literal Translation
And he hath been as a naked thing in a desert, And doth not see when good cometh, And hath inhabited parched places in a wilderness, A salt land, and not inhabited.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Be shall be like the heath in the desert - כערער kearar; or, like a blasted tree, without moisture, parched and withered.
Shall not see when good cometh - Shall not be sensible of it: the previous drought having rendered it incapable of absorbing any more vegetable juices.
A salt land - Barren; and therefore unfit to be inhabited.
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The whole land will be a burning waste of salt and sulfur--nothing planted, nothing sprouting, no vegetation growing on it. It will be like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboyim, which the LORD overthrew in fierce anger.
I gave it the wasteland as its home, the salt flats as its habitat.
and fruitful land into a salt waste, because of the wickedness of those who lived there.
this is what the LORD says: I will surely punish Shemaiah the Nehelamite and his descendants. He will have no one left among this people, nor will he see the good things I will do for my people, declares the LORD, because he has preached rebellion against me.'"
Flee! Run for your lives; become like a bush in the desert.
Jump to PreviousBrushwood Bush Desert Dry Dwell Good Heath Inhabit Inhabitant Inhabited Live Naked Parched Places Prosperity Salt Shrub Stony Tamarisk Uninhabited Unpeopled Waste Wastelands Wastes Wilderness
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