New International Version
If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed,
King James Bible
At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
Darby Bible Translation
At the moment that I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to break down, and to destroy,
World English Bible
At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy it;
Young's Literal Translation
The moment I speak concerning a nation, And concerning a kingdom, To pluck up and to break down, and to destroy,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, etc. - If that nation, against whom, etc. - And at what instant, etc. - If it do evil, etc. - These verses contain what may be called God's decree by which the whole of his conduct towards man is regulated. If he purpose destruction against an offending person, if that person repent and turn to God, he shall live and not die. If he purpose peace and salvation to him that walketh uprightly, if he turn from God to the world and sin, he shall die and not live.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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LibraryThe Sins of Communities Noted and Punished.
"Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation." This is predicated of the judgments of God on those who had shed the blood of his saints. The Savior declares that all the righteous blood which had been shed on the earth from that of Abel down to the gospel day, should come on that generation! But is not this unreasonable and contrary to the Scriptures? "Far be wickedness from God and iniquity from the Almighty. For the work of man shall be render unto him, and cause every …
Andrew Lee et al—Sermons on Various Important Subjects
The Hindrances to Mourning
The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.
See, today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant."
Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant," declares the LORD.
If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I have relented concerning the disaster I have inflicted on you.
But the LORD has told me to say to you, 'This is what the LORD says: I will overthrow what I have built and uproot what I have planted, throughout the earth.
And if I say to a wicked person, 'You will surely die,' but they then turn away from their sin and do what is just and right--
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.
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