New International Version
"Go through her vineyards and ravage them, but do not destroy them completely. Strip off her branches, for these people do not belong to the LORD.
King James Bible
Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the LORD'S.
Darby Bible Translation
Go up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end; take away her battlements, for they are not Jehovah's.
World English Bible
"Go up on her walls, and destroy; but don't make a full end. Take away her branches; for they are not Yahweh's.
Young's Literal Translation
Go ye up on her walls, and destroy, And a completion make not, Turn aside her branches, for they are not Jehovah's,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Go ye up upon her walls - This is the permission and authority given to the Chaldeans to pillage Jerusalem.
Take away her battlements - Some translate נטישות netishoth, branches; others, vines. Destroy the branches, cut down the stem; but do not damage the root. Leave so many of the people that the state may be regenerated. The Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic, read, "Leave her foundations, for they are the Lord's;" and this agrees with "Destroy, but make not a full end."
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'What will ye do in the end?'--JER. v. 31. I find that I preached to the young from this text just thirty years since--nearly a generation ago. How few of my then congregation are here to-night! how changed they and I are! and how much nearer the close we have drifted! How many of the young men and women of that evening have gone to meet the end, and how many of them have wrecked their lives because they would not face and answer this question! Ah, dear young friends, if I could bring some of the …
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This is what the LORD says: "The whole land will be ruined, though I will not destroy it completely.
Should I not punish them for this?" declares the LORD. "Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?
The people of Israel and the people of Judah have been utterly unfaithful to me," declares the LORD.
I am with you and will save you,' declares the LORD. 'Though I completely destroy all the nations among which I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will discipline you but only in due measure; I will not let you go entirely unpunished.'
"Surely the eyes of the Sovereign LORD are on the sinful kingdom. I will destroy it from the face of the earth. Yet I will not totally destroy the descendants of Jacob," declares the LORD.
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