New International Version
Slaves rule over us, and there is no one to free us from their hands.
King James Bible
Servants have ruled over us: there is none that doth deliver us out of their hand.
Darby Bible Translation
Bondmen rule over us: there is no deliverer out of their hand.
World English Bible
Servants rule over us: There is none to deliver us out of their hand.
Young's Literal Translation
Servants have ruled over us, A deliverer there is none from their hand.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Servants have ruled over us - To be subject to such is the most painful and dishonorable bondage: -
Quio domini faciant,
audent cum talia fures?
Virg. Ecclesiastes 3:16.
"Since slaves so insolent are grown,
What may not masters do?"
Perhaps he here alludes to the Chaldean soldiers, whose will the wretched Jews were obliged to obey.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether an Angel Needs Grace in Order to Turn to God?
Objection 1: It would seem that the angel had no need of grace in order to turn to God. For, we have no need of grace for what we can accomplish naturally. But the angel naturally turns to God: because he loves God naturally, as is clear from what has been said (Q, A). Therefore an angel did not need grace in order to turn to God. Objection 2: Further, seemingly we need help only for difficult tasks. Now it was not a difficult task for the angel to turn to God; because there was no obstacle …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
But the earlier governors--those preceding me--placed a heavy burden on the people and took forty shekels of silver from them in addition to food and wine. Their assistants also lorded it over the people. But out of reverence for God I did not act like that.
or they will tear me apart like a lion and rip me to pieces with no one to rescue me.
For I will no longer have pity on the people of the land," declares the LORD. "I will give everyone into the hands of their neighbors and their king. They will devastate the land, and I will not rescue anyone from their hands."
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