New International Version
I myself will lay waste the land, so that your enemies who live there will be appalled.
King James Bible
And I will bring the land into desolation: and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.
Darby Bible Translation
And I will bring the land into desolation; that your enemies who dwell there in may be astonished at it.
World English Bible
I will bring the land into desolation; and your enemies that dwell therein will be astonished at it.
Young's Literal Translation
and I have made desolate the land, and your enemies, who are dwelling in it, have been astonished at it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, etc. - This was literally fulfilled at the siege of Jerusalem. Josephus, Wars of the Jews, book vii., chap. ii., gives us a particular instance in dreadful detail of a woman named Mary, who, in the extremity of the famine during the siege, killed her sucking child, roasted, and had eaten part of it when discovered by the soldiers! See this threatened, Jeremiah 19:9 (note).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I am the Lord your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright.'--LEV. xxvi. 13. The history of Israel is a parable and a prophecy as well as a history. The great central word of the New Testament has been drawn from it, viz. 'redemption,' i.e. a buying out of bondage. The Hebrew slaves in Egypt were 'delivered.' The deliverance made them a nation. God acquired them for Himself, and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals; and I will lay waste the towns of Judah so no one can live there."
It will be made a wasteland, parched and desolate before me; the whole land will be laid waste because there is no one who cares.
Their land will be an object of horror and of lasting scorn; all who pass by will be appalled and will shake their heads.
I will devastate this city and make it an object of horror and scorn; all who pass by will be appalled and will scoff because of all its wounds.
This whole country will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
"This is what the LORD says: 'You say about this place, "It is a desolate waste, without people or animals." Yet in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem that are deserted, inhabited by neither people nor animals, there will be heard once more
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