New International Version
Look, your house is left to you desolate.
King James Bible
Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.
Darby Bible Translation
Behold, your house is left unto you desolate;
World English Bible
Behold, your house is left to you desolate.
Young's Literal Translation
Lo, left desolate to you is your house;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Behold, your house - Ο οικος, the temple: - this is certainly what is meant. It was once the Lord's temple, God's Own house; but now he says, Your temple or house - to intimate that God had abandoned it. See the note on Matthew 23:21; see also on Luke 13:35 (note).
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LibraryThe Morality of the Gospel.
Is stating the morality of the Gospel as an argument of its truth, I am willing to admit two points; first, that the teaching of morality was not the primary design of the mission; secondly, that morality, neither in the Gospel, nor in any other book, can be a subject, properly speaking, of discovery. If I were to describe in a very few words the scope of Christianity as a revelation,  I should say that it was to influence the conduct of human life, by establishing the proof of a future state …
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First Attempts on Jerusalem.
On Attending the Church Service
Machinations of the Enemies of Jesus.
1 Kings 9:7
then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. Israel will then become a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples.
May their place be deserted; let there be no one to dwell in their tents.
The LORD Almighty has declared in my hearing: "Surely the great houses will become desolate, the fine mansions left without occupants.
But if you do not obey these commands, declares the LORD, I swear by myself that this palace will become a ruin.'"
"I have destroyed nations; their strongholds are demolished. I have left their streets deserted, with no one passing through. Their cities are laid waste; they are deserted and empty.
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