New International Version
Therefore, I have begun to destroy you, to ruin you because of your sins.
King James Bible
Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore also will I make [thee] sick in smiting thee; I will make [thee] desolate because of thy sins.
World English Bible
Therefore I also have struck you with a grievous wound. I have made you desolate because of your sins.
Young's Literal Translation
And I also, I have begun to smite thee, To make desolate, because of thy sins.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Will I make thee sick in smiting thee - Perhaps better, "I also am weary with smiting thee, in making thee desolate for thy sins." They were corrected, but to no purpose; they had stroke upon stroke, but were not amended.
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Your country is desolate, your cities burned with fire; your fields are being stripped by foreigners right before you, laid waste as when overthrown by strangers.
Then I said, "For how long, Lord?" And he answered: "Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged,
For Samaria's plague is incurable; it has spread to Judah. It has reached the very gate of my people, even to Jerusalem itself.
You have observed the statutes of Omri and all the practices of Ahab's house; you have followed their traditions. Therefore I will give you over to ruin and your people to derision; you will bear the scorn of the nations."
The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants, as the result of their deeds.
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