New International Version
Then he spoke his message: "Alas! Who can live when God does this?
King James Bible
And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!
Darby Bible Translation
And he took up his parable, and said, Alas! Who shall live when God doeth this?
World English Bible
He took up his parable, and said, "Alas, who shall live when God does this?
Young's Literal Translation
And he taketh up his simile, and saith: 'Alas! who doth live when God doth this?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who shall live when God doeth this! - There are two senses in which these words may be taken: -
1. That the event is so distant that none then alive could possibly live to see it.
2. That the times would be so distressing and desolating that scarcely any should be able to escape.
The words are very similar to those of our Lord, and probably are to be taken in the same sense: "Wo to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days."
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and shall afflict Eber
and he also
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44. While Antony was thus speaking all rejoiced; in some the love of virtue increased, in others carelessness was thrown aside, the self-conceit of others was stopped; and all were persuaded to despise the assaults of the Evil One, and marvelled at the grace given to Antony from the Lord for the discerning of spirits. So their cells were in the mountains, like filled with holy bands of men who sang psalms, loved reading, fasted, prayed, rejoiced in the hope of things to come, laboured in alms-giving, …
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yet you Kenites will be destroyed when Ashur takes you captive."
Ships will come from the shores of Cyprus; they will subdue Ashur and Eber, but they too will come to ruin."
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