New International Version
You will break them with a rod of iron; you will dash them to pieces like pottery."
King James Bible
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt break them with a sceptre of iron, as a potter's vessel thou shalt dash them in pieces.
World English Bible
You shall break them with a rod of iron. You shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."
Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost rule them with a sceptre of iron, As a vessel of a potter Thou dost crush them.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron - This may refer to the Jewish nation, whose final rejection of the Gospel was foreseen, and in whose place the Gentiles or heathen were brought into the Church of Christ. They were dispossessed of their land, their city was razed to its foundations, their temple was burnt with fire, and upwards of a million of themselves were slaughtered by the Romans! So heavily did the iron rod of God's judgments fall upon them for their obstinate unbelief.
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He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision. T he extent and efficacy [effects] of the depravity of mankind cannot be fully estimated by the conduct of heathens destitute of divine revelation. We may say of the Gospel, in one sense, what the Apostle says of the Law, It entered that sin might abound (Romans 5:20) . It afforded occasion for displaying the alienation of the heart of man from the blessed God, in the strongest light. The sensuality, oppression and …
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The Government of the Church.
To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations--
that one 'will rule them with an iron scepter and will dash them to pieces like pottery' --just as I have received authority from my Father.
She gave birth to a son, a male child, who "will rule all the nations with an iron scepter." And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter." He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty.
"God brought them out of Egypt; they have the strength of a wild ox. They devour hostile nations and break their bones in pieces; with their arrows they pierce them.
1 Samuel 2:10
those who oppose the LORD will be broken. The Most High will thunder from heaven; the LORD will judge the ends of the earth. "He will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed."
Because they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD and what his hands have done, he will tear them down and never build them up again.
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