New International Version
But the wicked will perish: Though the LORD's enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.
King James Bible
But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
Darby Bible Translation
For the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume, like smoke shall they consume away.
World English Bible
But the wicked shall perish. The enemies of Yahweh shall be like the beauty of the fields. They will vanish-- vanish like smoke.
Young's Literal Translation
But the wicked perish, and the enemies of Jehovah, As the preciousness of lambs, Have been consumed, In smoke they have been consumed.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The enemies of the Lord shall be as the fat of lambs - This verse has given the critics some trouble. Several of the Versions read thus: "But the enemies of the Lord, as soon as they are exalted to honor, shall vanish; like smoke they vanish." If we follow the Hebreto, it intimates that they shall consume as the fat of lambs. That is, as the fat is wholly consumed in sacrifices by the fire on the altar, so shall they consume away in the fire of God's wrath.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
as the fat of lambs [heb.] preciousness. That is, as the fat was wholly consumed in sacrifices, by the fire on the altar, so the wicked shall consume away in the fire of God's anger
LibraryNovember 13. "Delight Thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4).
"Delight thyself in the Lord" (Ps. xxxvii. 4). Daniel's heart was filled with God's love for His work and kingdom and his prayers were the mightiest forces of his time, through which God gave to him the restoration of Israel to their own land, and the acknowledgment by the rulers of the world of the God of whom he testified and for whom he lived. There is a beautiful promise in the thirty-seventh Psalm, "Delight thyself in the Lord, and He will give thee the desires of thine heart," which it is, …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
April 24. "Fret not Thyself in any Wise" (Ps. xxxvii. 8).
Christian Devotion to God's Will.
I pursued my enemies and overtook them; I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
But all sinners will be destroyed; there will be no future for the wicked.
May you blow them away like smoke-- as wax melts before the fire, may the wicked perish before God.
Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
For surely your enemies, LORD, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.
For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.
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