New International Version
You gave us up to be devoured like sheep and have scattered us among the nations.
King James Bible
Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast given us over like sheep [appointed] for meat, and hast scattered us among the nations;
World English Bible
You have made us like sheep for food, and have scattered us among the nations.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou makest us food like sheep, And among nations Thou hast scattered us.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And hast scattered us among the heathen - This most evidently alludes to the captivity. From the successful wars of the kings of Assyria and Chaldea against the kings of Israel and Judah, and the dispersion of the tribes under Tiglath-pileser, Shalmaneser, and Nebuchadnezzar, Jews have been found in every province of the east; there they settled, and there their successors may be found to the present day.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
like sheep appointed for meat [heb.] as sheep or meat
LibrarySecond Sunday after Easter
Text: First Peter 2, 20-25. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
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The Prophet Joel.
Calvin -- Enduring Persecution for Christ
As it is written: "For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered."
I will scatter you among the nations and will draw out my sword and pursue you. Your land will be laid waste, and your cities will lie in ruins.
The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and only a few of you will survive among the nations to which the LORD will drive you.
Then the LORD will scatter you among all nations, from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship other gods--gods of wood and stone, which neither you nor your ancestors have known.
Yet for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.
make their descendants fall among the nations and scatter them throughout the lands.
Therefore in your midst parents will eat their children, and children will eat their parents. I will inflict punishment on you and will scatter all your survivors to the winds.
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