New International Version
They are like a dream when one awakes; when you arise, Lord, you will despise them as fantasies.
King James Bible
As a dream when one awaketh; so, O Lord, when thou awakest, thou shalt despise their image.
Darby Bible Translation
As a dream, when one awaketh, wilt thou, Lord, on arising despise their image.
World English Bible
As a dream when one wakes up, so, Lord, when you awake, you will despise their fantasies.
Young's Literal Translation
As a dream from awakening, O Lord, In awaking, their image Thou despisest.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As a dream when one awaketh - So their goods fled away. Their possession was a dream - their privation, real.
Thou shalt despise their image - While destitute of true religion, whatever appearance they had of greatness, nobility, honor, and happiness; yet in the sight of God they had no more than the ghost or shade of excellence which God is said here to despise. Who would be rich at such risk and dishonor?
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"Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: 'I promised that members of your family would minister before me forever.' But now the LORD declares: 'Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.
Like a dream he flies away, no more to be found, banished like a vision of the night.
Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, as a warrior wakes from the stupor of wine.
Then the hordes of all the nations that fight against Ariel, that attack her and her fortress and besiege her, will be as it is with a dream, with a vision in the night--
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