New International Version
Then I broke my second staff called Union, breaking the family bond between Judah and Israel.
King James Bible
Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
Darby Bible Translation
And I cut asunder mine other staff, Bands, to break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
World English Bible
Then I cut apart my other staff, even Union, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
Young's Literal Translation
And I cut asunder my second staff, Bands, to break the unity between Judah and Israel.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That I might break the brotherhood - I cannot, says Newcome, explain this passage, without supposing that the kingdom of Israel subsisted when the prophet wrote it; and that either the wars between Judah and Israel are referred to, (see 2 Kings 16:5), or the captivity of the ten tribes, when the brotherly connection between these kingdoms ceased.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Bands. or, Binders.
LibraryInspiration of Scripture. --Gospel Difficulties. --The Word of God Infallible. --Other Sciences Subordinate to Theological Science.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. BUT that is not exactly what St. Paul says. The Greek for that, would be He graphe--not pasa graphe--theopneustos. St. Paul does not say that the whole of Scripture, collectively, is inspired. More than that: what he says is, that every writing,--every several book of those hiera grammata, or Holy Scriptures, in which Timothy had been instructed from his childhood,--is inspired by God  . It comes to very nearly the same thing but it is not quite …
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The Good Shepherd' and his one Flock' - Last Discourse at the Feast of Tabernacles.
Of the Incapacity of an Unregenerate Person for Relishing the Enjoyments of the Heavenly World.
Fifthly, as this Revelation, to the Judgment of Right and Sober Reason,
Manasseh will feed on Ephraim, and Ephraim on Manasseh; together they will turn against Judah. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.
For I will no longer have pity on the people of the land," declares the LORD. "I will give everyone into the hands of their neighbors and their king. They will devastate the land, and I will not rescue anyone from their hands."
So I shepherded the flock marked for slaughter, particularly the oppressed of the flock. Then I took two staffs and called one Favor and the other Union, and I shepherded the flock.
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