New International Version
"Then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the LORD and serve him shoulder to shoulder.
King James Bible
For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent.
Darby Bible Translation
For then will I turn to the peoples a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of Jehovah, to serve him with one consent.
World English Bible
For then I will purify the lips of the peoples, that they may all call on the name of Yahweh, to serve him shoulder to shoulder.
Young's Literal Translation
For then do I turn unto peoples a pure lip, To call all of them by the name of Jehovah, To serve Him with one shoulder.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Will I turn to the people - This promise must refer to the conversion of the Jews under the Gospel.
That they may all call - That the whole nation may invoke God by Christ, and serve him with one consent; not one unbeliever being found among them.
The pure language, שפה ברורה saphah berurah, may here mean the form of religious worship. They had been before idolaters: now God promises to restore his pure worship among them. The word has certainly this meaning in Psalm 81:6; where, as God is the speaker, the words should not be rendered, "I heard a language which I understood not," but, "I heard a religious confession, which I approved not." See Isaiah 19:18; Hosea 14:3; and see Joel 2:28, where a similar promise is found.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
language. Heb. lip.
consent. Heb. shoulder.
LibraryZion's Joy and God's
'Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.... 17. He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.'--ZEPHANIAH iii. 14, 17. What a wonderful rush of exuberant gladness there is in these words! The swift, short clauses, the triple invocation in the former verse, the triple promise in the latter, the heaped together synonyms, all help the impression. The very words seem to dance with joy. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A vision of the King.
Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time people began to call on the name of the LORD.
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will bow down before him,
All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name.
In that day five cities in Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the LORD Almighty. One of them will be called the City of the Sun.
creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near," says the LORD. "And I will heal them."
Join them together into one stick so that they will become one in your hand.
For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.
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