New Living Translation
"Or suppose I were to bring war against the land, and I sent enemy armies to destroy both people and animals.
King James Bible
Or if I bring a sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off man and beast from it:
Darby Bible Translation
Or if I bring the sword upon that land, and say, Sword, go through the land, so that I cut off man and beast from it,
World English Bible
Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, Sword, go through the land; so that I cut off from it man and animal;
Young's Literal Translation
'Or -- a sword I bring in against that land, and I have said: Sword, thou dost pass over through the land, and I have cut off from it man and beast --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:17 That land - What land soever it be.
I will send armies against you to carry out the curse of the covenant you have broken. When you run to your towns for safety, I will send a plague to destroy you there, and you will be handed over to your enemies.
"But how can it be still when the LORD has sent it on a mission? For the city of Ashkelon and the people living along the sea must be destroyed."
A third of your people will die in the city from disease and famine. A third of them will be slaughtered by the enemy outside the city walls. And I will scatter a third to the winds, chasing them with my sword.
As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, even if those three men were there, they wouldn't be able to save their own sons or daughters. They alone would be saved.
Tell her, 'This is what the LORD says: I am your enemy, O Israel, and I am about to unsheath my sword to destroy your people--the righteous and the wicked alike.
Yes, I will cut off both the righteous and the wicked! I will draw my sword against everyone in the land from south to north.
Therefore, says the Sovereign LORD, I will raise my fist of judgment against Edom. I will wipe out its people and animals with the sword. I will make a wasteland of everything from Teman to Dedan.
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