New Living Translation
I am not sending you to a foreign people whose language you cannot understand.
King James Bible
For thou art not sent to a people of a strange speech and of an hard language, but to the house of Israel;
Darby Bible Translation
For thou art not sent to a people of strange language, and of difficult speech, but to the house of Israel;
World English Bible
For you are not sent to a people of a strange speech and of a hard language, but to the house of Israel;
Young's Literal Translation
For, not unto a people deep of lip and heavy of tongue art thou sent -- unto the house of Israel;
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LibraryThe Prophet Jonah.
It has been asserted without any sufficient reason, that Jonah is older than Hosea, Joel, Amos, and Obadiah,--that he is the oldest among the prophets whose written monuments have been preserved to us. The passage in 2 Kings xiv. 25, where it is said, that Jonah, the son of Amittai the prophet, prophesied to Jeroboam the happy success of his arms, and the restoration of the ancient boundaries of Israel, and that this prophecy was confirmed by the event, cannot decide in favour of this assertion, …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
A Work of Reform
When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in their local dialect, "These men are gods in human form!"
And I will rescue you from both your own people and the Gentiles. Yes, I am sending you to the Gentiles
So now God will have to speak to his people through foreign oppressors who speak a strange language!
You will no longer see these fierce, violent people with their strange, unknown language.
Then he said, "Son of man, go to the people of Israel and give them my messages.
No, I am not sending you to people with strange and difficult speech. If I did, they would listen!
"Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are."
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