New Living Translation
Now Israel pleads with me, 'Help us, for you are our God!'
King James Bible
Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee.
Darby Bible Translation
They shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee; we, Israel.
World English Bible
They cry to me, 'My God, we Israel acknowledge you!'
Young's Literal Translation
To Me they cry, 'My God, we -- Israel -- have known Thee.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:2 Shall cry - But not sincerely.
Library"For they that are after the Flesh do Mind the Things of the Flesh,",
Rom. viii. 5.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh,", &c. Though sin hath taken up the principal and inmost cabinet of the heart of man--though it hath fixed its imperial throne in the spirit of man, and makes use of all the powers and faculties in the soul to accomplish its accursed desires and fulfil its boundless lusts, yet it is not without good reason expressed in scripture, ordinarily under the name of "flesh," and a "body of death," and men dead in sins, are …
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning
The Instrumentality of the Wicked Employed by God, While He Continues Free from Every Taint.
A Few Sighs from Hell;
Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are detestable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.
When God began killing them, they finally sought him. They repented and took God seriously.
They do not cry out to me with sincere hearts. Instead, they sit on their couches and wail. They cut themselves, begging foreign gods for grain and new wine, and they turn away from me.
But it is too late. The people of Israel have rejected what is good, and now their enemies will chase after them.
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