New Living Translation
Instead, I will hand that cup to your tormentors, those who said, 'We will trample you into the dust and walk on your backs.'"
King James Bible
But I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; which have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street, to them that went over.
Darby Bible Translation
and I will put it into the hand of them that afflict thee; who have said to thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over; and thou hast laid thy body as the ground, and as the street to them that went over.
World English Bible
and I will put it into the hand of those who afflict you, who have said to your soul, 'Bow down, that we may walk over you;' and you have laid your back as the ground, and as the street, to those who walk over."
Young's Literal Translation
And I have put it into the hand of those afflicting thee, Who have said to thy soul, Bow down, and we pass over, And thou makest as the earth thy body, And as the street to those passing by!'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
51:23 Go over - That we may trample upon thee.
LibraryOf Inward Silence
Of Inward Silence "The Lord is in His Holy Temple, let all the earth keep silence before him" (Hab. ii. 20). Inward silence is absolutely indispensable, because the Word is essential and eternal, and necessarily requires dispositions in the soul in some degree correspondent to His nature, as a capacity for the reception of Himself. Hearing is a sense formed to receive sounds, and is rather passive than active, admitting, but not communicating sensation; and if we would hear, we must lend the ear …
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer
Of Rest in the Presence of God --Its Fruits --Inward Silence --God Commands it --Outward Silence.
Lii. Manna. Exodus xvi. 4.
When they brought them out, Joshua told the commanders of his army, "Come and put your feet on the kings' necks." And they did as they were told.
Then you put a leader over us. We went through fire and flood, but you brought us to a place of great abundance.
I will feed your enemies with their own flesh. They will be drunk with rivers of their own blood. All the world will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel."
This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, said to me: "Take from my hand this cup filled to the brim with my anger, and make all the nations to whom I send you drink from it.
And I gave it to the kings of the northern countries, far and near, one after the other--all the kingdoms of the world. And finally, the king of Babylon himself drank from the cup of the LORD's anger.
Just as you swallowed up my people on my holy mountain, so you and the surrounding nations will swallow the punishment I pour out on you. Yes, all you nations will drink and stagger and disappear from history.
Then my enemies will see that the LORD is on my side. They will be ashamed that they taunted me, saying, "So where is the LORD--that God of yours?" With my own eyes I will see their downfall; they will be trampled like mud in the streets.
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