New Living Translation
I, the LORD, once called them a thriving olive tree, beautiful to see and full of good fruit. But now I have sent the fury of their enemies to burn them with fire, leaving them charred and broken.
King James Bible
The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, and of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah had called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair, of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and its branches are broken.
World English Bible
Yahweh called your name, A green olive tree, beautiful with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he has kindled fire on it, and its branches are broken.
Young's Literal Translation
'An olive, green, fair, of goodly fruit,' Hath Jehovah called thy name, At the noise of a great tumult He hath kindled fire against it, And broken have been its thin branches.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:16 Fair - The Lord fixed thee when he brought thee first into Canaan, in a flourishing condition, like a fair olive - tree, fit to bear goodly fruit. Broken - But thou hast so behaved thyself, that he who planted thee, is about to pluck thee up. God is about to kindle a fire which will burn thee up, and to break thy branches.
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But some of these branches from Abraham's tree--some of the people of Israel--have been broken off. And you Gentiles, who were branches from a wild olive tree, have been grafted in. So now you also receive the blessing God has promised Abraham and his children, sharing in the rich nourishment from the root of God's special olive tree.
These two prophets are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of all the earth.
You will grow olive trees throughout your land, but you will never use the olive oil, for the fruit will drop before it ripens.
The godless seem like a lush plant growing in the sunshine, its branches spreading across the garden.
But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God. I will always trust in God's unfailing love.
For we are chopped up and burned by our enemies. May they perish at the sight of your frown.
Don't you hear the uproar of your enemies? Don't you see that your arrogant enemies are rising up?
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