New Living Translation
The heavens are shocked at such a thing and shrink back in horror and dismay," says the LORD.
King James Bible
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
Be astonished, ye heavens, at this, and shudder; be amazed very much, saith Jehovah.
World English Bible
"Be astonished, you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid. Be very desolate," says Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Be astonished, ye heavens, at this, Yea, be frightened, be greatly wasted, An affirmation of Jehovah.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:12 O ye heavens - A pathetical expression, intimating that it is such a thing, that the very inanimate creatures, could they be sensible of it, would be astonished. Be desolate - Lose your brightness, as the sun seemed to do when Christ suffered.
Library'The God of the Amen'
'He who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth.'--ISAIAH lxv. 16. The full beauty and significance of these remarkable words are only reached when we attend to the literal rendering of a part of them which is obscured in our version. As they stand in the original they have, in both cases, instead of the vague expression, 'The God of truth,' the singularly picturesque one, 'The God of the Amen.' I. Note …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"All Our Righteousnesses are as Filthy Rags, and we all do Fade as a Leaf, and Our Iniquities, Like the Wind, have Taken us Away. "
How Christ is the Way in General, "I am the Way. "
Listen, O heavens! Pay attention, earth! This is what the LORD says: "The children I raised and cared for have rebelled against me.
I looked at the earth, and it was empty and formless. I looked at the heavens, and there was no light.
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