New Living Translation
They turned back and were as faithless as their parents. They were as undependable as a crooked bow.
King James Bible
But turned back, and dealt unfaithfully like their fathers: they were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
Darby Bible Translation
And they drew back and dealt treacherously like their fathers: they turned like a deceitful bow.
World English Bible
but turned back, and dealt treacherously like their fathers. They were turned aside like a deceitful bow.
Young's Literal Translation
And they turn back, And deal treacherously like their fathers, They have been turned like a deceitful bow,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
78:57 Deceitful bow - Which either breaks when it is drawn, or shoots awry, and frustrates the archer's expectation.
Library"Thou Shalt Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother. "
From this Commandment we learn that after the excellent works of the first three Commandments there are no better works than to obey and serve all those who are set over us as superiors. For this reason also disobedience is a greater sin than murder, unchastity, theft and dishonesty, and all that these may include. For we can in no better way learn how to distinguish between greater and lesser sins than by noting the order of the Commandments of God, although there are distinctions also within the …
Dr. Martin Luther—A Treatise on Good Works
The Second Continental Journey.
All this has happened though we have not forgotten you. We have not violated your covenant.
Our hearts have not deserted you. We have not strayed from your path.
The warriors of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned their backs and fled on the day of battle.
I listen carefully to what God the LORD is saying, for he speaks peace to his faithful people. But let them not return to their foolish ways.
Like our ancestors, we have sinned. We have done wrong! We have acted wickedly!
"Therefore, son of man, give the people of Israel this message from the Sovereign LORD: Your ancestors continued to blaspheme and betray me,
for when I brought them into the land I had promised them, they offered sacrifices on every high hill and under every green tree they saw! They roused my fury as they offered up sacrifices to their gods. They brought their perfumes and incense and poured out their liquid offerings to them.
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