|New International Version (©2011)|
so that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations that bear my name," declares the LORD, who will do these things.
New Living Translation (©2007)
And Israel will possess what is left of Edom and all the nations I have called to be mine." The LORD has spoken, and he will do these things.
English Standard Version (©2001)
that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations who are called by my name,” declares the LORD who does this.
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
That they may possess the remnant of Edom And all the nations who are called by My name," Declares the LORD who does this.
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.
Holman Christian Standard Bible (©2009)
so that they may possess the remnant of Edom and all the nations that are called by My name-- this is the LORD's declaration-- He will do this.
International Standard Version (©2012)
so my people may inherit the remnant of Edom and all of the nations that bear my name," declares the LORD who is bringing this about.
NET Bible (©2006)
As a result they will conquer those left in Edom and all the nations subject to my rule." The LORD, who is about to do this, is speaking!
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
They will capture the few survivors of Edom and all the other nations that were under my authority, declares the LORD, who will do these things.
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the nations, who are called by my name, says the LORD that does this.
American King James Version
That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, said the LORD that does this.
American Standard Version
that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the nations that are called by my name, saith Jehovah that doeth this.
That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all nations, because my name is invoked upon them: saith the Lord that doth these things.
Darby Bible Translation
that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the nations upon whom my name is called, saith Jehovah who doeth this.
English Revised Version
that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the nations, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.
Webster's Bible Translation
That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, who are called by my name, saith the LORD that doeth this.
World English Bible
that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the nations who are called by my name," says Yahweh who does this.
Young's Literal Translation
So that they possess the remnant of Edom, And all the nations on whom My name is called, An affirmation of Jehovah -- doer of this.
|Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary|
9:11-15 Christ died to gather together the children of God that were scattered abroad, here said to be those who were called by his name. The Lord saith this, who doeth this, who can do it, who has determined to do it, the power of whose grace is engaged for doing it. Verses 13-15 may refer to the early times of Christianity, but will receive a more glorious fulfilment in the events which all the prophets more or less foretold, and may be understood of the happy state when the fulness both of the Jews and the Gentiles come into the church. Let us continue earnest in prayer for the fulfilment of these prophecies, in the peace, purity, and the beauty of the church. God marvellously preserves his elect amidst the most fearful confusions and miseries. When all seems desperate, he wonderfully revives his church, and blesses her with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus. And great shall be the glory of that period, in which not one good thing promised shall remain unfulfilled.
Verse 12. - That they (the true children of Israel) may possess the remnant of Edom; i.e. those who were nearest in blood, and yet most hostile of all men. David had subdued the Edomites (2 Samuel 8:14; 1 Kings 11:16), and Amaziah had inflicted a great slaughter upon them (2 Kings 14:7); but later they recovered their independence (2 Kings 16:6, where "Edomites" should be read for "Syrians;" 2 Chronicles 28:17), and were actively hostile against the Jews. It was on this account that they were emphatically denounced by Obadiah. "The remnant" is mentioned because, according to the threat in Amos 1:11, 12, they would be punished so that only a few would escape. The Septuagint gives ,Ὅπως ἐκζητήσωσιν οἱ κατάλοιποι τὼν ἀνθρώπων, [τὸν κύριον, Alexandrian], "That the remnant of men may earnestly seek the Lord," regarding Edom as a representative of aliens from God, and altering the text to make the sense more generally intelligible, This version, which reads "Adam," men, instead of "Edom," is endorsed by St. James. Which are called by my Name; "over whom my Name hath been called" (Septuagint). This is closer to the Hebrew; but the meaning is much the same, viz. all those who are dedicated to God and belong to him being by faith incorporated into the true Israel. (For the phrase, comp. 2 Samuel 12:28; Isaiah 4:1; and to illustrate the idea, refer to Deuteronomy 28:10; Isaiah 44:5; Psalm 87:5, 6.) The Messianic kingdom shall be established in order that salvation may be extended to all hastens who embrace it. Saith the Lord; is the saying of Jehovah. This is added to show the immutability of the promise. The covenant God himself hath predicted it.
Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible
That they may possess the remnant or Edom, and of all the Heathen, which are called by my name,.... Or that these may be possessed; that is, by David or Christ, who shall have the Heathen given him for his inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for his possession, Psalm 2:8; when the remnant, according to the election of grace, in those nations that have been the greatest enemies to Christ and his Gospel, signified by Edom, shall be converted, and call upon the name of the Lord, and worship him; and be called by his name, Christians, and so become his inheritance and possession. The Targum understands, by the Heathen or people, all the people of the house of Israel; and Kimchi, Aben Ezra, and Ben Melech, think the words are to be inverted, thus,
"that all the people on whom my name is called, nay possess the remnant of Edom;''
and the forager says, that all the Edomites shall be destroyed in the days of the Messiah, but Israel shall inherit their land; and Aben Ezra says, that if this prophecy is interpreted of the Messiah, the matter is clear; as it is in the sense we have given, and as the apostle explains it; See Gill on Acts 15:17. Some render the words, "that the remnant of Edom, and of all the Heathen, that are" (that is, shall be) "called by my name, may possess me the Lord" (x). The truth and certainty of its performance is expressed in the following clause,
saith the Lord, that doeth this: whose word is true, whose power is great, whose grace is efficacious, to accomplish all that is here promised and foretold.
(x) "Ut possideant reliquiae Edom", De Dieu. See Bishop Chandler's Defence of Christianity, p. 172.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary
12. That they may possess … remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen—"Edom," the bitter foe, though the brother, of Israel; therefore to be punished (Am 1:11, 12), Israel shall be lord of the "remnant" of Edom left after the punishment of the latter. James quotes it, "That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles," &c. For "all the heathen" nations stand on the same footing as Edom: Edom is the representative of them all. The residue or remnant in both cases expresses those left after great antecedent calamities (Ro 9:27; Zec 14:16). Here the conversion of "all nations" (of which the earnest was given in James's time) is represented as only to be realized on the re-establishment of the theocracy under Messiah, the Heir of the throne of David (Am 9:11). The possession of the heathen nations by Israel is to be spiritual, the latter being the ministers to the former for their conversion to Messiah, King of the Jews; just as the first conversions of pagans were through the ministry of the apostles, who were Jews. Compare Isa 54:3, "thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles" (compare Isa 49:8; Ro 4:13). A remnant of Edom became Jews under John Hyrcanus, and the rest amalgamated with the Arabians, who became Christians subsequently.
which are called by my name—that is, who belong to Me, whom I claim as Mine (Ps 2:8); in the purposes of electing grace, God terms them already called by His name. Compare the title, "the children," applied by anticipation, Heb 2:14. Hence as an act of sovereign grace, fulfilling His promise, it is spoken of God. Proclaim His title as sovereign, "the Lord that doeth this" ("all these things," Ac 15:17, namely, all these and such like acts of sovereign love).
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