English Standard Version
They have dealt corruptly with him; they are no longer his children because they are blemished; they are a crooked and twisted generation.
King James Bible
They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
Darby Bible Translation
They have dealt corruptly with him; Not his children's is their spot: A crooked and perverted generation!
World English Bible
They have dealt corruptly with him, [they are] not his children, [it is] their blemish. [They are] a perverse and crooked generation.
Young's Literal Translation
It hath done corruptly to Him; Their blemish is not His sons', A generation perverse and crooked!
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
His people Israel, on the contrary, had acted corruptly towards Him. The subject of "acted corruptly" is the rebellious generation of the people but before this subject there is introduced parenthetically, and in apposition, "not his children, but their spot." Spot (mum) is used here in a moral sense, as in Proverbs 9:7; Job 11:15; Job 31:7, equivalent to stain. The rebellious and ungodly were not children of the Lord, but a stain upon them. If these words had stood after the actual subject, instead of before them, they would have presented no difficulty. This verse is the original of the expression, "children that are corrupters," in Isaiah 1:4.
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Epistle cxxvii. From S. Columbanus to Pope Gregory .
And Jesus answered, "O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him here to me."
And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, "Save yourselves from this crooked generation."
that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,
He has not beheld misfortune in Jacob, nor has he seen trouble in Israel. The LORD their God is with them, and the shout of a king is among them.
"When you father children and children's children, and have grown old in the land, if you act corruptly by making a carved image in the form of anything, and by doing what is evil in the sight of the LORD your God, so as to provoke him to anger,
For I know that after my death you will surely act corruptly and turn aside from the way that I have commanded you. And in the days to come evil will befall you, because you will do what is evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger through the work of your hands."
And he said, 'I will hide my face from them; I will see what their end will be, For they are a perverse generation, children in whom is no faithfulness.
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