GOD'S WORD® Translation (© 1995)
Blessed is the one who grabs your little children and smashes them against a rock.
King James Bible
Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.
Darby Bible Translation
Happy he that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock.
World English Bible
Happy shall he be, who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock. By David.
Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of him who doth seize, And hath dashed thy sucklings on the rock!
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LibraryThird Sunday after Easter
Text: First Peter 2, 11-20. 11 Beloved, I beseech you as sojourners and pilgrims, to abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 having your behavior seemly among the Gentiles; that, wherein they speak against you as evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. 13 Be subject to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether to the king, as supreme; 14 or unto governors, as sent by him for vengeance on evil-doers and for praise …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
Concerning the Sacrament of Penance
Whenever the spirit brings on a seizure, it throws him to the ground. Then he foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and becomes exhausted. I asked your disciples to force the spirit out, but they didn't have the power to do it."
2 Kings 8:12
"Sir, why are you crying?" Hazael asked. Elisha answered, "I know the evil you will do to the Israelites: You will set their fortresses on fire, kill their best young men, smash their little children, and rip open their pregnant women."
Their little children will be smashed to death right before their eyes. Their houses will be looted and their wives raped.
The people of Samaria are guilty as charged because they rebelled against their God. They will be killed in war, their children will be smashed to death, and their pregnant women will be ripped open.
Even she went into captivity and was exiled. Even her little children were smashed to death at every street corner. Soldiers tossed dice for her important men, and all her best men were bound in chains.
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