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New International Version
What answer shall be given to the envoys of that nation? "The LORD has established Zion, and in her his afflicted people will find refuge."
New Living Translation
What should we tell the Philistine messengers? Tell them, "The LORD has built Jerusalem; its walls will give refuge to his oppressed people."
English Standard Version
What will one answer the messengers of the nation? “The LORD has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge.”
New American Standard Bible
"How then will one answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it."
King James Bible
What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
What answer will be given to the messengers from that nation? The LORD has founded Zion, and His afflicted people find refuge in her.
International Standard Version
How will they answer the messengers of the nation? "The LORD has founded Zion, and in it the afflicted among his people will find refuge."
How will they respond to the messengers of this nation? Indeed, the LORD has made Zion secure; the oppressed among his people will find safety in her.
New Heart English Bible
What will they say to the kings of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people will take refuge.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
How should we answer the messengers from the nations? [Tell them that] the LORD has laid Zion's foundation, and his humble people will find refuge in it.
JPS Tanakh 1917
What then shall one answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD hath founded Zion, And in her shall the afflicted of His people take refuge.
New American Standard 1977
“How then will one answer the messengers of the nation?
That the LORD has founded Zion,
And the afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it.”
CommentaryMatthew Henry Commentary
14:28-32 Assurance is given of the destruction of the Philistines and their power, by famine and war. Hezekiah would be more terrible to them than Uzziah had been. Instead of rejoicing, there would be lamentation, for the whole land would be ruined. Such destruction will come upon the proud and rebellious, but the Lord founded Zion for a refuge to poor sinners, who flee from the wrath to come, and trust in his mercy through Christ Jesus. Let us tell all around of our comforts and security, and exhort them to seek the same refuge and salvation.
Study BiblePhilistia will Be Destroyed
…31"Wail, O gate; cry, O city; Melt away, O Philistia, all of you; For smoke comes from the north, And there is no straggler in his ranks. 32"How then will one answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, And the afflicted of His people will seek refuge in it."
For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
Listen, my beloved brothers: Has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised those who love Him?
A Psalm of the sons of Korah. A Song. His foundation is in the holy mountains.
But of Zion it shall be said, "This one and that one were born in her"; And the Most High Himself will establish her.
For the LORD has built up Zion; He has appeared in His glory.
There will be a shelter to give shade from the heat by day, and refuge and protection from the storm and the rain.
For You have been a defense for the helpless, A defense for the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; For the breath of the ruthless Is like a rain storm against a wall.
Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
The afflicted also will increase their gladness in the LORD, And the needy of mankind will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
When he heard them say concerning Tirhakah king of Cush, "He has come out to fight against you," and when he heard it he sent messengers to Hezekiah, saying,
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What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the LORD has founded Zion, and the poor of his people shall trust in it.
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