Jeremiah 48:10
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New International Version
"A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the LORD's work! A curse on anyone who keeps their sword from bloodshed!

New Living Translation
Cursed are those who refuse to do the LORD's work, who hold back their swords from shedding blood!

English Standard Version
“Cursed is he who does the work of the LORD with slackness, and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from bloodshed.

New American Standard Bible
"Cursed be the one who does the LORD'S work negligently, And cursed be the one who restrains his sword from blood.

King James Bible
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who does the LORD's business deceitfully is cursed, and the one who withholds his sword from bloodshed is cursed.

International Standard Version
Cursed is the one who is slack in doing the LORD's work. Cursed is the one who holds back his sword from shedding blood.

NET Bible
A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the LORD's work! A curse on anyone who keeps from carrying out his destruction!

New Heart English Bible
Cursed is he who does the work of the LORD negligently; and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Cursed are those who neglect doing the LORD's work. Cursed are those who keep their swords from killing.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD with a slack hand, And cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

New American Standard 1977
“Cursed be the one who does the LORD’s work negligently,
            And cursed be the one who restrains his sword from blood.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Cursed be he that does the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keeps back his sword from blood.

King James 2000 Bible
Cursed is he that does the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed is he that keeps back his sword from blood.

American King James Version
Cursed be he that does the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keeps back his sword from blood.

American Standard Version
Cursed be he that doeth the work of Jehovah negligently; and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cursed be he that doth the work of the Lord deceitfully: and cursed be he that withholdeth his sword from blood.

Darby Bible Translation
Cursed be he that doeth the work of Jehovah negligently, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood!

English Revised Version
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD negligently, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

Webster's Bible Translation
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

World English Bible
Cursed is he who does the work of Yahweh negligently; and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood.

Young's Literal Translation
Cursed is he who is doing the work of Jehovah slothfully, And cursed is he Who is withholding his sword from blood.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
48:1-13. The Chaldeans are to destroy the Moabites. We should be thankful that we are required to seek the salvation of men's lives, and the salvation of their souls, not to shed their blood; but we shall be the more without excuse if we do this pleasant work deceitfully. The cities shall be laid in ruins, and the country shall be wasted. There will be great sorrow. There will be great hurry. If any could give wings to sinners, still they could not fly out of the reach of Divine indignation. There are many who persist in unrepented iniquity, yet long enjoy outward prosperity. They had been long corrupt and unreformed, secure and sensual in prosperity. They have no changes of their peace and prosperity, therefore their hearts and lives are unchanged, Ps 55:19.
Study Bible
The Judgment on Moab
9"Give wings to Moab, For she will flee away; And her cities will become a desolation, Without inhabitants in them. 10"Cursed be the one who does the LORD'S work negligently, And cursed be the one who restrains his sword from blood. 11"Moab has been at ease since his youth; He has also been undisturbed, like wine on its dregs, And he has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, Nor has he gone into exile. Therefore he retains his flavor, And his aroma has not changed.…
Cross References
1 Kings 20:39
As the king passed by, he cried to the king and said, "Your servant went out into the midst of the battle; and behold, a man turned aside and brought a man to me and said, 'Guard this man; if for any reason he is missing, then your life shall be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver.'

1 Kings 20:40
"While your servant was busy here and there, he was gone." And the king of Israel said to him, "So shall your judgment be; you yourself have decided it."

2 Kings 13:19
So the man of God was angry with him and said, "You should have struck five or six times, then you would have struck Aram until you would have destroyed it. But now you shall strike Aram only three times."

Jeremiah 11:3
and say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, "Cursed is the man who does not heed the words of this covenant

Jeremiah 47:6
"Ah, sword of the LORD, How long will you not be quiet? Withdraw into your sheath; Be at rest and stay still.

Jeremiah 47:7
"How can it be quiet, When the LORD has given it an order? Against Ashkelon and against the seacoast-- There He has assigned it."

Jeremiah 50:27
Put all her young bulls to the sword; Let them go down to the slaughter! Woe be upon them, for their day has come, The time of their punishment.
Treasury of Scripture

Cursed be he that does the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keeps back his sword from blood.

Cursed

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1 Samuel 15:3,9,13 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, …

1 Kings 20:42 And he said to him, Thus said the LORD, Because you have let go out …

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