|New International Version (© 2011)|
At the king's command, couriers went throughout Israel and Judah with letters from the king and from his officials, which read: "People of Israel, return to the LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, that he may return to you who are left, who have escaped from the hand of the kings of Assyria.
King James Bible
So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again unto the LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and he will return to the remnant of you, that are escaped out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.
American Standard Version
So the posts went with the letters from the king and his princes throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the commandment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turn again unto Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, that he may return to the remnant that are escaped of you out of the hand of the kings of Assyria.
Young's Literal Translation
And the runners go with letters from the hand of the king and his heads, into all Israel and Judah, even according to the command of the king, saying, 'O sons of Israel, turn back unto Jehovah, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, and He doth turn back unto the escaped part that is left of you from the hand of the kings of Asshur;
2 Chronicles 30:6 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So the posts went - רצים ratsim, the runners or couriers; persons who were usually employed to carry messages; men who were light of foot, and confidential.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the posts went. Ratzim, `runners,' or couriers, of the same kind as the running footmen, who were formerly, before the establishment of posts, and still are in some places, trained, and kept on purpose to convey dispatches speedily by running.
Job 9:25 Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good.
Esther 8:14 So the posts that rode on mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment...
Jeremiah 51:31 One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,
the king [heb] the hand of the king
Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near...
Jeremiah 4:1 If you will return, O Israel, said the LORD, return to me: and if you will put away your abominations out of my sight...
Lamentations 5:21 Turn you us to you, O LORD, and we shall be turned; renew our days as of old.
Ezekiel 33:11 Say to them, As I live, said the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked...
Hosea 14:1 O Israel, return to the LORD your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity.
Joel 2:12-14 Therefore also now, said the LORD, turn you even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning...
James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double minded.
and he will
Isaiah 6:13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them...
2 Chronicles 28:20 And Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria came to him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not.
2 Kings 15:19,29 And Pul the king of Assyria came against the land: and Menahem gave Pul a thousand talents of silver...
1 Chronicles 5:26 And the God of Israel stirred up the spirit of Pul king of Assyria, and the spirit of Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria...
Isaiah 1:9 Except the LORD of hosts had left to us a very small remnant, we should have been as Sodom, and we should have been like to Gomorrah.
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2 Chronicles 28:20 Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria came to him, but he gave him trouble instead of help.
Esther 3:13 Dispatches were sent by couriers to all the king's provinces with the order to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews--young and old, women and children--on a single day, the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, the month of Adar, and to plunder their goods.
Esther 8:14 The couriers, riding the royal horses, went out, spurred on by the king's command, and the edict was issued in the citadel of Susa.
Job 9:25 "My days are swifter than a runner; they fly away without a glimpse of joy.
Jeremiah 29:1 This is the text of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the surviving elders among the exiles and to the priests, the prophets and all the other people Nebuchadnezzar had carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon.
Jeremiah 51:31 One courier follows another and messenger follows messenger to announce to the king of Babylon that his entire city is captured,