|New International Version (© 2011)|
"A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the LORD's work! A curse on anyone who keeps their sword from bloodshed!
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.
American Standard Version
Cursed be he that doeth the work of Jehovah negligently; and cursed be he that keepeth 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.
Jeremiah 48:10 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceitfully - Moab is doomed to destruction, and the Lord pronounces a curse on their enemies if they do not proceed to utter extirpation. God is the Author of life, and has a sovereign right to dispose of it as he pleases; and these had forfeited theirs long ago by their idolatry and other crimes.
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deceitfully. or, negligently
Jeremiah 48:10 Parallel CommentariesBlood Curse Cursed Deceitfully Hand Keepeth Keeps LORD'S Restrains Slack Slackness Sword Withholding WorkBlood Curse Cursed Deceitfully Hand Keepeth Keeps LORD'S Restrains Slack Slackness Sword Withholding WorkTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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1 Kings 20:39 As the king passed by, the prophet called out to him, "Your servant went into the thick of the battle, and someone came to me with a captive and said, 'Guard this man. If he is missing, it will be your life for his life, or you must pay a talent of silver.'
1 Kings 20:40 While your servant was busy here and there, the man disappeared." "That is your sentence," the king of Israel said. "You have pronounced it yourself."
2 Kings 13:19 The man of God was angry with him and said, "You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times."
Jeremiah 11:3 Tell them that this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Cursed is the one who does not obey the terms of this covenant--
Jeremiah 47:6 "'Alas, sword of the LORD, how long till you rest? Return to your sheath; cease and be still.'
Jeremiah 47:7 But how can it rest when the LORD has commanded it, when he has ordered it to attack Ashkelon and the coast?"
Jeremiah 50:27 Kill all her young bulls; let them go down to the slaughter! Woe to them! For their day has come, the time for them to be punished.