Magnifying the nations, and He destroyeth them, Spreading out the nations, and He quieteth them.
Job 12:23 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He increaseth the nations - Mr. Good translates, He letteth the nations grow licentious. Pride, fullness of bread, with extensive trade and commerce, produce luxury; and this is ever accompanied with profligacy of manners. When, then, the cup of this iniquity is full, God destroys the nation, by bringing or permitting to come against it a nation less pampered, more necessitous, and inured to toil.
He enlargeth the nations - Often permits a nation to acquire an accession of territory, and afterwards shuts them up within their ancient boundaries, and often contracts even those. All these things seem to occur as natural events, and the consequences of state intrigues, and such like causes; but when Divine inspiration comes to pronounce upon them, they are shown to be the consequence of God's acting in his judgment and mercy; for it is by him that kings reign; it is he who putteth down one and raiseth up another.
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Exodus 1:7,20 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty...
Psalm 107:38 He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffers not their cattle to decrease.
Isaiah 9:3 You have multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before you according to the joy in harvest...
Isaiah 26:15 You have increased the nation, O LORD, you have increased the nation: you are glorified...
Isaiah 27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.
Isaiah 51:2 Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.
Isaiah 60:22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.
Jeremiah 30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few...
Jeremiah 33:22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant...
Zechariah 10:8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.
straiteneth them again. Heb. leadeth in
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