New International Version
We are given no signs from God; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.
King James Bible
We see not our signs: there is no more any prophet: neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.
Darby Bible Translation
We see not our signs; there is no more any prophet, neither is there among us any that knoweth how long.
World English Bible
We see no miraculous signs. There is no longer any prophet, neither is there among us anyone who knows how long.
Young's Literal Translation
Our ensigns we have not seen, There is no more a prophet, Nor with us is one knowing how long.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We see not our signs - "They have taken away all our trophies, and have left us no memorial that God has been among us. Even thou thyself hast left us destitute of all those supernatural evidences that have so often convinced us that thou wert among us of a truth." But we may say that they were not totally destitute even of these. The preservation of Daniel in the lion's den, and of the three Hebrews in the fiery furnace; the metamorphosis of Nebuchadnezzar; the handwriting that appeared to Belshazzar; were all so many prodigies and evidences that God had not left them without proofs of his being and his regard.
There is no more any prophet - There was not one among them in that place that could tell them how long that captivity was yet to endure. But there were prophets in the captivity. Daniel was one; but his prophecies were confined to one place. Ezekiel was another, but he was among those captives who were by the river Chebar. They had not, as usual, prophets who went to and fro through the land, preaching repentance and remission of sins.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Of the Red Dragon with Seven Heads fighting with Michael about the new-born Child. The first vision of the little book, of which we treated in the eleventh chapter, ran through the whole Apocalyptical course, from the beginning to the end, and that, as we elsewhere observed, to point out its connexion with the seals and trumpets. Now to that vision the remaining prophecies of the same interval, and of the affairs of the Church are to be accommodated, in order to complete the system of the little …
Joseph Mede—A Key to the Apocalypse
The Wisdom of God
1 Samuel 3:1
The boy Samuel ministered before the LORD under Eli. In those days the word of the LORD was rare; there were not many visions.
My soul is in deep anguish. How long, LORD, how long?
Your foes roared in the place where you met with us; they set up their standards as signs.
the day he displayed his signs in Egypt, his wonders in the region of Zoan.
How long, LORD? Will you be angry forever? How long will your jealousy burn like fire?
How long, LORD God Almighty, will your anger smolder against the prayers of your people?
Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom's instruction.
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