But I am very angry with the nations who are at ease; for while I was only a little angry, they furthered the disaster. 16
Therefore thus says the LORD
, I will return to Jerusalem with compassion; My house will be built in it, declares the LORD
of hosts, and a measuring line will be stretched over Jerusalem. 17
Again, proclaim, saying, Thus says the LORD
of hosts, My cities will again overflow with prosperity, and the LORD
will again comfort Zion and again choose Jerusalem.
18Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, there were four horns. 19So I said to the angel who was speaking with me, What are these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel and Jerusalem. 20Then the LORD showed me four craftsmen. 21I said, What are these coming to do? And he said, These are the horns which have scattered Judah so that no man lifts up his head; but these craftsmen have come to terrify them, to throw down the horns of the nations who have lifted up their horns against the land of Judah in order to scatter it.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And I am very sore displeased with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.
And I am angry with a great anger with the wealthy nations: for I was angry a little, but they helped forward the evil.
Darby Bible Translation
and I am wroth exceedingly with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little wroth, and they helped forward the affliction.
English Revised Version
And I am very sore displeased with the nations that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.
Webster's Bible Translation
And I am very greatly displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.
World English Bible
I am very angry with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little displeased, but they added to the calamity."
Young's Literal Translation
And with great wrath I am wroth against the nations who are at ease, For I was a little wroth, and they assisted -- for evil.
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