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New International Version
Then the LORD was jealous for his land and took pity on his people.
New Living Translation
Then the LORD will pity his people and jealously guard the honor of his land.
English Standard Version
Then the LORD became jealous for his land and had pity on his people.
Berean Study Bible
Then the LORD became jealous for His land, and He spared His people.
King James Bible
Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.
New King James Version
Then the LORD will be zealous for His land, And pity His people.
New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD will be zealous for His land, And will have compassion for His people.
Then the LORD will be zealous for His land And will have pity on His people.
Then the LORD will be zealous for His land, And will have pity on His people.
Then the LORD will be jealous for His land [ready to defend it since it is rightfully and uniquely His] And will have compassion on His people [and will spare them].
Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD became jealous for his land and spared his people.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD became jealous for His land and spared His people.
American Standard Version
Then was Jehovah jealous for his land, and had pity on his people.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH is zealous for his land and has pity on his people”
Brenton Septuagint Translation
But the Lord was jealous of his land, and spared his people.
Contemporary English Version
The LORD was deeply concerned about his land and had pity on his people.
The Lord hath been zealous for his land, and hath spared his people.
English Revised Version
Then was the LORD jealous for his land, and had pity on his people.
Good News Translation
Then the LORD showed concern for his land; he had mercy on his people.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD became concerned about his land, and he had pity on his people.
International Standard Version
Then the LORD will show great concern for his land, and will have compassion on his people.
JPS Tanakh 1917
Then was the LORD jealous for His land, And had pity on His people.
Literal Standard Version
And let YHWH be zealous for His land, And have pity on His people.
Then the LORD became zealous for his land; he had compassion on his people.
New Heart English Bible
Then the LORD was jealous for his land, And had pity on his people.
World English Bible
Then Yahweh was jealous for his land, And had pity on his people.
Young's Literal Translation
And let Jehovah be zealous for His land, And have pity on His people.
Additional Translations ...
18Then the LORD became jealous for His land, and He spared His people. 19And the LORD answered His people: “Behold, I will send you grain, new wine, and oil, and by them you will be satisfied. I will never again make you a reproach among the nations.…
For a remnant will go forth from Jerusalem, and survivors from Mount Zion. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will accomplish this.
Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Although I struck you in anger, yet in favor I will show you mercy.
In all their distress, He too was afflicted, and the Angel of His Presence saved them. In His love and compassion He redeemed them; He lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
Look down from heaven and see, from Your holy and glorious habitation. Where are Your zeal and might? Your yearning and compassion for me are restrained.
Then the angel who was speaking with me said, "Proclaim this word: This is what the LORD of Hosts says: 'I am very jealous for Jerusalem and Zion,
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "I am jealous for Zion with great zeal; I am jealous for her with great fervor."
Treasury of Scripture
Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people.
Isaiah 42:13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
Zechariah 1:14 So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.
Zechariah 8:2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I was jealous for Zion with great jealousy, and I was jealous for her with great fury.
Deuteronomy 32:16,36,43 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger…
Judges 10:16 And they put away the strange gods from among them, and served the LORD: and his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.
Psalm 103:13,17 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him…
Verses 18-27 form the sequel of this chapter in the Hebrew, but five additional verses make up the chapter in the Authorized Version. These are divisible into two parts. In the first division the prophet assures his countrymen of the bestowal of temporal mercies, and in the second of the promise of spiritual blessings. Verse 18. - The futures of this verse with vav consec, are properly taken as perfects; nor is there any inconsistency, provided we understand, as following ver. 17 and preceding ver. 18, the fact that the priests had engaged in the penitence enjoined, and offered the supplication to which they had been summoned; neither is the omission of any express mention of the circumstance thus supposed to intervene between these verses any valid objection, especially as the grammar favours the view in question. Then follows a manifestation of God's mercy in answer to the assumed penitence and prayer of his servants. God's jealousy and pity are both engaged - his jealousy for his land, and his compassion for his people. His jealousy is figurative, and the allusion is probably to that of a husband who is jealous on account of any dishonour done to his wife, and who resents it more keenly than a dishonour offered to himself. The pity is such as God ever manifests to his people when penitent; for "Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him."
Parallel Commentaries ...
HebrewThen the LORD
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7065: To be, zealous, jealous, envious
for His land
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 2550: To commiserate, to spare
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock
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