New American Standard Bible
"Lift up your eyes and see Those coming from the north. Where is the flock that was given you, Your beautiful sheep?
King James Bible
Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north: where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?
Darby Bible Translation
Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north. Where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?
World English Bible
Lift up your eyes, and see those who come from the north: where is the flock that was given you, your beautiful flock?
Young's Literal Translation
Lift up your eyes, and see those coming in from the north, Where is the drove given to thee, thy beautiful flock?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Jerusalem is asked where the cities, which once lay grouped round her, like a goodly flock of sheep, are gone? The question implies blame.
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"For, behold, I am calling all the families of the kingdoms of the north," declares the LORD; "and they will come and they will set each one his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all its walls round about and against all the cities of Judah.
Thus says the LORD, "Behold, a people is coming from the north land, And a great nation will be aroused from the remote parts of the earth.
But if you will not listen to it, My soul will sob in secret for such pride; And my eyes will bitterly weep And flow down with tears, Because the flock of the LORD has been taken captive.
Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel concerning the shepherds who are tending My people: "You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them; behold, I am about to attend to you for the evil of your deeds," declares the LORD.
"And the peaceful folds are made silent Because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
"For behold, I am raising up the Chaldeans, That fierce and impetuous people Who march throughout the earth To seize dwelling places which are not theirs.
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