New American Standard Bible
And the LORD said to me, "Faithless Israel has proved herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.
King James Bible
And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said unto me, Backsliding Israel hath shewn herself more just than treacherous Judah.
World English Bible
Yahweh said to me, "Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto me: 'Justified herself hath backsliding Israel, More than treacherous Judah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Hath justified herself - Judah had had the benefit of the warning given by Israel's example. Both abandon Yahweh's service for idolatry, but Israel is simply "apostate," Judah is also false.
The verse is important,
(1) as accounting for the destruction of Jerusalem so soon after the pious reign of Josiah. Manasseh's crimes had defiled the land, but it was by rejecting the reforms of Josiah that the people finally profaned it, and sealed their doom:
(2) As showing that it is not by the acts of its government that a nation stands or falls. Ahaz and Manasseh lent the weight of their influence to the cause of idolatry: Hezekiah and Josiah to the cause of truth. But the nation had to determine which should prevail. Excepting a remnant it embraced idolatry, and brought upon itself ruin: in the remnant the nation again revived Jeremiah 24:5, Jeremiah 24:7.
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Bunyan's Last Sermon --Preached July 1688.
Mr. Bunyan's Last Sermon:
"I thought, 'After she has done all these things she will return to Me'; but she did not return, and her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
"They have turned back to the iniquities of their ancestors who refused to hear My words, and they have gone after other gods to serve them; the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken My covenant which I made with their fathers."
"Furthermore, Samaria did not commit half of your sins, for you have multiplied your abominations more than they. Thus you have made your sisters appear righteous by all your abominations which you have committed.
"Also bear your disgrace in that you have made judgment favorable for your sisters. Because of your sins in which you acted more abominably than they, they are more in the right than you. Yes, be also ashamed and bear your disgrace, in that you made your sisters appear righteous.
"Now her sister Oholibah saw this, yet she was more corrupt in her lust than she, and her harlotries were more than the harlotries of her sister.
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