New American Standard Bible
You will recompense them, O LORD, According to the work of their hands.
King James Bible
Render unto them a recompence, O LORD, according to the work of their hands.
Darby Bible Translation
Render unto them a recompence, O Jehovah, according to the work of their hands;
World English Bible
You will render to them a recompense, Yahweh, according to the work of their hands.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou returnest to them the deed, O Jehovah, According to the work of their hands.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The versions render the verbs in these verses as futures, "Thou shalt render unto them a recompence," etc.
LibrarySolitude, Silence, Submission
"He sitteth alone and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him. He putteth his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope."--Lamentations 3:28, 29. THUS the prophet describes the conduct of a person in deep anguish of heart. When he does not know what to do, his soul, as if by instinct, humbles itself. He gets into some secret place, he utters no speech, he gives himself over to moaning and to tears, and then he bows himself lower and yet lower before the Divine Majesty, as if he felt …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 42: 1896
Question Lxxxii of Devotion
The Mercy of God
Requite them according to their work and according to the evil of their practices; Requite them according to the deeds of their hands; Repay them their recompense.
Flee from the midst of Babylon, And each of you save his life! Do not be destroyed in her punishment, For this is the LORD'S time of vengeance; He is going to render recompense to her.
"But I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea for all their evil that they have done in Zion before your eyes," declares the LORD.
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