New American Standard Bible
A fruitful land into a salt waste, Because of the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
King James Bible
A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
Darby Bible Translation
A fruitful land into a plain of salt, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.
World English Bible
and a fruitful land into a salt waste, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it.
Young's Literal Translation
A fruitful land becometh a barren place, For the wickedness of its inhabitants.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
A fruitful land - Hebrew, A land of fruit. That is, a land that would produce abundance. The word "fruit" here is not used in the limited sense in which we now employ it, but means any productions of the earth.
Into barrenness - Margin, as in Hebrew, "saltness." The word is used to denote a barren soil, because where salt "abounds" the soil "is" barren. Thus it is around the Dead Sea. Compare Job 39:6; Jeremiah 17:6. See also Virg. Geor. II. 238, "Salsa ... tellus - frugibus infelix;" Pliny, Hist. Nat. 31. 7; Bochart, Hieroz. t. i., p. 872.
For the wickedness of them that dwell therein - As he overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah; probably alluding to that.
LibraryGod's Great Deliverance of his People. --Ps. Cvii.
God's great Deliverance of His People.--Ps. cvii. part I.--The Wilderness. part II.--From Captivity. part III. From Malignant Disease. part IV. Perils on the Deep. Thank and praise Jehovah's name For his mercies firm and sure, From eternity the same, To eternity endure. Let the ransom'd thus rejoice, Gather'd out of every land; As the people of his choice, Pluck'd from the destroyer's hand. In the wilderness astray, Hither, thither, while they roam, Hungry, fainting by the way, Far from refuge, …
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Spiritual Hunger Shall be Satisfied
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The Privilege of Prayer
Lot lifted up his eyes and saw all the valley of the Jordan, that it was well watered everywhere-- this was before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah-- like the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt as you go to Zoar.
All these came as allies to the valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).
Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven,
and He overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.
'All its land is brimstone and salt, a burning waste, unsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.'
To whom I gave the wilderness for a home And the salt land for his dwelling place?
God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
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