New American Standard Bible
Therefore the LORD heard and was full of wrath; And a fire was kindled against Jacob And anger also mounted against Israel,
King James Bible
Therefore the LORD heard this, and was wroth: so a fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also came up against Israel;
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore Jehovah heard, and was wroth; and fire was kindled against Jacob, and anger also went up against Israel:
World English Bible
Therefore Yahweh heard, and was angry. A fire was kindled against Jacob, anger also went up against Israel,
Young's Literal Translation
Therefore hath Jehovah heard, And He sheweth Himself wroth, And fire hath been kindled against Jacob, And anger also hath gone up against Israel,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
So a fire was kindled against Jacob ... - Fire may be used here, as in Numbers 11:1, as an emblem of wrath; a fire may have been literally sent down to consume them.
Among such sins of the first table is that described in our text. It is consequently one of the masterpieces of iniquity, and we shall do well to purge ourselves of it. It is full of evil to ourselves, and is calculated to dishonor both God and man, therefore let us be in earnest to cut it up both root and branch. I think we have all been guilty of this in our measure; and we are not free from it even to this day. Whether we be saints or sinners, we may stand here and make our humble confession that …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859
"The Sun of Righteousness"
A Jealous God
Now the people became like those who complain of adversity in the hearing of the LORD; and when the LORD heard it, His anger was kindled, and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp.
You made men ride over our heads; We went through fire and through water, Yet You brought us out into a place of abundance.
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