New International Version
Then all people will know that I the LORD have drawn my sword from its sheath; it will not return again.'
King James Bible
That all flesh may know that I the LORD have drawn forth my sword out of his sheath: it shall not return any more.
Darby Bible Translation
and all flesh shall know that I Jehovah have drawn forth my sword out of its sheath: it shall not return any more.
World English Bible
and all flesh shall know that I, Yahweh, have drawn forth my sword out of its sheath; it shall not return any more.
Young's Literal Translation
And known have all flesh that I, Jehovah, Have brought out My sword from its scabbard, It doth not turn back any more.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
It shall not return any more - That is, till all the work that I have designed for it is done. Nor did it; for Nebuchadnezzar never rested till he had subdued all the lands from the south to the north, from the Euphrates to the Nile.
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LibraryCarried Captive into Babylon
In the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign "Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem," to besiege the city. 2 Kings 25:1. The outlook for Judah was hopeless. "Behold, I am against thee," the Lord Himself declared through Ezekiel. "I the Lord have drawn forth My sword out of his sheath" it shall not return any more. . . . Every heart shall melt, and all hands shall be feeble, and every spirit shall faint, and all knees shall be weak as water." "I will pour out Mine indignation …
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Sundry Sharp Reproofs
I lift my hand to heaven and solemnly swear: As surely as I live forever,
1 Samuel 3:12
At that time I will carry out against Eli everything I spoke against his family--from beginning to end.
The anger of the LORD will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand it clearly.
"Then tell them, 'This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Drink, get drunk and vomit, and fall to rise no more because of the sword I will send among you.'
"Therefore groan, son of man! Groan before them with broken heart and bitter grief.
"'Let the sword return to its sheath. In the place where you were created, in the land of your ancestry, I will judge you.
Whatever they plot against the LORD he will bring to an end; trouble will not come a second time.
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