New International Version
they all come intent on violence. Their hordes advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners like sand.
King James Bible
They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.
Darby Bible Translation
They come all of them for violence: the crowd of their faces is forwards, and they gather captives as the sand.
World English Bible
All of them come for violence. Their hordes face the desert. He gathers prisoners like sand.
Young's Literal Translation
Wholly for violence it doth come in, Their faces swallowing up the east wind, And it doth gather as the sand a captivity.
Habakkuk 1:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Their faces shall sup up as the east wind - This may be an allusion to those electrical winds which prevail in that country. Mr. Jackson, in his overland journey from India, mentions his having bathed in the Tigris. On his coming out of the river one of those winds passed over him, and, in a moment, carried off every particle of water that was on his body and in his bathing dress. So, the Chaldeans shall leave no substance behind them; their faces, their bare appearance, is the proof that nothing good shall be left.
Shall gather the captivity as the sand - They shall carry off innumerable captives.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
their faces shall sup up as the east. or, the supping up of their faces, as, etc. or, their faces shall look toward the east. Heb. the opposition of their faces shall be toward the east.
they shall gather.
LibraryThough These Eternal Moral Obligations are Indeed of Themselves Incumbent on all Rational Beings,
even antecedent to the consideration of their being the positive will and command of God, yet that which most strongly confirms, and in practice most effectually and indispensably enforces them upon us, is this; that both from the perfections of God, and the nature of things, and from several other collateral considerations, it appears, that as God is himself necessarily just and good in the exercise of his infinite power in the government of the whole world, so he cannot but likewise positively …
Samuel Clarke—A Discourse Concerning the Being and Attributes of God
The Holiness of God
2 Kings 12:17
About this time Hazael king of Aram went up and attacked Gath and captured it. Then he turned to attack Jerusalem.
He will determine to come with the might of his entire kingdom and will make an alliance with the king of the South. And he will give him a daughter in marriage in order to overthrow the kingdom, but his plans will not succeed or help him.
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