New International Version
I will remove the names of the Baals from her lips; no longer will their names be invoked.
King James Bible
For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.
Darby Bible Translation
for I will take away the names of the Baals out of her mouth, and they shall no more be remembered by their name.
World English Bible
For I will take away the names of the Baals out of her mouth, and they will no longer be mentioned by name.
Young's Literal Translation
And I have turned aside the names of the lords from her mouth, And they are not remembered any more by their name.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou shalt call me Ishi - That is, my man, or my husband; a title of love and affection; and not Baali, my master, a title exciting fear and apprehension; which, howsoever good in itself, was now rendered improper to be applied to Jehovah, having been prostituted to false gods. This intimated that they should scrupulously avoid idolatry; and they had such a full proof of the inefficacy of their idolatrous worship that, after their captivity, they never more served idols.
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"Be careful to do everything I have said to you. Do not invoke the names of other gods; do not let them be heard on your lips.
Do not associate with these nations that remain among you; do not invoke the names of their gods or swear by them. You must not serve them or bow down to them.
Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips.
"On that day, I will banish the names of the idols from the land, and they will be remembered no more," declares the LORD Almighty. "I will remove both the prophets and the spirit of impurity from the land.
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