New International Version
But Israel has rejected what is good; an enemy will pursue him.
King James Bible
Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.
Darby Bible Translation
Israel hath cast off good: the enemy shall pursue him.
World English Bible
Israel has cast off that which is good. The enemy will pursue him.
Young's Literal Translation
Cast off good hath Israel, an enemy pursueth him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Israel shalt cry - The rapidity of the eagle's flight is well imitated in the rapidity of the sentences in this place.
My God, we know thee - The same sentiment, from the same sort of persons, under the same feelings, as that in the Gospel of St. Matthew, Matthew 7:29 : "Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? Then will I profess unto them, I never Knew You."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Oh! how ten-thousand-fold merciful is God, that, looking down upon the race of man, he does not smite it our of existence. We see from our text that God looks upon man; for he says of Ephraim, "I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing." But see how, when he observes the sin of man, he does not dash him away and spurn him with his foot; he does not shake him by the neck over the gulf of hell, until his brain doth reel and then drop him forever; but …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855
That the Unskilful Venture not to Approach an Office of Authority.
Israel cries out to me, 'Our God, we acknowledge you!'
They set up kings without my consent; they choose princes without my approval. With their silver and gold they make idols for themselves to their own destruction.
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