New International Version
Hear the word of the LORD, you descendants of Jacob, all you clans of Israel.
King James Bible
Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel:
Darby Bible Translation
Hear the word of Jehovah, house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel.
World English Bible
Hear the word of Yahweh, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel!
Young's Literal Translation
Hear a word of Jehovah, O house of Jacob, And all ye families of the house of Israel.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Israel was holiness unto the Lord - Fully consecrated to his service.
The first fruits of his increase - They were as wholly the Lord's, as the first fruits were the property of the priests according to the law Numbers 18:13. These the priests alone had a right to devote to their own use.
All that devour him shall offend - As they were betrothed to the Lord, they were considered his especial property; they therefore who injured them were considered as laying violent hands on the property of God. They who persecute God's children have a grievous burden to bear, an awful account to give.
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'Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but My people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.'--JER. ii. 11. The obstinacy of the adherents of idolatry is in striking contrast with Israel's continual tendency to forsake Jehovah. It reads a scarcely less forcible lesson to many nominal and even to some real Christians. I. That contrast carries with it a disclosure of the respective origins of the two kinds of Religion. The strangeness of the contrasted conduct is …
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"He is the Rock, his Work is Perfect, for all his Ways are Judgment, a God of Truth, and Without Iniquity, Just and Right is He.
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Israel was holy to the LORD, the firstfruits of his harvest; all who devoured her were held guilty, and disaster overtook them,'" declares the LORD.
This is what the LORD says: "What fault did your ancestors find in me, that they strayed so far from me? They followed worthless idols and became worthless themselves.
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