New International Version
The LORD said to me, "Faithless Israel is more righteous than unfaithful Judah.
King James Bible
And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said unto me, Backsliding Israel hath shewn herself more just than treacherous Judah.
World English Bible
Yahweh said to me, "Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto me: 'Justified herself hath backsliding Israel, More than treacherous Judah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Backsliding Israel hath justified herself more - She was less offensive in my eyes, and more excusable, than treacherous Judah. So it is said, Luke 18:14, the humbled publican went down to his house justified rather than the boasting Pharisee. The one was more to be pitied than the other, and more likely to receive the mercy of God.
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A brilliant idea is an excellent thing. A man to work it out is still better. At the very time when Peter's followers were marshalling their forces, John Rockycana,5 Archbishop-elect of Prague (since 1448), was making a mighty stir in that drunken city. What Peter had done with his pen, Rockycana was doing with his tongue. He preached Peter's doctrines in the great Thein Church; he corresponded with him on the burning topics of the day; he went to see him at his estate; he recommended his works …
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I thought that after she had done all this she would return to me but she did not, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it.
They have returned to the sins of their ancestors, who refused to listen to my words. They have followed other gods to serve them. Both Israel and Judah have broken the covenant I made with their ancestors.
Samaria did not commit half the sins you did. You have done more detestable things than they, and have made your sisters seem righteous by all these things you have done.
Bear your disgrace, for you have furnished some justification for your sisters. Because your sins were more vile than theirs, they appear more righteous than you. So then, be ashamed and bear your disgrace, for you have made your sisters appear righteous.
"Her sister Oholibah saw this, yet in her lust and prostitution she was more depraved than her sister.
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