New International Version
"So do not pray for this people nor offer any plea or petition for them; do not plead with me, for I will not listen to you.
King James Bible
Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.
Darby Bible Translation
And thou, pray not for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, and make not intercession to me; for I will not hear thee.
World English Bible
Therefore don't pray for this people, neither lift up a cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me; for I will not hear you.
Young's Literal Translation
And thou dost not pray for this people, Nor lift up for them crying and prayer, Nor intercede with Me, for I hear thee not.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Therefore pray not thou for this people - They have filled up the measure of their iniquity, and they must become examples of my justice. How terrible must the state of that place be, where God refuses to pour out the spirit of supplication on his ministers and people in its behalf!
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I should judge that the church at Laodicea was once in a very fervent and healthy condition. Paul wrote a letter to it which did not claim inspiration, and therefore its loss does not render the Scriptures incomplete, for Paul may have written scores of other letters besides. Paul also mentions the church at Laodicea in his letter to the church at Colosse; he was, therefore, well acquainted with it, and as he does not utter a word of censure with regard to it, we may infer that the church was at …
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The Valley of Hinnom.
First Ministry in Judæa --John's Second Testimony.
1 John 5:16
If you see any brother or sister commit a sin that does not lead to death, you should pray and God will give them life. I refer to those whose sin does not lead to death. There is a sin that leads to death. I am not saying that you should pray about that.
Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation."
Let me alone, so that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven. And I will make you into a nation stronger and more numerous than they."
Do you not see what they are doing in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?
"Do not pray for this people or offer any plea or petition for them, because I will not listen when they call to me in the time of their distress.
Then the LORD said to me, "Do not pray for the well-being of this people.
You have rejected me," declares the LORD. "You keep on backsliding. So I will reach out and destroy you; I am tired of holding back.
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