New International Version
It hurls itself against him without mercy as he flees headlong from its power.
King James Bible
For God shall cast upon him, and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
Darby Bible Translation
And [God] shall cast upon him and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.
World English Bible
For it hurls at him, and does not spare, as he flees away from his hand.
Young's Literal Translation
And it casteth at him, and doth not spare, From its hand he diligently fleeth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
God shall cast upon him - Or, rather, the storm mentioned above shall incessantly pelt him, and give him no respite; nor can he by any means escape from its fury.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
he would fain flee. Heb. in fleeing he would flee
LibraryThe Touchstone of Godly Sincerity
Who, then, is this "wicked man," thus portrayed before us? And what are the first symptoms of his depravity? We ask not the question idly, but in order that we take heed against the uprise of such an evil in ourselves. "Beneath the saintly veil the votary of sin May lurk unseen; and to that eye alone Which penetrates the heart, may stand revealed." The hypocrite is very often an exceedingly neat imitation of the Christian. To the common observer he is so good a counterfeit that he entirely escapes …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
Wesley in St. Albans Abbey
though you know that I am not guilty and that no one can rescue me from your hand?
But the eyes of the wicked will fail, and escape will elude them; their hope will become a dying gasp."
I will smash them one against the other, parents and children alike, declares the LORD. I will allow no pity or mercy or compassion to keep me from destroying them.'"
Therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, because you have defiled my sanctuary with all your vile images and detestable practices, I myself will shave you; I will not look on you with pity or spare you.
"'I the LORD have spoken. The time has come for me to act. I will not hold back; I will not have pity, nor will I relent. You will be judged according to your conduct and your actions, declares the Sovereign LORD.'"
This terrified them and they asked, "What have you done?" (They knew he was running away from the LORD, because he had already told them so.)
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