New International Version
Shall I leave their innocent blood unavenged? No, I will not." The LORD dwells in Zion!
King James Bible
For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the LORD dwelleth in Zion.
Darby Bible Translation
And I will purge them from the blood from which I had not purged them: for Jehovah dwelleth in Zion.
World English Bible
I will cleanse their blood, that I have not cleansed: for Yahweh dwells in Zion."
Young's Literal Translation
And I have declared their blood innocent, That I did not declare innocent, And Jehovah is dwelling in Zion!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For I will cleanse their blood - נקיתי nikkeythi, I will avenge the slaughter and martyrdom of my people, which I have not yet avenged.
Persecuting nations and persecuting Churches shall all come, sooner or later, under the stroke of vindictive justice.
For the Lord dwelleth in Zion - He shall be the life, soul, spirit, and defense of his Church for ever. This prophet, who has many things similar to Ezekiel, ends his prophecy nearly in the same way:
Ezekiel says of the glory of the Church, יהוה שמה Yehovah shammah, The Lord Is There.
Joel says, יהוה שכן בציון Yehovah shochen betsiyon, The Lord Dwelleth in Zion.
Both point out the continued indwelling of Christ among his people.
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for the Lord. or, even I the Lord that.
CONCLUDING REMARKS ON THE BOOK OF JOEL.
It is generally supposed, that the prophet Joel blends two subjects of affliction in one general consideration, or beautiful allegory; and that, under the devastation to be produced by locusts in the vegetable world, he portrays the more distant calamities to be inflicted by the armies of the Chaldeans in their invasion of Judea. These predictions are followed by a more general denunciation of God's vengeance, delivered in such language as to be in some measure descriptive of the final judgment of mankind. The prophet intermingles these declarations with earnest exhortations to repentance, and with promises of returning prosperity productive of Gospel blessings; foretelling, in the clearest terms, the general effusion of the Holy Spirit under the Christian dispensation, and the awful consequences of obstinately rejecting the sacred influence, especially to the Jews. The state of this nation at the present day, fully attests the Divine inspiration of the prophecy.
LibraryThe Gospel Day Seen in Prophecy.
Upon reading the account of man's creation in the first chapters of Genesis we conclude that he enjoyed perfect peace and happiness. From the beautiful description given there of the garden of Eden--man's abode--we understand that God was interested in his felicity. In the nature of created things he could retain this happiness only by obedience to the Creator's laws. By a subtle foe he was induced to transgress those laws and thus became acquainted with sin and sorrow. After the transgression he …
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Of the True Church. Duty of Cultivating Unity with Her, as the Mother of all the Godly.
The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire.
"The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits. "And the name of the city from that time on will be: the Lord is there."
Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.
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