New International Version
Pursue them in anger and destroy them from under the heavens of the LORD.
King James Bible
Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
pursue them in anger, and destroy them from under the heavens of Jehovah.
World English Bible
You will pursue them in anger, and destroy them from under the heavens of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou pursuest in anger, and destroyest them, From under the heavens of Jehovah!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Persecute and destroy them - Thou wilt pursue them with destruction. These are all declaratory, not imprecatory.
From under the heavens of the Lord - This verse seems to allude to the Chaldaic prediction, in Jeremiah 10:11. By their conduct they will bring on themselves the curse denounced against their enemies.
The Septuagint and Vulgate seem to have read "From under heaven, O Jehovah:" and the Syriac reads, "Thy heavens, O Jehovah!" None of these makes any material change in the meaning of the words.
It has already been noticed in the introduction, that this chapter contains a triple acrostic, three lines always beginning with the same letter; so that the Hebrew alphabet is thrice repeated in this chapter, twenty-two multiplied by three being equal to sixty-six.
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