New International Version
for all these things were done by the people who lived in the land before you, and the land became defiled.
King James Bible
(For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
Darby Bible Translation
(for all these abominations have the men of the land done, who were before you, and the land hath been made unclean);
World English Bible
(for all these abominations have the men of the land done, that were before you, and the land became defiled);
Young's Literal Translation
(for all these abominations have the men of the land done who are before you, and the land is defiled),
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants - This is a very nervous prosopopoeia or personification; a figure by which any part of inanimate nature may be represented as possessing the passions and reason of man. Here the land is represented as an intelligent being, with a deep and refined sense of moral good and evil: information concerning the abominations of the people is brought to this personified land, with which it is so deeply affected that a nausea is produced, and it vomits out its abominable and accursed inhabitants. It was natural for the inspired penman to make use of such a figure, as the description he was obliged to give of so many and enormous abominations must have affected him nearly in the same way in which he represents the land to be affected.
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But you must keep my decrees and my laws. The native-born and the foreigners residing among you must not do any of these detestable things,
And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.
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