New International Version
But now many nations are gathered against you. They say, "Let her be defiled, let our eyes gloat over Zion!"
King James Bible
Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.
Darby Bible Translation
And now many nations are assembled against thee, that say, Let her be profaned, and let our eye look upon Zion.
World English Bible
Now many nations have assembled against you, that say, "Let her be defiled, and let our eye gloat over Zion."
Young's Literal Translation
And now, gathered against thee have been many nations, who are saying: 'Let her be defiled, and our eyes look on Zion.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Many nations are gathered against thee - The Chaldeans, who were composed of many nations. And, we may add, all the surrounding nations were their enemies; and rejoiced when the Chaldean army had overthrown Jerusalem, destroyed the temple, and led the people away captive.
Let her be defiled - This was their cry and their wish: Let Jerusalem be laid as low as she can be, like a thing defiled and cast away with abhorrence; that their eyes might look upon Zion with scorn, contempt, and exultation.
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May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame.
Therefore the LORD's anger burns against his people; his hand is raised and he strikes them down. The mountains shake, and the dead bodies are like refuse in the streets. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.
But this is not what he intends, this is not what he has in mind; his purpose is to destroy, to put an end to many nations.
Woe to the many nations that rage-- they rage like the raging sea! Woe to the peoples who roar-- they roar like the roaring of great waters!
Then the hordes of all the nations that fight against Ariel, that attack her and her fortress and besiege her, will be as it is with a dream, with a vision in the night--
therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, Tyre, and I will bring many nations against you, like the sea casting up its waves.
You should not gloat over your brother in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much in the day of their trouble.
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