New International Version
If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,
King James Bible
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;
Darby Bible Translation
If we had forgotten the name of our God, and stretched out our hands to a strange god,
World English Bible
If we have forgotten the name of our God, or spread forth our hands to a strange god;
Young's Literal Translation
If we have forgotten the name of our God, And spread our hands to a strange God,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If we have forgotten the name of our God - That name, יהוה Jehovah, by which the true God was particularly distinguished, and which implied the exclusion of all other objects of adoration.
Or stretched out our hands - Made supplication; offered prayer or adoration to any strange god - a god that we had not known, nor had been acknowledged by our fathers. It has already been remarked, that from the time of the Babylonish captivity the Jews never relapsed into idolatry. It was customary among the ancients, while praying, to stretch out their hands towards the heavens, or the image they were worshipping, as if they expected to receive the favor they were asking.
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Text: First Peter 2, 20-25. 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed …
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The Prophet Joel.
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Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you;
They forgot what he had done, the wonders he had shown them.
You shall have no foreign god among you; you shall not worship any god other than me.
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