New International Version
Those who are far from you will perish; you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
King James Bible
For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee.
Darby Bible Translation
For behold, they that are far from thee shall perish; thou destroyest every one that goeth a whoring from thee.
World English Bible
For, behold, those who are far from you shall perish. You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful to you.
Young's Literal Translation
For, lo, those far from Thee do perish, Thou hast cut off every one, Who is going a whoring from Thee.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They that are far from thee shall perish - The term perish is generally used to signify a coming to nothing, being annihilated; and by some it is thus applied to the finally impenitent, they shall all be annihilated. But where is this to be found in the Scriptures? In no part, properly understood. In the new heavens and the new earth none of the wicked shall be found; for therein dwells righteousness - nothing but God and righteous spirits; but at the same time the wicked shall be in their own place. And to suppose that they shall be annihilated, is as great a heresy, though scarcely so absurd, as to believe that the pains of damnation are emendatory, and that hellfire shall burn out. There is presumptive evidence from Scripture to lead us to the conclusion, that if there be not eternal punishment, glory will not be eternal; as the same terms are used to express the duration of both. No human spirit that is not united to God can be saved. Those who are Far from Thee shall perish - they shall be lost, undone, ruined, and that without remedy. Being separated from God by sin, they shall never be rejoined; the great gulf must be between them and their Maker eternally.
All them that go a whoring from thee - That is, all that worship false gods; all idolaters. This is the only meaning of the word in such a connection. I have explained this elsewhere.
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You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the LORD, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by chasing after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes.
But the wicked will perish: Though the LORD's enemies are like the flowers of the field, they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.
They defiled themselves by what they did; by their deeds they prostituted themselves.
Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.
My people consult a wooden idol, and a diviner's rod speaks to them. A spirit of prostitution leads them astray; they are unfaithful to their God.
Do not rejoice, Israel; do not be jubilant like the other nations. For you have been unfaithful to your God; you love the wages of a prostitute at every threshing floor.
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