New International Version
They said in their hearts, "We will crush them completely!" They burned every place where God was worshiped in the land.
King James Bible
They said in their hearts, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land.
Darby Bible Translation
They said in their heart, Let us destroy them together: they have burned up all God's places of assembly in the land.
World English Bible
They said in their heart, "We will crush them completely." They have burned up all the places in the land where God was worshiped.
Young's Literal Translation
They said in their hearts, 'Let us oppress them together,' They did burn all the meeting-places of God in the land.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let us destroy them - Their object was totally to annihilate the political existence of the Jewish people.
They have burned up all the synagogues of God in the land - It is supposed that there were no synagogues in the land till after the Babylonish captivity. How then could the Chaldeans burn up any in Judea? The word מועדי moadey, which we translate synagogues, may be taken in a more general sense, and mean any places where religious assemblies were held: and that such places and assemblies did exist long before the Babylonish captivity, is pretty evident from different parts of Scripture. It appears that Elisha kept such at his house on the sabbaths and new moons. See 2 Kings 4:23. And perhaps to such St. James may refer, Acts 15:23, a species of synagogues, where the law was read of old, in every city of the land. And it appears that such religious meetings were held at the house of the Prophet Ezekiel, Ezekiel 33:31. And perhaps every prophet's house was such. This is the only place in the Old Testament where we have the word synagogue. Indeed, wherever there was a place in which God met with patriarch or prophet, and any memorial of it was preserved, there was a מועד moed, or place of religious meeting; and all such places the Chaldeans would destroy, pursuant to their design to extinguish the Jewish religion, and blot out all its memorials from the earth. And this was certainly the most likely means to effect their purpose. How soon would Christianity be destroyed in England if all the churches, chapels, and places of worship were destroyed, and only the poor of the people left in the land; who, from their circumstances, could not build a place for the worship of God! After such desolation, what a miracle was the restoration of the Jews!
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
destroy. Heb. break.
Of the Red Dragon with Seven Heads fighting with Michael about the new-born Child. The first vision of the little book, of which we treated in the eleventh chapter, ran through the whole Apocalyptical course, from the beginning to the end, and that, as we elsewhere observed, to point out its connexion with the seals and trumpets. Now to that vision the remaining prophecies of the same interval, and of the affairs of the Church are to be accommodated, in order to complete the system of the little …
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Your vine is cut down, it is burned with fire; at your rebuke your people perish.
"Come," they say, "let us destroy them as a nation, so that Israel's name is remembered no more."
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