New International Version
for they have devoured Jacob and devastated his homeland.
King James Bible
For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his dwelling place.
Darby Bible Translation
For they have devoured Jacob, and laid waste his habitation.
World English Bible
For they have devoured Jacob, and destroyed his homeland.
Young's Literal Translation
For one hath devoured Jacob, And his habitation they have made desolate.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Laid waste his dwelling-place - The Chaldee understands this of the temple. This, by way of eminence, was Jacob's place. I have already remarked that these two verses are almost similar to Jeremiah 10:25, which has led many to believe that Jeremiah was the author of this Psalm.
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[Illustration: (drop cap B) A Greek Warrior] But troubled times came again to Jerusalem. The great empires of Babylon and Assyria had passed away for ever, exactly as the prophets of Israel had foretold; but new powers had arisen in the world, and the great nations fought together so constantly that all the smaller countries, and with them the Kingdom of Judah, changed hands very often. At last Alexander the Great managed to make himself master of all the countries of the then-known world. Alexander …
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2 Chronicles 36:19
They set fire to God's temple and broke down the wall of Jerusalem; they burned all the palaces and destroyed everything of value there.
Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on God.
Arameans from the east and Philistines from the west have devoured Israel with open mouth. Yet for all this, his anger is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.
Pour out your wrath on the nations that do not acknowledge you, on the peoples who do not call on your name. For they have devoured Jacob; they have devoured him completely and destroyed his homeland.
The Babylonians set fire to the royal palace and the houses of the people and broke down the walls of Jerusalem.
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