New International Version
and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.
King James Bible
And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
Darby Bible Translation
and blasphemed the God of the heaven for their distresses and their sores, and did not repent of their works.
World English Bible
and they blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores. They didn't repent of their works.
Young's Literal Translation
and they did speak evil of the God of the heaven, from their pains, and from their sores, and they did not reform from their works.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Blasphemed the God of heaven - Neither did they repent; therefore other judgments must follow. Some think that the sun was Vitellius, the Roman emperor, and that his throne means Rome; and the darkening refers to the injuries she sustained in her political consequence by the civil wars which then took place, from which she never entirely recovered. Others apply it all to papal Rome, and in this respect make out a very clear case! Thus have men conjectured, but how much nearer are we to the truth?
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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and repented not.
LibrarySin Charged Upon the Surety
All we like sheep have gone astray: we have turned every one to his own way, and the LORD hath laid upon Him the iniquity of us all. C omparisons, in the Scripture, are frequently to be understood with great limitation: perhaps, out of many circumstances, only one is justly applicable to the case. Thus, when our Lord says, Behold, I come as a thief (Revelation 16:15) , --common sense will fix the resemblance to a single point, that He will come suddenly, and unexpectedly. So when wandering sinners …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 1
Can Our Dead Speak to Us?
2 Chronicles 28:22
In his time of trouble King Ahaz became even more unfaithful to the LORD.
I have given her time to repent of her immorality, but she is unwilling.
At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven.
The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image.
They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.
From the sky huge hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds, fell on people. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.
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