New International Version
for they have shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets, and you have given them blood to drink as they deserve."
King James Bible
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
Darby Bible Translation
for they have poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; they are worthy.
World English Bible
For they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. They deserve this."
Young's Literal Translation
because blood of saints and prophets they did pour out, and blood to them Thou didst give to drink, for they are worthy;'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Thou hast given them blood to drink - They thirsted after blood and massacred the saints of God; and now they have got blood to drink! It is said that when Tomyris, queen of the Scythians, had vanquished Cyrus, she cut off his head and threw it into a vessel of blood, saying these words: Satia te sanguine, quem sitisti, cujusque insatiabilis semper fuisti; "Satisfy thyself with blood, for which thou hast thirsted, and for which thy desire has been insatiable." See Justin. Hist., lib. i. c. 8. This figure of speech is called sarcasm in rhetoric.
"Sarcasmus with this biting taunt doth kill:
Cyrus, thy thirst was blood; now drink thy fill."
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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 …
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Can Our Dead Speak to Us?
This is what the LORD says: By this you will know that I am the LORD: With the staff that is in my hand I will strike the water of the Nile, and it will be changed into blood.
I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine. Then all mankind will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."
Because of this, God in his wisdom said, 'I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute.'
The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small-- and for destroying those who destroy the earth."
I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God's holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus. When I saw her, I was greatly astonished.
In her was found the blood of prophets and of God's holy people, of all who have been slaughtered on the earth."
for true and just are his judgments. He has condemned the great prostitute who corrupted the earth by her adulteries. He has avenged on her the blood of his servants."
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