New International Version
"I will sweep away everything from the face of the earth," "When I destroy all mankind on the face of the earth," declares the LORD.
King James Bible
I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
I will utterly take away everything from off the face of the ground, saith Jehovah:
World English Bible
I will utterly sweep away everything off of the surface of the earth, says Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
I utterly consume all from off the face of the ground, An affirmation of Jehovah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will utterly consume all things - All being now ripe for destruction, I will shortly bring a universal scourge upon the land. He speaks particularly of the idolaters.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I will, etc. Heb. By taking away I will make an end. utterly.
land. Heb. face of the land.
LibraryAgainst Vain and Worldly Knowledge
"My Son, let not the fair and subtle sayings of men move thee. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.(1) Give ear to My words, for they kindle the heart and enlighten the mind, they bring contrition, and they supply manifold consolations. Never read thou the word that thou mayest appear more learned or wise; but study for the mortification of thy sins, for this will be far more profitable for thee than the knowledge of many difficult questions. 2. "When thou hast read and learned many …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
So the LORD said, "I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created--and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground--for I regret that I have made them."
"'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: My anger and my wrath will be poured out on this place--on man and beast, on the trees of the field and on the crops of your land--and it will burn and not be quenched.
"Say this to them: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: As surely as I live, those who are left in the ruins will fall by the sword, those out in the country I will give to the wild animals to be devoured, and those in strongholds and caves will die of a plague.
I will make the land a desolate waste, and her proud strength will come to an end, and the mountains of Israel will become desolate so that no one will cross them.
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