New International Version
Woe to the city of oppressors, rebellious and defiled!
King James Bible
Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!
Darby Bible Translation
Woe to her that is rebellious and corrupted, to the oppressing city!
World English Bible
Woe to her who is rebellious and polluted, the oppressing city!
Young's Literal Translation
Woe to the rebellious and polluted, The oppressing city!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wo to her that is filthy - This is a denunciation of Divine judgment against Jerusalem.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
her that is filthy. or, gluttonous. Heb. craw.
LibraryZion's Joy and God's
'Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.... 17. He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing.'--ZEPHANIAH iii. 14, 17. What a wonderful rush of exuberant gladness there is in these words! The swift, short clauses, the triple invocation in the former verse, the triple promise in the latter, the heaped together synonyms, all help the impression. The very words seem to dance with joy. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A vision of the King.
But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts; they have turned aside and gone away.
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Cut down the trees and build siege ramps against Jerusalem. This city must be punished; it is filled with oppression.
have brought this on you, because you lusted after the nations and defiled yourself with their idols.
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