New International Version
"I will remove from you all who mourn over the loss of your appointed festivals, which is a burden and reproach for you.
King James Bible
I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.
Darby Bible Translation
I will gather them that sorrow for the solemn assemblies, who were of thee: the reproach of it was a burden [unto them].
World English Bible
I will remove those who grieve about the appointed feasts from you. They are a burden and a reproach to you.
Young's Literal Translation
Mine afflicted from the appointed place I have gathered, from thee they have been, Bearing for her sake reproach.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will gather - sorrowful - This may refer to those who, during the captivity, mourned for their former religious assemblies; and who were reproached by their enemies, because they could not enjoy their religious solemnities. See Psalm 137:1-9 : "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song," etc. This very circumstance may be the reference here.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
the reproach of it was a burden. Heb. the burden upon it was reproach.
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.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?
He has laid waste his dwelling like a garden; he has destroyed his place of meeting. The LORD has made Zion forget her appointed festivals and her Sabbaths; in his fierce anger he has spurned both king and priest.
and said to him, "Go throughout the city of Jerusalem and put a mark on the foreheads of those who grieve and lament over all the detestable things that are done in it."
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