New Living Translation
And I will destroy their king and slaughter all their princes," says the LORD.
King James Bible
And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with him, saith the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will slay all the princes thereof with him, saith Jehovah.
World English Bible
and I will cut off the judge from their midst, and will kill all its princes with him," says Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
And I have cut off a judge from her midst, And all its heads I slay with him, said Jehovah.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:3 The judge - The governor that is, every one of them.
He pours disgrace upon princes and disarms the strong.
Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
When their leaders are thrown down from a cliff, the wicked will listen to my words and find them true.
He judges the great people of the world and brings them all to nothing.
You twist justice, making it a bitter pill for the oppressed. You treat the righteous like dirt.
For I know the vast number of your sins and the depth of your rebellions. You oppress good people by taking bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.
Can horses gallop over boulders? Can oxen be used to plow them? But that's how foolish you are when you turn justice into poison and the sweet fruit of righteousness into bitterness.
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