New Living Translation
The glory of Israel will fly away like a bird, for your children will not be born or grow in the womb or even be conceived.
King James Bible
As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.
Darby Bible Translation
As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away as a bird, no birth, no pregnancy, no conception!
World English Bible
As for Ephraim, their glory will fly away like a bird. There will be no birth, none with child, and no conception.
Young's Literal Translation
Ephraim is as a fowl, Fly away doth their honour, without birth, And without womb, and without conception.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:11 Their glory - Their children or posterity, which was the glory of Israel. Shall fly - It is proverbial, and speaks a sudden loss of children. From the birth - As soon as born. From the womb - Their mothers shall not bring their fruit alive into the world. The conception - Their wives shall not conceive.
The fortified towns of Israel will also be destroyed, and the royal power of Damascus will end. All that remains of Syria will share the fate of Israel's departed glory," declares the LORD of Heaven's Armies.
The more priests there are, the more they sin against me. They have exchanged the glory of God for the shame of idols.
One thing is certain, Israel: On your day of punishment, you will become a heap of rubble.
O LORD, what should I request for your people? I will ask for wombs that don't give birth and breasts that give no milk.
The people of Samaria tremble in fear for what might happen to their calf idol at Beth-aven. The people mourn and the priests wail, because its glory will be stripped away.
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