New Living Translation
Come, wild animals of the field! Come, wild animals of the forest! Come and devour my people!
King James Bible
All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in the forest.
Darby Bible Translation
All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, all ye beasts in the forest.
World English Bible
All you animals of the field, come to devour, [yes], all you animals in the forest.
Young's Literal Translation
Every beast of the field, Come to devour, every beast in the forest.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
56:9 Come - This is a prediction of Israel's destruction by their cruel enemies. The prophet having largely discoursed concerning the Messiah, and his kingdom, and having encouraged the Gentiles with God's gracious promises made to them, now proceeds to terrify the unbelieving Jews, and to shew that as the Gentiles would believe, and be saved, so they would reject their Messiah, and be destroyed.
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You send the darkness, and it becomes night, when all the forest animals prowl about.
Your mighty army will be left dead in the fields for the mountain vultures and wild animals. The vultures will tear at the corpses all summer. The wild animals will gnaw at the bones all winter.
I will call a swift bird of prey from the east--a leader from a distant land to come and do my bidding. I have said what I would do, and I will do it.
My chosen people act like speckled vultures, but they themselves are surrounded by vultures. Bring on the wild animals to pick their corpses clean!
"What sorrow awaits the leaders of my people--the shepherds of my sheep--for they have destroyed and scattered the very ones they were expected to care for," says the LORD.
"And now, son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Call all the birds and wild animals. Say to them: Gather together for my great sacrificial feast. Come from far and near to the mountains of Israel, and there eat flesh and drink blood!
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