New Living Translation
The earth will mourn and the heavens will be draped in black because of my decree against my people. I have made up my mind and will not change it."
King James Bible
For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.
Darby Bible Translation
For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back therefrom.
World English Bible
For this the earth will mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and I have not repented, neither will I turn back from it."
Young's Literal Translation
For this doth the land mourn, And black have been the heavens above, because I have spoken -- I have purposed, And I have not repented, Nor do I turn back from it.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:28 Mourn - Expressions to set forth the dreadfulness of the judgment; he makes the elements to personate mourners.
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God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
They will roar over their victims on that day of destruction like the roaring of the sea. If someone looks across the land, only darkness and distress will be seen; even the light will be darkened by clouds.
I dress the skies in darkness, covering them with clothes of mourning."
How long must this land mourn? Even the grass in the fields has withered. The wild animals and birds have disappeared because of the evil in the land. For the people have said, "The LORD doesn't see what's ahead for us!"
They have made it an empty wasteland; I hear its mournful cry. The whole land is desolate, and no one even cares.
"Judah wilts; commerce at the city gates grinds to a halt. All the people sit on the ground in mourning, and a great cry rises from Jerusalem.
The anger of the LORD will not diminish until it has finished all he has planned. In the days to come you will understand all this very clearly.
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