New Living Translation
Since they shed the blood of your holy people and your prophets, you have given them blood to drink. It is their just reward."
King James Bible
For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.
Darby Bible Translation
for they have poured out the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; they are worthy.
World English Bible
For they poured out the blood of the saints and the prophets, and you have given them blood to drink. They deserve this."
Young's Literal Translation
because blood of saints and prophets they did pour out, and blood to them Thou didst give to drink, for they are worthy;'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:6 Thou host given then, blood to drink - Men do not drink out of the sea, but out of fountains and rivers. Therefore this is fitly added here. They are worthy - Is subjoined with a beautiful abruptness.
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So this is what the LORD says: "I will show you that I am the LORD." Look! I will strike the water of the Nile with this staff in my hand, and the river will turn to blood.
I will feed your enemies with their own flesh. They will be drunk with rivers of their own blood. All the world will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel."
This is what God in his wisdom said about you: 'I will send prophets and apostles to them, but they will kill some and persecute the others.'
The nations were filled with wrath, but now the time of your wrath has come. It is time to judge the dead and reward your servants the prophets, as well as your holy people, and all who fear your name, from the least to the greatest. It is time to destroy all who have caused destruction on the earth."
I could see that she was drunk--drunk with the blood of God's holy people who were witnesses for Jesus. I stared at her in complete amazement.
In your streets flowed the blood of the prophets and of God's holy people and the blood of people slaughtered all over the world."
His judgments are true and just. He has punished the great prostitute who corrupted the earth with her immorality. He has avenged the murder of his servants."
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