New Living Translation
Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope! I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.
King James Bible
Turn you to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double unto thee;
Darby Bible Translation
Turn again to the stronghold, prisoners of hope! even to-day do I declare I will render double unto thee.
World English Bible
Turn to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope! Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.
Young's Literal Translation
Turn back to a fenced place, Ye prisoners of the hope, Even to-day a second announcer I restore to thee.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:12 Turn ye - The prophet exhorts the Jews to hasten to Christ, who is the salvation and high tower of the church. Prisoners of hope - Captives, yet not without hope. Even to - day - In this day of lowest distress. Double - Twice as much good as thou hast suffered evil.
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So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.
This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God's inner sanctuary.
They will be rounded up and put in prison. They will be shut up in prison and will finally be punished.
"Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and her sins are pardoned. Yes, the LORD has punished her twice over for all her sins."
Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
O Hope of Israel, our Savior in times of trouble, why are you like a stranger to us? Why are you like a traveler passing through the land, stopping only for the night?
LORD, you are my strength and fortress, my refuge in the day of trouble! Nations from around the world will come to you and say, "Our ancestors left us a foolish heritage, for they worshiped worthless idols.
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