Romans 9:28
New International Version
For the Lord will carry out his sentence on earth with speed and finality."

New Living Translation
For the LORD will carry out his sentence upon the earth quickly and with finality.”

English Standard Version
for the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth fully and without delay.”

Berean Study Bible
For the Lord will carry out His sentence on the earth thoroughly and decisively.”

Berean Literal Bible
For the Lord will perform the sentence He is concluding and bringing swiftly upon the earth."

King James Bible
For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.

New King James Version
For He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness, Because the LORD will make a short work upon the earth.”

New American Standard Bible
FOR THE LORD WILL EXECUTE HIS WORD ON THE EARTH, THOROUGHLY AND QUICKLY.”

NASB 1995
FOR THE LORD WILL EXECUTE HIS WORD ON THE EARTH, THOROUGHLY AND QUICKLY."

NASB 1977
FOR THE LORD WILL EXECUTE HIS WORD UPON THE EARTH, THOROUGHLY AND QUICKLY.”

Amplified Bible
FOR THE LORD WILL EXECUTE HIS WORD UPON THE EARTH [He will conclude His dealings with mankind] COMPLETELY AND WITHOUT DELAY.”

Christian Standard Bible
since the Lord will execute his sentence completely and decisively on the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for the Lord will execute His sentence completely and decisively on the earth.

American Standard Version
for the Lord will execute his word upon the earth, finishing it and cutting it short.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He has cut the matter short and has cut it off; THE LORD JEHOVAH shall do it upon The Earth.

Contemporary English Version
The Lord will be quick and sure to do on earth what he has warned he will do."

Douay-Rheims Bible
For he shall finish his word, and cut it short in justice; because a short word shall the Lord make upon the earth.

English Revised Version
for the Lord will execute his word upon the earth, finishing it and cutting it short.

Good News Translation
for the Lord will quickly settle his full account with the world."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord will carry out his sentence on the land, completely and decisively."

International Standard Version
For the Lord will carry out his plan decisively, bringing it to completion on the earth."

Literal Standard Version
for a matter He is finishing, and is cutting short in righteousness, because a matter cut short will the LORD do on the land.”

NET Bible
for the Lord will execute his sentence on the earth completely and quickly."

New Heart English Bible
For he will fulfill the word and decisively in righteousness; because the Lord will carry out the word decisively on the earth."

Weymouth New Testament
for the Lord will hold a reckoning upon the earth, making it efficacious and brief."

World English Bible
for He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness, because the LORD will make a short work upon the earth."

Young's Literal Translation
for a matter He is finishing, and is cutting short in righteousness, because a matter cut short will the Lord do upon the land.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Calling of the Gentiles
27Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: “Though the number of the Israelites is like the sand of the sea, only the remnant will be saved. 28For the Lord will carry out His sentence on the earth thoroughly and decisively.” 29It is just as Isaiah foretold: “Unless the Lord of Hosts had left us descendants, we would have become like Sodom, we would have resembled Gomorrah.”…

Cross References
Isaiah 10:22
Though your people, O Israel, be like the sand of the sea, only a remnant will return. Destruction has been decreed, overflowing with righteousness.

Isaiah 10:23
For the Lord GOD of Hosts will carry out the destruction decreed upon the whole land.


Treasury of Scripture

For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make on the earth.

work.

Isaiah 28:22
Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.

Isaiah 30:12-14
Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, Because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: …

Daniel 9:26,27
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined…

in righteousness.

Psalm 9:8
And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

Psalm 65:5
By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:

Isaiah 5:16
But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness.









(28) For he will finish.--Literally, according to the correct reading, For a sentence, accomplishing and abridging it, will the Lord execute upon the earth; in other words, "A short and summary sentence will the Lord execute upon the earth." The severity of the sentence is a proof that only a remnant can be saved from it. St. Paul follows the LXX., with but slight deviation. The sense of the Hebrew appears to be somewhat different:--"For though thy people. O Israel, were as the sand of the sea, but a remnant of them shall return: a destruction is decreed overflowing with righteousness--i.e., penal justice. For destruction by a sure decree will Jehovah of Hosts perform in the midst of all the earth." (Cheyne.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

[the] Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

will carry out
ποιήσει (poiēsei)
Verb - Future Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

[His] sentence
λόγον (logon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

on
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

the
τῆς (tēs)
Article - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

earth
γῆς (gēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's 1093: Contracted from a primary word; soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe.

thoroughly
συντελῶν (syntelōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4931: To bring to an end, fulfill, accomplish. From sun and teleo; to complete entirely; generally, to execute.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

decisively.”
συντέμνων (syntemnōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 4932: From sun and the base of tomoteros; to contract by cutting, i.e. do concisely.


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