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Today, 13 december 2018

King James version (en)

And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

Comments:
Wesley's Notes

A prophecy of Christ's kingdom, and the calling of the Gentiles,  2:1-5.
And rejection of the Jews for their idolatry and pride,  2:6-9.
The great majesty and power of God, and his terrors on the wicked; with an exhortation to fear God, and not to trust in man,  2:10-22.

He - Christ shall set up his authority among all nations, not only giving laws to them, but doing what no other can do, convincing their consciences, changing their hearts, and ordering their lives. Rebuke - By his word and Spirit, convincing the world of sin; and by his judgments upon his implacable enemies, which obstruct the propagation of the gospel.

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