Jeremiah 48:17
Good News Translation
"Mourn for that nation, you that live nearby, all of you that know its fame. Say, 'Its powerful rule has been broken; its glory and might are no more.'

Contemporary English Version
I will order the nearby nations to mourn for you and say, "Isn't it sad? Moab ruled others, but now its glorious power has been shattered."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Comfort him, all you that are round about him, and all you that know his name, say: How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod?

New American Bible
Mourn, all you neighbors, all you who know its name! Say: How the mighty scepter is broken, the glorious staff!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Comfort him, all you that are round about him, and all you that know his name, say: How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod?

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Jeremiah 48:31-33 Therefore will I lament for Moab, and I will cry out to all Moab, for the men of the brick wall that mourn. . . .

Jeremiah 9:17-20 Thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel: Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, and let them come: and send to them that are wise women, and let them make haste: . . .

Revelation 18:14-20 And the fruits of the desire of thy soul are departed from thee: and all fat and goodly things are perished from thee. And they shall find them no more at all. . . .

How

Jeremiah 48:39 How is it overthrown, and they have howled! How hath Moab bowed down the neck, and is confounded! And Moab shall be a derision, and an example to all round about him.

Isaiah 9:4 For the yoke of their burden, and the rod of their shoulder, and the sceptre of their oppressor thou hast overcome, as in the day of Madian.

Isaiah 10:5 Woe to the Assyrian, he is the rod and the staff of my anger, and my indignation is in their hands.

Isaiah 14:4,5 Thou shalt take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and shalt say: How is the oppressor come to nothing, the tribute hath ceased? . . .

Ezekiel 19:11-14 And she hath strong rods to make sceptres for them that bear rule, and her stature was exalted among the branches: and she saw her height in the multitude of her branches. . . .

Zechariah 11:10-14 And I took my rod that was called Beauty, and I cut it asunder to make void my covenant, which I had made with all people. . . .

Context
The Judgment on Moab
16The destruction of Moab is near to come: the calamity thereof shall come on exceeding swiftly. 17Comfort him, all you that are round about him, and all you that know his name, say: How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod?18Come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst, O dwelling of the daughter of Dibon: because the spoiler of Moab is come up to thee, he hath destroyed thy bulwarks.…
Cross References
Psalm 110:2
The Lord will send forth the sceptre of thy power out of Sion: rule thou in the midst of thy enemies.

Isaiah 9:4
For the yoke of their burden, and the rod of their shoulder, and the sceptre of their oppressor thou hast overcome, as in the day of Madian.

Isaiah 14:5
The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, the rod of the rulers,

Additional Translations
Mourn for him, all you who surround him, everyone who knows his name; tell how the mighty scepter is shattered—the glorious staff!All you that are about him, bemoan him; and all you that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!

All ye that are round about him, bemoan him, and all ye that know his name; say, How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod!

Shake the head at him, all ye that are round about him; all of you utter his name; say ye, How is the glorious staff broken to pieces, the rod of magnificence!

All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod!

All ye that are round about him, bemoan him, and all ye that know his name; say, How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod!

All ye that are about him bemoan him; and all ye that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!

All you who are around him, bemoan him, and all you who know his name; say, How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod!

Bemoan for him, all ye round about him, And all knowing his name, say ye: How hath it been broken, the staff of strength, The rod of beauty.
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