Jeremiah 49:35
New International Version
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "See, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might.

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: “I will destroy the archers of Elam— the best of their forces.

English Standard Version
Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might.

Berean Study Bible
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: “Behold, I will shatter Elam’s bow, the mainstay of their might.

King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

New King James Version
“Thus says the LORD of hosts: ‘Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, The foremost of their might.

New American Standard Bible
“This is what the LORD of armies says: ‘Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, The finest of their might.

NASB 1995
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, The finest of their might.

NASB 1977
“Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, The finest of their might.

Amplified Bible
“Thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Behold (listen carefully), I am going to break the bow of Elam, The finest [weapon] of their strength.

Christian Standard Bible
This is what the LORD of Armies says: I am about to shatter Elam’s bow, the source of their might.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: I am about to shatter Elam's bow, the source of their might.

American Standard Version
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thus saith the Lord, The bow of Aelam is broken, even the chief of their power.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord of hosts: Behold I will break the bow of Elam, and their chief strength.

English Revised Version
Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will break the bow of Elam; the chief of their might.

Good News Translation
He said, "I will kill all the archers who have made Elam so powerful.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD of Armies says: I'm going to break the bows of Elam's archers, the most important weapon of their strength.

International Standard Version
This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Look, I'm going to break the bow of Elam, the finest of their troops.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the LORD of hosts: Behold, I will break the bow of Elam The chief of their might.

Literal Standard Version
“Thus said YHWH of Hosts: Behold, I am breaking the bow of Elam, "" The beginning of their might.

NET Bible
The LORD who rules over all said, "I will kill all the archers of Elam, who are the chief source of her military might.

New Heart English Bible
"Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'Look, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh of Armies: Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

Young's Literal Translation
'Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Lo, I am breaking the bow of Elam, The beginning of their might.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Judgment on Elam
34This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah. 35This is what the LORD of Hosts says: “Behold, I will shatter Elam’s bow, the mainstay of their might. 36I will bring the four winds against Elam from the four corners of the heavens, and I will scatter them to all these winds. There will not be a nation to which Elam’s exiles will not go.…

Cross References
Psalm 46:9
He makes wars to cease throughout the earth; He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the shields in the fire.

Isaiah 22:6
Elam takes up a quiver, with chariots and horsemen, and Kir uncovers the shield.

Jeremiah 51:56
For a destroyer is coming against her--against Babylon. Her warriors will be captured, and their bows will be broken, for the LORD is a God of retribution; He will repay in full.

Hosea 1:5
And on that day I will break the bow of Israel in the Valley of Jezreel."


Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

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Jeremiah 50:14,29
Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD…

Jeremiah 51:56
Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompences shall surely requite.

Psalm 46:9
He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.









(35) I will break the bow of Elam.--As in Isaiah 22:6; Herod. vii. 61, Elam was conspicuous for its archers. We are reminded of the account which Herodotus gives (ii. 136) of the three things taught to the youth of Persia--to ride, to draw the bow, and to speak the truth. This weapon was "the chief of their might."

Verse 35. - The bow of Elam. So Isaiah in prophetic vision, "And Elam bare the quiver" (Isaiah 22:6).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
This is what
כֹּ֤ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

of Hosts
צְבָא֔וֹת (ṣə·ḇā·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6635: A mass of persons, reg, organized for, war, a campaign

says:
אָמַר֙ (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Behold,
הִנְנִ֥י (hin·nî)
Interjection | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

I will shatter
שֹׁבֵ֖ר (šō·ḇêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7665: To break, break in pieces

Elam’s
עֵילָ֑ם (‘ê·lām)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5867: Elam -- a son of Shem, also his descendants and their country

bow,
קֶ֣שֶׁת (qe·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7198: A bow, for, shooting, the iris

the mainstay
רֵאשִׁ֖ית (rê·šîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7225: The first, in place, time, order, rank

of their might.
גְּבוּרָתָֽם׃ (gə·ḇū·rā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1369: Force, valor, victory


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