New American Standard Bible
So the LORD cuts off head and tail from Israel, Both palm branch and bulrush in a single day.
King James Bible
Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm-branch and rush, in one day:
World English Bible
Therefore Yahweh will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm branch and reed, in one day.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah cutteth off from Israel head and tail, Branch and reed -- the same day,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Will cut off head and tail - This is a proverbial expression, which is explained in the following verse; see also Deuteronomy 28:13-14. The head is often used to denote those in honor and authority. The tail is an expression applicable to the lower ranks, and would commonly indicate more than simply the common people. It would imply contempt; a state of great abjectness and meanness.
Branch and rush - This is also a proverbial expression, meaning the highest and lowest; see the note at Isaiah 19:15. The word here translated branch, means properly the bough or top of the palm tree. The palm grew to a great height before it gave out any branches, and hence, the image is a beautiful one to denote those high in office and authority. The word rush means the coarse, long-jointed reed, that grows in marshes - an apt emblem of the base and worthless classes of society.
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"For this reason in one day her plagues will come, pestilence and mourning and famine, and she will be burned up with fire; for the Lord God who judges her is strong.
The mighty man and the warrior, The judge and the prophet, The diviner and the elder,
There will be no work for Egypt Which its head or tail, its palm branch or bulrush, may do.
Therefore, thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am laying stumbling blocks before this people. And they will stumble against them, Fathers and sons together; Neighbor and friend will perish."
"Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done? They certainly were not ashamed, And they did not know how to blush; Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time of their punishment they shall be brought down," Says the LORD.
The presence of the LORD has scattered them, He will not continue to regard them; They did not honor the priests, They did not favor the elders.
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