New American Standard Bible
"Why have your mighty ones become prostrate? They do not stand because the LORD has thrust them down.
King James Bible
Why are thy valiant men swept away? they stood not, because the LORD did drive them.
Darby Bible Translation
Why are thy valiants swept away? They stood not, for Jehovah did thrust them down.
World English Bible
Why are your strong ones swept away? they didn't stand, because Yahweh did drive them.
Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore hath thy bull been swept away? He hath not stood, because Jehovah thrust him away.
Jeremiah 46:15 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Translate it: "Why is thy mighty one cast down? He stood not, because Yahweh thrust him down." The "mighty one" is explained by the Septuagint to be the bull Apis. Thus:
(1) the chief deity of Egypt Jeremiah 46:15;
(2) the army of mercenaries Jeremiah 46:16;
(3) the king, Pharaoh Jeremiah 46:17, are the three upon whom the Egyptians trusted.
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
He sent out His arrows, and scattered them, And lightning flashes in abundance, and routed them.
For You have girded me with strength for battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. A Song. Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered, And let those who hate Him flee before Him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish before God.
For behold, the LORD will come in fire And His chariots like the whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire.
For the LORD will execute judgment by fire And by His sword on all flesh, And those slain by the LORD will be many.
"Why have I seen it? They are terrified, They are drawing back, And their mighty men are defeated And have taken refuge in flight, Without facing back; Terror is on every side!" Declares the LORD.
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