Jeremiah 48:14
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New International Version
"How can you say, 'We are warriors, men valiant in battle'?

King James Bible
How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war?

Darby Bible Translation
How do ye say, We are mighty, and men of valour for the war?

World English Bible
How do you say, We are mighty men, and valiant men for the war?

Young's Literal Translation
How do ye say, We are mighty, And men of strength for battle?

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Beth-el their confidence - Alluding to the golden calves which Jeroboam had there set up, and commanded all the Israelites to worship.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

How

Jeremiah 8:8 How do you say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? See, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.

Psalm 11:1 In the LORD put I my trust: how say you to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

Isaiah 36:4,5 And Rabshakeh said to them, Say you now to Hezekiah, Thus said the great king, the king of Assyria...

We

Jeremiah 9:23 Thus said the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might...

Jeremiah 49:16 Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwell in the clefts of the rock...

Psalm 33:16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise...

Isaiah 10:13,16 For he said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people...

Isaiah 16:6 We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath...

Ezekiel 30:6 Thus said the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the pride of her power shall come down...

Zephaniah 2:10 This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts.

Library
August 8. "Be Like the Dove" (Jer. Xlviii. 28).
"Be like the dove" (Jer. xlviii. 28). Harmless as a dove, is Christ's interpretation of the beautiful emblem. And so the Spirit of God is purity itself. He cannot dwell in an unclean heart. He cannot abide in the natural mind. It was said of the anointing of old, "On man's flesh it shall not be poured." The purity which the Holy Spirit brings is like the white and spotless little plant which grows up out of the heap of manure, or the black soil, without one grain of impurity adhering to its crystalline
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Meditations for the Sick.
Whilst thy sickness remains, use often, for thy comfort, these few meditations, taken from the ends wherefore God sendeth afflictions to his children. Those are ten. 1. That by afflictions God may not only correct our sins past, but also work in us a deeper loathing of our natural corruptions, and so prevent us from falling into many other sins, which otherwise we would commit; like a good father, who suffers his tender babe to scorch his finger in a candle, that he may the rather learn to beware
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Psalm 33:16
No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.

Isaiah 10:13
For he says: "'By the strength of my hand I have done this, and by my wisdom, because I have understanding. I removed the boundaries of nations, I plundered their treasures; like a mighty one I subdued their kings.

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