Jeremiah 48:17
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New International Version
Mourn for her, all who live around her, all who know her fame; say, 'How broken is the mighty scepter, how broken the glorious staff!'

King James Bible
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!

Darby Bible Translation
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!

World English Bible
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!

Young's Literal Translation
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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

How is the strong staff broken - The scepter. The sovereignty of Moab is destroyed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Jeremiah 48:31-33 Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; my heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres...

Jeremiah 9:17-20 Thus said the LORD of hosts, Consider you, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women...

Revelation 18:14-20 And the fruits that your soul lusted after are departed from you, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from you...

How

Jeremiah 48:39 They shall howl, saying...

Isaiah 9:4 For you have broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

Isaiah 10:5 O Assyrian, the rod of my anger, and the staff in their hand is my indignation.

Isaiah 14:4,5 That you shall take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How has the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!...

Ezekiel 19:11-14 And she had strong rods for the scepters of them that bore rule, and her stature was exalted among the thick branches...

Zechariah 11:10-14 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people...

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 110:2
The LORD will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying, "Rule in the midst of your enemies!"

Isaiah 9:4
For as in the day of Midian's defeat, you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their shoulders, the rod of their oppressor.

Isaiah 14:5
The LORD has broken the rod of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers,

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