New International Version
How broken and shattered is the hammer of the whole earth! How desolate is Babylon among the nations!
King James Bible
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
Darby Bible Translation
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! How is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!
World English Bible
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut apart and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
Young's Literal Translation
How hath it been cut and broken, The hammer of the whole earth! How hath Babylon been for a desolation among nations!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The hammer of the whole earth - Nebuchadnezzar dashed to pieces the nations against whom he warred. He was the scourge of the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Their Redeemer is strong; the Lord of Hosts is His name: He shall thoroughly plead their cause.'--JER. l. 34. Among the remarkable provisions of the Mosaic law there were some very peculiar ones affecting the next-of-kin. The nearest living blood relation to a man had certain obligations and offices to discharge, under certain contingencies, in respect of which he received a special name; which is sometimes translated in the Old Testament 'Redeemer,' and sometimes 'Avenger' of blood. What the etymological …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Covenanting Confers Obligation.
"You are my war club, my weapon for battle-- with you I shatter nations, with you I destroy kingdoms,
Then they will take up a lament concerning you and say to you: "'How you are destroyed, city of renown, peopled by men of the sea! You were a power on the seas, you and your citizens; you put your terror on all who lived there.
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