New International Version
"How Sheshak will be captured, the boast of the whole earth seized! How desolate Babylon will be among the nations!
King James Bible
How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!
Darby Bible Translation
How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth seized! How is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!
World English Bible
How is Sheshach taken! and the praise of the whole earth seized! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
Young's Literal Translation
How hath Sheshach been captured, Yea, caught is the praise of the whole earth, How hath Babylon been for an astonishment among nations.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How is Sheshach taken! - Perhaps the city is here called by the name of its idol.
The praise of the whole earth - One of the seven wonders of the world; superexcellent for the height, breadth, and compass of its walls, its hanging gardens, the temple of Belus, etc., etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Sheshach Sheshach was probably an idol worshipped at babylon, from which the city derived this name; and the festival which was held when the city was taken, when they were heated with wine, was perhaps observed in honour of it.
LibraryThe Power of Assyria at Its Zenith; Esarhaddon and Assur-Bani-Pal
The Medes and Cimmerians: Lydia--The conquest of Egypt, of Arabia, and of Elam. As we have already seen, Sennacherib reigned for eight years after his triumph; eight years of tranquillity at home, and of peace with all his neighbours abroad. If we examine the contemporary monuments or the documents of a later period, and attempt to glean from them some details concerning the close of his career, we find that there is a complete absence of any record of national movement on the part of either Elam, …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8
The Last King of Judah
and all the kings of the north, near and far, one after the other--all the kingdoms on the face of the earth. And after all of them, the king of Sheshak will drink it too.
Why has the city of renown not been abandoned, the town in which I delight?
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