New Living Translation
You friends of Moab, weep for him and cry! See how the strong scepter is broken, how the beautiful staff is shattered!
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
48:17 Staff - A staff and a rod are as well, ensigns of power and government, as instruments to punish offenders.
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
The LORD will extend your powerful kingdom from Jerusalem; you will rule over your enemies.
For you will break the yoke of their slavery and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders. You will break the oppressor's rod, just as you did when you destroyed the army of Midian.
For the LORD has crushed your wicked power and broken your evil rule.
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