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Jeremiah 46:20

    Jeremiah 46:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction cometh; it cometh out of the north.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Egypt is like a very fair heifer, but destruction comes; it comes out of the north.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Egypt is a very fair heifer; but destruction out of the north is come, it is come.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Egypt is a fair young cow; but a biting insect has come on her out of the north.

    Webster's Revision

    Egypt is a very fair heifer; but destruction out of the north is come, it is come.

    World English Bible

    Egypt is a very beautiful heifer; [but] destruction out of the north is come, it is come.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Egypt is a very fair heifer; but destruction out of the north is come, it is come.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 46:20

    Egypt is like a very fair heifer - Fruitful and useful; but destruction cometh out of the north, from Chaldea. It may be that there is an allusion here to Isis, worshipped in Egypt under the form of a beautiful cow.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 46:20

    Is like - Or, is. Her god was the steer Apis Jeremiah 46:15, and she is the spouse.

    But destruction cometh; it cometh out of the north - More probably, "a gadfly from the north has come upon her." This is a sort of insect which stings the oxen and drives them to madness. Compare Isaiah 7:18.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 46:20

    46:20 A serpent - Egypt is now like an heifer that makes a great bellowing, but the time shall come when she shall make a lesser noise like the hissing of a serpent. With axes - For the Chaldeans shall come with an army, armed with battle - axes, as if they came to fell wood in a forest.