Jeremiah 46 :20

Jeremiah 46 :20 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

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.

Definitions for Jeremiah 46 :20

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' Commentary 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 Commentary 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.
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