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Jeremiah 47:3

    Jeremiah 47:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong horses, at the rushing of his chariots, and at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers shall not look back to their children for feebleness of hands;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong ones, at the rushing of his chariots, at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers look not back to their children for feebleness of hands;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    At the noise of the stamping of the feet of his war-horses, at the rushing of his carriages and the thunder of his wheels, fathers will give no thought to their children, because their hands are feeble;

    Webster's Revision

    At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong ones, at the rushing of his chariots, at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers look not back to their children for feebleness of hands;

    World English Bible

    At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong ones, at the rushing of his chariots, at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers don't look back to their children for feebleness of hands;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    At the noise of the stamping of the hoofs of his strong ones, at the rushing of his chariots, at the rumbling of his wheels, the fathers look not back to their children for feebleness of hands;

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 47:3

    The stamping of the hoofs - At the galloping sound, -

    Quadrupedante putrem sonitu quatit ungula campum,

    is a line of Virgil, (Aen. 8:596), much celebrated; and quoted here by Blayney, where the galloping sound of the horses' hoofs is heard. In the stamping of the horses, the rushing of the chariots, and the rumbling of the wheels, our translators intended to convey the sense by the sound of the words, and they have not been unsuccessful. Their translation of the original is at the same time sufficiently literal.

    The fathers shall not look back - Though their children are left behind, they have neither strength nor courage to go back to bring them off.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 47:3

    His strong horses - War-horses, chargers.

    The rushing of his chariots - Rather, the rattling, the crashing noise which they make as they advance.

    For feebleness of hands - The Philistines flee in such panic that a father would not even turn round to see whether his sons were effecting their escape or not.