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Jeremiah 47:6

    Jeremiah 47:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O you sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere you be quiet? put up yourself into your scabbard, rest, and be still.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O thou sword of Jehovah, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard; rest, and be still.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O sword of the Lord, how long will you have no rest? put yourself back into your cover; be at peace, be quiet.

    Webster's Revision

    O thou sword of Jehovah, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard; rest, and be still.

    World English Bible

    You sword of Yahweh, how long will it be before you be quiet? Put up yourself into your scabbard; rest, and be still.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? put up thyself into thy scabbard; rest, and be still.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 47:6

    Ere - Uprightness.
    Scabbard - A case or covering for a sword.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 47:6

    O thou sword of the Lord - This is a most grand prosopopoeia - a dialogue between the sword of the Lord and the prophet. Nothing can be imagined more sublime.

    Put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still - Shed no more blood, destroy no more lives, erase no more cities, desolate no more countries. Rest: - hast thou not been long enough at this work of judgment? O be still: - let wars and desolations cease for ever.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 47:6

    47:6 O thou sword - Perhaps they are the words of the prophet, lamenting the havock which he made among the Philistines by the Chaldeans.