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Jeremiah 48:17

    Jeremiah 48:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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!

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    All you that are about him, bemoan him; and all you that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    All ye that are round about him, bemoan him, and all ye that know his name; say, How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod!

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    All you who are round about him, give signs of grief for him, and all you who have knowledge of his name, say, How is the strong rod broken, even the beautiful branch!

    Webster's Revision

    All ye that are round 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!

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    All ye that are round about him, bemoan him, and all ye that know his name; say, How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod!

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 48:17

    How is the strong staff broken - The scepter. The sovereignty of Moab is destroyed.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 48:17

    The lamentation over Moab uttered by those "round about him," i. e., the neighboring nations, and those "that know his name," nations more remote, who know little more than that, there is such a people, takes the form of an elegy. The metaphorical expressions, "staff of strength," and "rod" or "scepter of beauty," indicate the union of power and splendor in the Moabite kingdom.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 48:17

    48:17 Staff - A staff and a rod are as well, ensigns of power and government, as instruments to punish offenders.