Ezekiel 39:3
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New International Version
Then I will strike your bow from your left hand and make your arrows drop from your right hand.

New Living Translation
I will knock the bow from your left hand and the arrows from your right hand, and I will leave you helpless.

English Standard Version
Then I will strike your bow from your left hand, and will make your arrows drop out of your right hand.

New American Standard Bible
"I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand.

King James Bible
And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I will knock your bow from your left hand and make your arrows drop from your right hand.

International Standard Version
There I will strike your bow from your left hand and your arrows from your right, causing your fall.

NET Bible
I will knock your bow out of your left hand and make your arrows fall from your right hand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I will knock the bow out of your left hand and make you drop the arrows in your right hand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will strike your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand.

American King James Version
And I will smite your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand.

American Standard Version
and I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will break thy bow in thy left hand, and I will cause thy arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

English Revised Version
and I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will strike thy bow out of thy left hand, and I will cause thy arrows to fall from thy right hand.

World English Bible
and I will strike your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand.

Young's Literal Translation
And have smitten thy bow out of thy left hand, Yea, thine arrows out of thy right I cause to fall.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

39:1-10 The Lord will make the most careless and hardened transgressors know his holy name, either by his righteous anger, or by the riches of his mercy and grace. The weapons formed against Zion shall not prosper. Though this prophecy is to be fulfilled in the latter days, it is certain. From the language used, it seems that the army of Gog will be destroyed by miracle.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand. Bows and arrows were characteristic weapons of the Scythians, whom Herodotus (4:46) styles ἱπποτοξόται (comp. Jeremiah 5:16; Jeremiah 6:23; and see note on Ezekiel 38:15).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand,.... In which it is usually held, to have the arrow fitted to it:

and I will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand; where they are commonly held when put into the bow, and then the bow is drawn with it; signifying hereby, that though he should come into the land of Israel, he should not succeed; he would be stripped of his armour, and it would be useless to him: bows and arrows are put for all kind of warlike instruments; and are particularly mentioned because they were chiefly used in war when this prophecy was delivered.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. bow—in which the Scythians were most expert.

Ezekiel 39:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Slaughter of Gog's Armies
2and I will turn you around, drive you on, take you up from the remotest parts of the north and bring you against the mountains of Israel. 3"I will strike your bow from your left hand and dash down your arrows from your right hand. 4"You will fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you; I will give you as food to every kind of predatory bird and beast of the field.…
Cross References
Psalm 76:3
There he broke the flashing arrows, the shields and the swords, the weapons of war.

Jeremiah 21:4
This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I am about to turn against you the weapons of war that are in your hands, which you are using to fight the king of Babylon and the Babylonians who are outside the wall besieging you. And I will gather them inside this city.

Jeremiah 21:5
I myself will fight against you with an outstretched hand and a mighty arm in furious anger and in great wrath.

Ezekiel 30:21
"Son of man, I have broken the arm of Pharaoh king of Egypt. It has not been bound up to be healed or put in a splint so that it may become strong enough to hold a sword.

Ezekiel 39:2
I will turn you around and drag you along. I will bring you from the far north and send you against the mountains of Israel.

Hosea 1:5
In that day I will break Israel's bow in the Valley of Jezreel."

Amos 2:15
The archer will not stand his ground, the fleet-footed soldier will not get away, and the horseman will not save his life.
Treasury of Scripture

And I will smite your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your arrows to fall out of your right hand.

Ezekiel 20:21-24 Notwithstanding the children rebelled against me: they walked not …

Psalm 46:9 He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, …

Psalm 76:3 There broke he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, …

Jeremiah 21:4,5 Thus said the LORD God of Israel; Behold, I will turn back the weapons …

Hosea 1:5 And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow …

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