Jeremiah 50:23
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New International Version
How broken and shattered is the hammer of the whole earth! How desolate is Babylon among the nations!

New Living Translation
Babylon, the mightiest hammer in all the earth, lies broken and shattered. Babylon is desolate among the nations!

English Standard Version
How the hammer of the whole earth is cut down and broken! How Babylon has become a horror among the nations!

New American Standard Bible
"How the hammer of the whole earth Has been cut off and broken! How Babylon has become An object of horror among the nations!

King James Bible
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How the hammer of the whole earth is cut down and smashed! What a horror Babylon has become among the nations!

International Standard Version
How the hammer of all the earth is cut off and broken! How Babylon has become a horror among the nations!

NET Bible
Babylon hammered the whole world to pieces. But see how that 'hammer' has been broken and shattered! See what an object of horror Babylon has become among the nations!

New Heart English Bible
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut apart and broken. How is Babylon become a desolation among the nations.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The hammer of the whole earth is broken and shattered. See how desolate Babylon is of all the nations!

JPS Tanakh 1917
How is the hammer of the whole earth Cut asunder and broken! How is Babylon become A desolation among the nations!

New American Standard 1977
“How the hammer of the whole earth
            Has been cut off and broken!
            How Babylon has become
            An object of horror among the nations!

Jubilee Bible 2000
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! How is Babylon become a desolation among the Gentiles!

King James 2000 Bible
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how has Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

American King James Version
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

American Standard Version
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

Douay-Rheims Bible
How is the hammer of the whole earth broken, and destroyed! how is Babylon turned into a desert among the nations!

Darby Bible Translation
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! How is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!

English Revised Version
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

Webster's Bible Translation
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

World English Bible
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut apart and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

Young's Literal Translation
How hath it been cut and broken, The hammer of the whole earth! How hath Babylon been for a desolation among nations!
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
50:21-32 The forces are mustered and empowered to destroy Babylon. Let them do what God demands, and they shall bring to pass what he threatens. The pride of men's hearts sets God against them, and ripens them apace for ruin. Babylon's pride must be her ruin; she has been proud against the Holy One of Israel; who can keep those up whom God will throw down?
Study Bible
The Destruction of Babylon
22"The noise of battle is in the land, And great destruction. 23"How the hammer of the whole earth Has been cut off and broken! How Babylon has become An object of horror among the nations! 24"I set a snare for you and you were also caught, O Babylon, While you yourself were not aware; You have been found and also seized Because you have engaged in conflict with the LORD."…
Cross References
Jeremiah 51:20
He says, "You are My war-club, My weapon of war; And with you I shatter nations, And with you I destroy kingdoms.

Ezekiel 26:17
"They will take up a lamentation over you and say to you, 'How you have perished, O inhabited one, From the seas, O renowned city, Which was mighty on the sea, She and her inhabitants, Who imposed her terror On all her inhabitants!
Treasury of Scripture

How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

Jeremiah 51:20-24 You are my battle ax and weapons of war: for with you will I break …

Isaiah 14:4-6,12-17 That you shall take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, …

Revelation 18:16 And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine …

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