Jeremiah 50:36
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New International Version
A sword against her false prophets! They will become fools. A sword against her warriors! They will be filled with terror.

New Living Translation
The sword will strike her wise counselors, and they will become fools. The sword will strike her mightiest warriors, and panic will seize them.

English Standard Version
A sword against the diviners, that they may become fools! A sword against her warriors, that they may be destroyed!

New American Standard Bible
"A sword against the oracle priests, and they will become fools! A sword against her mighty men, and they will be shattered!

King James Bible
A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A sword is against the diviners, and they will act foolishly. A sword is against her heroic warriors, and they will be terrified.

International Standard Version
A sword against the diviners. They'll be made fools. A sword against her warriors. They'll be shattered.

NET Bible
Destructive forces will come against her false prophets; they will be shown to be fools! Destructive forces will come against her soldiers; they will be filled with terror!

New Heart English Bible
A sword is on the boasters, and they shall become fools; a sword is on her mighty men, and they shall be dismayed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A sword will kill the false prophets. They will become fools. A sword will kill their soldiers and defeat them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
A sword is upon the boasters, and they shall become fools; A sword is upon her mighty men, and they shall be dismayed.

New American Standard 1977
“A sword against the oracle priests, and they will become fools!
            A sword against her mighty men, and they will be shattered!

Jubilee Bible 2000
A sword is upon the fortune-tellers; and they shall be fools: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be broken.

King James 2000 Bible
A sword is upon the diviners; and they shall become fools: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.

American King James Version
A sword is on the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is on her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.

American Standard Version
A sword is upon the boasters, and they shall become fools; a sword is upon her mighty men, and they shall be dismayed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A sword upon her diviners, and they shall be foolish: a sword upon her valiant ones, and they shall be dismayed.

Darby Bible Translation
the sword is upon the liars, and they shall become fools; the sword is upon her mighty men, and they shall be dismayed;

English Revised Version
A sword is upon the boasters, and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men, and they shall be dismayed.

Webster's Bible Translation
A sword is upon the liars; and they shall be sottish: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.

World English Bible
A sword is on the boasters, and they shall become fools; a sword is on her mighty men, and they shall be dismayed.

Young's Literal Translation
A sword is on the princes, And they have become foolish; A sword is on her mighty ones, And they have been broken down;
Study Bible
The Destruction of Babylon
35"A sword against the Chaldeans," declares the LORD, "And against the inhabitants of Babylon And against her officials and her wise men! 36"A sword against the oracle priests, and they will become fools! A sword against her mighty men, and they will be shattered! 37"A sword against their horses and against their chariots And against all the foreigners who are in the midst of her, And they will become women! A sword against her treasures, and they will be plundered!…
Cross References
Isaiah 44:25
Causing the omens of boasters to fail, Making fools out of diviners, Causing wise men to draw back And turning their knowledge into foolishness,

Jeremiah 49:22
Behold, He will mount up and swoop like an eagle and spread out His wings against Bozrah; and the hearts of the mighty men of Edom in that day will be like the heart of a woman in labor.

Jeremiah 51:30
The mighty men of Babylon have ceased fighting, They stay in the strongholds; Their strength is exhausted, They are becoming like women; Their dwelling places are set on fire, The bars of her gates are broken.

Nahum 3:13
Behold, your people are women in your midst! The gates of your land are opened wide to your enemies; Fire consumes your gate bars.
Treasury of Scripture

A sword is on the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is on her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.

upon the liars. or, upon the chief stays [heb] bars

Jeremiah 48:30 I know his wrath, said the LORD; but it shall not be so; his lies …

Isaiah 43:14 Thus said the LORD, your redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your …

Isaiah 44:25 That frustrates the tokens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; …

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power …

1 Timothy 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;

Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that worked …

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, …

Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and fornicators, and murderers, …

dote

2 Samuel 15:31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators …

2 Samuel 17:14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai …

2 Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said to …

Isaiah 47:10-15 For you have trusted in your wickedness: you have said, None sees …

1 Timothy 6:4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes …

Jeremiah 50:30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men …

Jeremiah 49:22 Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings …

Jeremiah 51:23,30,22 I will also break in pieces with you the shepherd and his flock; …

Nahum 2:8 But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall flee away. …

Nahum 3:7,13,17,18 And it shall come to pass, that all they that look on you shall flee …

(36) A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote.--The Hebrew word for "liars"--literally, boastings--implies the falsehood of folly rather than of purpose. Better, perhaps, the prating fools. The marginal readings "chief stays" and "bars" rest on no adequate authority. Here the word applies to the diviners and magicians (comp. Isaiah 44:25).

A sword is upon the liars,.... Some render it "bars" (m), as the word sometimes signifies; and interpret it of great men, who are the strength and security of cities and commonwealths; but these are mentioned both before and after. The Targum renders it "diviners"; and so Jarchi and Kimchi interpret it (n); of which there were many among the Chaldeans, who were a lying set of men, who imposed upon and deceived the people; these with their divinations and soothsayings could not save the land, nor themselves, from the devouring sword; nay, their sorceries and divinations were the cause of the ruin of it; see Isaiah 47:9;

and they shall dote; or, that they may "become foolish" (o); be infatuated, and act a mad part, and be at their wits' end; not knowing what course to take for their own safety, and much less be able to give direction and advice to others:

a sword is upon her mighty men, and they shall be dismayed; the soldiers and their officers, the most valiant and courageous of them; these would be in the utmost fright and consternation at the approach of the enemy; especially when they perceived the city taken, and the carnage made of the king and his nobles.

(m) "vectes"; so some in Gataker. (n) "Divinos", V. L. Vatablus, Tigurine version, Calvin, Pagninus; so R. Sol. Urbin. Ohel Moed, fol. 84. (o) "stultescant", Schmidt; "ut stulte agant", Piscator; "et insanient", Pagninus, Montanus. 36. liars—Those whom he before termed "wise men," he here calls "liars" (impostors), namely, the astrologers (compare Isa 44:25; Ro 1:21-25; 1Co 1:20).50:33-46 It is Israel's comfort in distress, that, though they are weak, their Redeemer is strong. This may be applied to believers, who complain of the dominion of sin and corruption, and of their own weakness and manifold infirmities. Their Redeemer is able to keep what they commit to him; and sin shall not have dominion over them. He will give them that rest which remains for the people of God. Also here is Babylon's sin, and their punishment. The sins are, idolatry and persecution. He that will not save his people in their sins, never will countenance the wickedness of his open enemies. The judgments of God for these sins will lay them waste. In the judgments denounced against prosperous Babylon, and the mercies promised to afflicted Israel, we learn to choose to suffer affliction with the people of God, rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.
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