2 Kings 21:13
New International Version
I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line used against the house of Ahab. I will wipe out Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

New Living Translation
I will judge Jerusalem by the same standard I used for Samaria and the same measure I used for the family of Ahab. I will wipe away the people of Jerusalem as one wipes a dish and turns it upside down.

English Standard Version
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line of Samaria, and the plumb line of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

Berean Study Bible
I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line used against the house of Ahab, and I will wipe out Jerusalem as one wipes out a bowl—wiping it and turning it upside down.

New American Standard Bible
'I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

King James Bible
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.

Christian Standard Bible
I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line used on Samaria and the mason's level used on the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem clean as one wipes a bowl--wiping it and turning it upside down.

Contemporary English Version
Jerusalem is as sinful as Ahab and the people of Samaria were. So I will wipe out Jerusalem and be done with it, just as someone wipes water off a plate and turns it over to dry.

Good News Translation
I will punish Jerusalem as I did Samaria, as I did King Ahab of Israel and his descendants. I will wipe Jerusalem clean of its people, as clean as a plate that has been wiped and turned upside down.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will stretch over Jerusalem the measuring line used on Samaria and the mason's level used on the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem clean as one wipes a bowl--wiping it and turning it upside down.

International Standard Version
I'll stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line that is Samaria and the plumb line that is Ahab's dynasty. Then I'll wipe Jerusalem like one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down!

NET Bible
I will destroy Jerusalem the same way I did Samaria and the dynasty of Ahab. I will wipe Jerusalem clean, just as one wipes a plate on both sides.

New Heart English Bible
I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab; and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will measure Jerusalem with the measuring line used for Samaria and the plumb line used for Ahab's dynasty. I will wipe out Jerusalem in the same way that a dish is wiped out and turned upside down.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab; and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

New American Standard 1977
‘And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab; and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

King James 2000 Bible
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipes a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.

American King James Version
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipes a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.

American Standard Version
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab; and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the weight of the house of Achab: and I will efface Jerusalem, as tables are wont to be effaced, and I will erase and turn it, and draw the pencil often over the face thereof.

Darby Bible Translation
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab, and I will wipe Jerusalem as one wipeth a pan, wiping it and turning it upside down.

English Revised Version
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.

World English Bible
I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab; and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.

Young's Literal Translation
And I have stretched out over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab, and wiped Jerusalem as one wipeth the dish -- he hath wiped, and hath turned it on its face.
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Manasseh's Idolatries Rebuked
12this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Behold, I am bringing such calamity upon Jerusalem and Judah that the news will reverberate in the ears of all who hear it. 13I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line used against the house of Ahab, and I will wipe out Jerusalem as one wipes out a bowl— wiping it and turning it upside down. 14So I will forsake the remnant of My inheritance and deliver them into the hand of their enemies. And they will become plunder and spoil to all their enemies,…
Cross References
2 Kings 21:14
So I will forsake the remnant of My inheritance and deliver them into the hand of their enemies. And they will become plunder and spoil to all their enemies,

2 Kings 23:27
For the LORD had said, "I will also remove Judah from My sight, just as I have removed Israel. I will reject this city Jerusalem, which I have chosen, and the temple of which I said, 'My Name shall be there.'"

Isaiah 28:17
I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the level." Hail will sweep away your refuge of lies, and water will flood your hiding place.

Isaiah 34:11
The desert owl and screech owl will possess it, and the great owl and raven will dwell in it. The LORD will stretch out over Edom a measuring line of chaos and a plumb line of destruction.

Lamentations 2:8
The LORD determined to destroy the wall of the Daughter of Zion. He stretched out a measuring line and did not withdraw His hand from destroying. He made the ramparts and walls lament; together they waste away.

Ezekiel 7:5
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'Disaster! An unprecedented disaster--behold, it is coming!

Ezekiel 23:31
Because you have followed the path of your sister, I will put her cup into your hand.'

Amos 7:7
This is what He showed me: Behold, the Lord was standing by a wall true to plumb, with a plumb line in His hand.

Amos 7:8
"Amos, what do you see?" asked the LORD. "A plumb line," I replied. "Behold," said the Lord, "I am setting a plumb line among My people Israel; I will no longer spare them:

Treasury of Scripture

And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipes a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.

I will stretch. This metaphor is taken from the custom of using a line in measuring land, and in dividing portions of it among several persons. Samaria was taken, pillaged, and ruined, and its inhabitants carried into captivity: Jerusalem shall have the same measure.

2 Kings 17:6 In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and …

Isaiah 10:22 For though your people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant …

Isaiah 28:17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: …

Isaiah 34:11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess it; the owl also …

Lamentations 2:8 The LORD has purposed to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: …

Ezekiel 23:31-34 You have walked in the way of your sister; therefore will I give …

Amos 7:7,8 Thus he showed me: and, behold, the LORD stood on a wall made by …

Zechariah 1:16 Therefore thus said the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: …

the plummet.

2 Kings 10:11 So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and …

1 Kings 21:21-24 Behold, I will bring evil on you, and will take away your posterity, …

I will wipe. I will empty Jerusalem of all its wealth and inhabitants, as truly as a dish turned up and wiped is emptied of its contents.

1 Kings 14:10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil on the house of Jeroboam, and …

Isaiah 14:23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: …

Jeremiah 25:9 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, said …

Ezekiel 24:10,11 Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it well, …

Revelation 18:21-23 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast …

wiping it, and turning it upside down. Heb. he wipeth and turneth it upon the face thereof.







Lexicon
I will stretch out
וְנָטִ֣יתִי (wə·nā·ṭî·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5186: To stretch out, spread out, extend, incline, bend

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

Jerusalem
יְרוּשָׁלִַ֗ם (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

the measuring line
קָ֣ו (qāw)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6957: A cord, for, measuring, a rule, a rim, a musical string, accord

used against Samaria
שֹֽׁמְר֔וֹן (šō·mə·rō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8111: Samaria -- capital of northern kingdom of Israel

and the plumb line
מִשְׁקֹ֖לֶת (miš·qō·leṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4949: A leveling instrument, a level

used against the house
בֵּ֣ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

of Ahab,
אַחְאָ֑ב (’aḥ·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 256: Ahab -- 'father's brother', a king of Israel, also a false prophet

and I will wipe out
וּמָחִ֨יתִי (ū·mā·ḥî·ṯî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4229: To stroke, rub, to erase, to smooth, grease, make fat, to touch, reach to

Jerusalem
יְרוּשָׁלִַ֜ם (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

as
כַּֽאֲשֶׁר־ (ka·’ă·šer-)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

one wipes out
יִמְחֶ֤ה (yim·ḥeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4229: To stroke, rub, to erase, to smooth, grease, make fat, to touch, reach to

a bowl—
הַצַּלַּ֙חַת֙ (haṣ·ṣal·la·ḥaṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6747: Something advanced, deep, a bowl, the bosom

wiping [it]
מָחָ֔ה (mā·ḥāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4229: To stroke, rub, to erase, to smooth, grease, make fat, to touch, reach to

and turning [it]
וְהָפַ֖ךְ (wə·hā·p̄aḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2015: To turn about, over, to change, overturn, return, pervert

upside down.
פָּנֶֽיהָ׃ (pā·ne·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(13) And I will stretch over Jerusalem . . .--Comp. Amos 7:7-9; Isaiah 34:11; Lamentations 2:8. The sense is, I will deal with Jerusalem by the same rigorous rule of judgment as I have dealt already with Samaria. The figure of the measuring line and plummet suggests the idea that Jerusalem should be levelled and "laid even with the ground."

As a man wipeth a (the) dish . . .--The wiping of the dish represents the destruction of the people, the turning it upside down, the overthrow of the city itself. Or perhaps, as Thenius says, the two acts together represent the single notion of making an end.

Wiping it and turning it . . .--This implies a different pointing of the text (infinitives instead of perfects, which is probably right).

Verse 13. - And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria; i.e. "I will do to Jerusalem as I have done to Samaria; I will execute upon it a similar judgment." God applies his measuring-line, a perfectly uniform standard, to all nations, as to all individuals, and metes out to them an equal measure of justice. Jerusalem will be presently treated as Samaria has been recently treated; and a similar destruction will overtake it. The metaphor is not to be pressed, as if cities were destroyed with as much care as they are built, by constant use of the measuring-line and the plummet. And the plummet of the house of Ahab. The justice meted out to the house of Ahab shall be meted out also to the house of David. The ways of God are equal (Ezekiel 18:25), and he is no" respecter of persons." He has one law for all; and, as the house of David has sinned in the same way, and to the same extent, as the house of Ahab had sinned, one and the same punishment will fall upon both of them. And I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down. Jerusalem will be emptied, as a man empties his dish of the refuse scraps remaining on it, and will be then put away, as done with. The metaphor expresses contempt as well as condemnation. 21:10-18 Here is the doom of Judah and Jerusalem. The words used represent the city emptied and utterly desolate, yet not destroyed thereby, but cleansed, and to be kept for the future dwelling of the Jews: forsaken, yet not finally, and only as to outward privileges, for individual believers were preserved in that visitation. The Lord will cast off any professing people who dishonour him by their crimes, but never will desert his cause on earth. In the book of Chronicles we read of Manasseh's repentance, and acceptance with God; thus we may learn not to despair of the recovery of the greatest sinners. But let none dare to persist in sin, presuming that they may repent and reform when they please. There are a few instances of the conversion of notorious sinners, that none may despair; and but few, that none may presume.
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