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New International Version
“Prepare your shields, both large and small, and march out for battle!
New Living Translation
“Prepare your shields, and advance into battle!
English Standard Version
“Prepare buckler and shield, and advance for battle!
Berean Standard Bible
“Deploy your shields, small and large; advance for battle!
King James Bible
Order ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.
New King James Version
“Order the buckler and shield, And draw near to battle!
New American Standard Bible
“Set up the buckler and shield, And advance to the battle!
“Line up the shield and buckler, And draw near for the battle!
“Line up the shield and buckler, And draw near for the battle!
“Line up the buckler (small shield) and [large] shield, And advance for battle!
Christian Standard Bible
Deploy small shields and large; approach for battle!
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Deploy small shields and large; draw near for battle!
American Standard Version
Prepare ye the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Thus says LORD JEHOVAH of Hosts, God of Israel: take a supply of arms and a shield and approach the battle
Brenton Septuagint Translation
Take up arms and spears, and draw nigh to battle;
Contemporary English Version
It's time to go into battle! So grab your shields,
Prepare ye the shield and buckler, and go forth to battle.
Good News Translation
"The Egyptian officers shout, 'Get your shields ready and march into battle!
International Standard Version
"Prepare buckler and shield, and advance into the battle!
JPS Tanakh 1917
Make ready buckler and shield, And draw near to battle.
Literal Standard Version
“Set shield and buckler in array, And draw near to battle.
New American Bible
Prepare buckler and shield! move forward to battle!
"Fall into ranks with your shields ready! Prepare to march into battle!
New Revised Standard Version
Prepare buckler and shield, and advance for battle!
New Heart English Bible
"Prepare the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.
World English Bible
Prepare the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle!
Young's Literal Translation
'Set ye in array shield and buckler, And draw nigh to battle.
Additional Translations ...
ContextThe Judgment on Egypt
…2concerning Egypt and the army of Pharaoh Neco king of Egypt, which was defeated at Carchemish on the Euphrates River by Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah: 3“Deploy your shields, small and large; advance for battle! 4Harness the horses; mount the steeds; take your positions with helmets on! Polish your spears; put on armor!…
They prepare a table, they lay out a carpet, they eat, they drink! Rise up, O princes, oil the shields!
Sharpen the arrows! Fill the quivers! The LORD has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because His plan is aimed at Babylon to destroy her, for it is the vengeance of the LORD--vengeance for His temple.
Proclaim this among the nations: "Prepare for war; rouse the mighty men; let all the men of war advance and attack!
One who scatters advances against you, O Nineveh. Guard the fortress! Watch the road! Brace yourselves! Summon all your strength!
Draw your water for the siege; strengthen your fortresses. Work the clay and tread the mortar; repair the brick kiln!
Treasury of Scripture
Order you the buckler and shield, and draw near to battle.
Jeremiah 51:11,12 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple…
Isaiah 8:9,10 Associate yourselves, O ye people, and ye shall be broken in pieces; and give ear, all ye of far countries: gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces; gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces…
Isaiah 21:5 Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.
Order ye the buckler and shield . . .--The poem opens with a summons to the hosts of Nebuchadnezzar to prepare for their victory. First the foot-soldiers are called, then the horse, lastly the light-armed troops.
Put on the brigandines.--The history of the word is not without interest. Light-armed skirmishers were known in Italian as "brigands" (briganti--literally, "quarrellers"); the light coat of mail worn by them was accordingly known as a "brigandine." When the Italian word became synonymous with robbers by land or sea, the ship used by them was called a brigantino, and from this is derived our English "brig" (W. A. Wright: Bible Word Book). The word "brigandine" is accordingly used by writers of the sixteenth century in both senses: by Spenser, for a ship--
"Like as a warlike brigandine applied
and by Milton--
"Then put on all thy gorgeous arms, thy helmet
And brigandine or brass"
(Sams. Agonist., 1120)--in the same sense as here and in Jeremiah 51:3.Verse 3. - Order ye, etc. The leaders of the Egyptians are heard summoning their men to make ready their armour, and set themselves in array (comp. ver. 9). The buckler (Hebrew, magen) is the small shield; the shield (Hebrew, cinnah) is the large one (scutum), which covered the whole body (comp. 2 Chronicles 9:15, 16).
Parallel Commentaries ...
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 6186: To set in a, row, arrange, put in order
your shields, small
Noun - common singular
Strong's 4043: A shield, a protector, the scaly hide of the crocodile
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6793: A hook, a, shield, cold
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 5066: To draw near, approach
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war
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