Jeremiah 48:10
New International Version
“A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the LORD’s work! A curse on anyone who keeps their sword from bloodshed!

New Living Translation
Cursed are those who refuse to do the LORD’s work, who hold back their swords from shedding blood!

English Standard Version
“Cursed is he who does the work of the LORD with slackness, and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from bloodshed.

Berean Study Bible
Cursed is the one who is remiss in doing the work of the LORD, and cursed is he who withholds his sword from bloodshed.

King James Bible
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

New King James Version
Cursed is he who does the work of the LORD deceitfully, And cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood.

New American Standard Bible
“Cursed is the one who does the LORD’S work negligently, And cursed is the one who restrains his sword from blood.

NASB 1995
“Cursed be the one who does the LORD’S work negligently, And cursed be the one who restrains his sword from blood.

NASB 1977
“Cursed be the one who does the LORD’s work negligently, And cursed be the one who restrains his sword from blood.

Amplified Bible
“Cursed is the one who does the work of the LORD negligently, And cursed is the one who restrains his sword from blood [in executing the judgment of the LORD].

Christian Standard Bible
The one who does the LORD’s business deceitfully is cursed, and the one who withholds his sword from bloodshed is cursed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who does the LORD’s business deceitfully is cursed, and the one who withholds his sword from bloodshed is cursed.

American Standard Version
Cursed be he that doeth the work of Jehovah negligently; and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Cursed is he whoever will do the work of LORD JEHOVAH by deceit, and cursed is he whoever cheats his sword of blood!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Cursed is the man that does the works of the Lord carelessly, keeping back his sword from blood.

Contemporary English Version
I want you to kill the Moabites, and if you let them escape, I will put a curse on you."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cursed be he that doth the work of the Lord deceitfully: and cursed be he that withholdeth his sword from blood.

English Revised Version
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD negligently, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

Good News Translation
Curse those who do not do the LORD's work with all their heart! Curse those who do not slash and kill!)

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Cursed are those who neglect doing the LORD's work. Cursed are those who keep their swords from killing.

International Standard Version
Cursed is the one who is slack in doing the LORD's work. Cursed is the one who holds back his sword from shedding blood.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD with a slack hand, And cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

Literal Standard Version
Cursed [is] he who is doing the work of YHWH slothfully, And cursed [is] he Who is withholding his sword from blood.

NET Bible
A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the LORD's work! A curse on anyone who keeps from carrying out his destruction!

New Heart English Bible
Cursed is he who does the work of the LORD negligently; and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood.

World English Bible
Cursed is he who does the work of Yahweh negligently; and cursed is he who keeps back his sword from blood.

Young's Literal Translation
Cursed is he who is doing the work of Jehovah slothfully, And cursed is he Who is withholding his sword from blood.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Judgment on Moab
9Put salt on Moab, for she will be laid waste; her cities will become desolate, with no one to dwell in them. 10Cursed is the one who is remiss in doing the work of the LORD, and cursed is he who withholds his sword from bloodshed. 11Moab has been at ease from youth, settled like wine on its dregs; he has not been poured from vessel to vessel or gone into exile. So his flavor has remained the same, and his aroma is unchanged.…

Cross References
1 Kings 20:39
As the king passed by, he cried out to the king: "Your servant had marched out into the middle of the battle, when suddenly a man came over with a captive and told me, 'Guard this man! If he goes missing for any reason, your life will be exchanged for his life, or you will weigh out a talent of silver.'

1 Kings 20:40
But while your servant was busy here and there, the man disappeared." And the king of Israel said to him, "So shall your judgment be; you have pronounced it on yourself."

2 Kings 13:19
But the man of God was angry with him and said, "You should have struck the ground five or six times. Then you would have struck down Aram until you had put an end to it. But now you will strike down Aram only three times."

Jeremiah 11:3
You must tell them that this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Cursed is the man who does not obey the words of this covenant,

Jeremiah 47:6
Alas, O sword of the LORD, how long until you rest? Return to your sheath; cease and be still!'

Jeremiah 47:7
How can it rest when the LORD has commanded it? He has appointed it against Ashkelon and the shore of its coastland."

Jeremiah 50:27
Kill all her young bulls; let them go down to the slaughter. Woe to them, for their day has come--the time of their punishment.


Treasury of Scripture

Cursed be he that does the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keeps back his sword from blood.

Cursed

Jeremiah 50:25
The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans.

Numbers 31:14-18
And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle…

Judges 5:23
Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the LORD, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the LORD, to the help of the LORD against the mighty.

deceitfully.









(10) Cursed be he . . .--To the prophet the destruction of the tyrannous haughtiness was a righteous retribution in which he saw the work of Jehovah, and he could not wish that it should be done otherwise than effectually. The thought rests on the belief in the Divine government that works through war as well as through pestilence and famine (Jeremiah 25:31; Jeremiah 46:10). (Comp. like utterances in Judges 5:23; 1Samuel 15:3; 1Samuel 15:18; 1Kings 20:42.) Even Christian nations fighting against slave-traders or pirates might legitimately echo the same prayer. It has been used, with less justification, in the religious wars of our own and other countries. . . . Verse 10. - Deceitfully; rather, slackly, negligently.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Cursed [be the one]
אָר֗וּר (’ā·rūr)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 779: To execrate

who is negligent
רְמִיָּ֑ה (rə·mî·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7423: Remissness, treachery

in doing
עֹשֶׂ֛ה (‘ō·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

the work
מְלֶ֥אכֶת (mə·le·ḵeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4399: Deputyship, ministry, employment, work, property

of the LORD,
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and cursed is
וְאָר֕וּר (wə·’ā·rūr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 779: To execrate

he who withholds
מֹנֵ֥עַ (mō·nê·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 4513: To debar, from benefit, injury

his sword
חַרְבּ֖וֹ (ḥar·bōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

from bloodshed.
מִדָּֽם׃ (mid·dām)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1818: Blood, of man, an animal, the juice of the grape, bloodshed


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