Jeremiah 48:14
New International Version
"How can you say, 'We are warriors, men valiant in battle'?

New Living Translation
"You used to boast, 'We are heroes, mighty men of war.'

English Standard Version
“How do you say, ‘We are heroes and mighty men of war’?

Berean Study Bible
How can you say, ‘We are warriors, mighty men ready for battle’?

New American Standard Bible
"How can you say, 'We are mighty warriors, And men valiant for battle '?

King James Bible
How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war?

Christian Standard Bible
How can you say, "We are warriors--valiant men for battle"?

Contemporary English Version
You claim that your soldiers are strong and brave.

Good News Translation
"Men of Moab, why do you claim to be heroes, brave soldiers tested in war?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How can you say, "We are warriors-- mighty men ready for battle"?

International Standard Version
"How can you say, 'We're strong warriors, and soldiers ready for battle'?

NET Bible
How can you men of Moab say, 'We are heroes, men who are mighty in battle?'

New Heart English Bible
How can you say, "We are mighty men, and valiant men for the war?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"How can you say, 'We are soldiers and warriors'?

JPS Tanakh 1917
How say ye: 'We are mighty men, And valiant men for the war'?

New American Standard 1977
“How can you say, ‘We are mighty warriors, And men valiant for battle’?

Jubilee Bible 2000
How do ye say, We are mighty and strong men for the war?

King James 2000 Bible
How say you, We are mighty and strong men for the war?

American King James Version
How say you, We are mighty and strong men for the war?

American Standard Version
How say ye, We are mighty men, and valiant men for the war?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How will ye say, We are strong, and men strong for war?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How do you say: We are valiant, and stout men in battle?

Darby Bible Translation
How do ye say, We are mighty, and men of valour for the war?

English Revised Version
How say ye, We are mighty men, and valiant men for the war?

Webster's Bible Translation
How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war?

World English Bible
How do you say, We are mighty men, and valiant men for the war?

Young's Literal Translation
How do ye say, We are mighty, And men of strength for battle?
Study Bible
The Judgment on Moab
13Then Moab will be ashamed of Chemosh, just as the house of Israel was ashamed when they trusted in Bethel. 14How can you say, ‘We are warriors, mighty men ready for battle’? 15Moab has been destroyed and its towns invaded; the best of its young men have gone down in the slaughter, declares the King whose name is the LORD of Hosts.…
Cross References
Psalm 33:16
No king is saved by his vast army; no warrior is delivered by his great strength.

Isaiah 10:13
For he says: "By the strength of my hand I have done this, and by my wisdom, for I am clever. I have removed the boundaries of nations and plundered their treasures; like a mighty one I subdued their rulers.

Treasury of Scripture

How say you, We are mighty and strong men for the war?

How

Jeremiah 8:8
How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain.

Psalm 11:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In the LORD put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

Isaiah 36:4,5
And Rabshakeh said unto them, Say ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest? …

We

Jeremiah 9:23
Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:

Jeremiah 49:16
Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

Psalm 33:16
There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.







Lexicon
How
אֵ֚יךְ (’êḵ)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 349: How?, how!, where

can you say,
תֹּֽאמְר֔וּ (tō·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘We
אֲנָ֑חְנוּ (’ă·nā·ḥə·nū)
Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 587: We

are warriors,
גִּבּוֹרִ֖ים (gib·bō·w·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

mighty men
חַ֖יִל (ḥa·yil)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2428: A force, an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength

ready for battle’?
לַמִּלְחָמָֽה׃ (lam·mil·ḥā·māh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war
(14-17) How say ye . . .--In the boast that follows we trace the characteristic pride of Moab. The prophet points to the fact that the pride is brought low. She, too, is subject, like other nations, to invasion and defeat. He summons her people to wail for her overthrow. The "staff" is the sceptre of the ruler, as in Psalm 110:2. The "rod" is the stick with which a man walks (Genesis 32:10; Exodus 12:11), but which may also be used as a weapon. The epithet "beautiful" perhaps points to the splendour of a royal staff or wand of ivory and gold.

Verse 14. - We are mighty; rather, we are heroes. The Hebrew is gibborim, the name of David's select warriors (2 Samuel 23:8). The exclamation is designed to represent vividly to the mind the sinful vain glory specially characteristic of Moab. 48:14-47. The destruction of Moab is further prophesied, to awaken them by national repentance and reformation to prevent the trouble, or by a personal repentance and reformation to prepare for it. In reading this long roll of threatenings, and mediating on the terror, it will be of more use to us to keep in view the power of God's anger and the terror of his judgments, and to have our hearts possessed with a holy awe of God and of his wrath, than to search into all the figures and expressions here used. Yet it is not perpetual destruction. The chapter ends with a promise of their return out of captivity in the latter days. Even with Moabites God will not contend for ever, nor be always wroth. The Jews refer it to the days of the Messiah; then the captives of the Gentiles, under the yoke of sin and Satan, shall be brought back by Divine grace, which shall make them free indeed.
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