Jeremiah 48:17
New International Version
Mourn for her, all who live around her, all who know her fame; say, 'How broken is the mighty scepter, how broken the glorious staff!'

New Living Translation
You friends of Moab, weep for him and cry! See how the strong scepter is broken, how the beautiful staff is shattered!

English Standard Version
Grieve for him, all you who are around him, and all who know his name; say, ‘How the mighty scepter is broken, the glorious staff.’

Berean Study Bible
Mourn for him, all you who surround him, everyone who knows his name; tell how the mighty scepter is shattered—the glorious staff!

King James Bible
All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!

New King James Version
Bemoan him, all you who are around him; And all you who know his name, Say, ‘How the strong staff is broken, The beautiful rod!’

New American Standard Bible
“Mourn for him, all you who live around him, And all of you who know his name; Say, ‘How the mighty scepter has been broken, A staff of splendor!’

NASB 1995
"Mourn for him, all you who live around him, Even all of you who know his name; Say, 'How has the mighty scepter been broken, A staff of splendor!'

NASB 1977
“Mourn for him, all you who live around him, Even all of you who know his name; Say, ‘How has the mighty scepter been broken, A staff of splendor!’

Amplified Bible
“Show sympathy for him, all you [nations] who are around him, And all you [distant nations] who know his name; Say, ‘How has the mighty scepter [of national power] been broken, And the splendid staff [of glory]!’

Christian Standard Bible
Mourn for him, all you surrounding nations, everyone who knows his name. Say, “How the mighty scepter is shattered, the glorious staff! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Mourn for him, all you surrounding nations, everyone who knows his name. Say: How the mighty scepter is shattered, the glorious staff!

American Standard Version
All ye that are round about him, bemoan him, and all ye that know his name; say, How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
They were alarmed and all who are around him shook, and all who know his name said, “How was the strong staff broken and the rod of glory!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Shake the head at him, all ye that are round about him; all of you utter his name; say ye, How is the glorious staff broken to pieces, the rod of magnificence!

Contemporary English Version
I will order the nearby nations to mourn for you and say, "Isn't it sad? Moab ruled others, but now its glorious power has been shattered."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Comfort him, all you that are round about him, and all you that know his name, say: How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod?

English Revised Version
All ye that are round about him, bemoan him, and all ye that know his name; say, How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod!

Good News Translation
"Mourn for that nation, you that live nearby, all of you that know its fame. Say, 'Its powerful rule has been broken; its glory and might are no more.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Mourn over it, all of its neighbors and everyone who knows its fame. Say, 'Look at the strong staff, the beautiful rod, that is broken!'

International Standard Version
Mourn for him, all who live around him, and all who know his name. Say, 'Oh how the mighty rod is broken, the glorious staff.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Bemoan him, all ye that are round about him, And all ye that know his name; Say: 'How is the strong staff broken, The beautiful rod!'

Literal Standard Version
Bemoan for him, all you around him, "" And all knowing his name, say, "" How it has been broken, the staff of strength, "" The rod of beauty!

NET Bible
Mourn for that nation, all you nations living around it, all of you nations that know of its fame. Mourn and say, 'Alas, its powerful influence has been broken! Its glory and power have been done away!'

New Heart English Bible
All you who are around him, bemoan him, and all you who know his name; say, "How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod."

World English Bible
All you who are around him, bemoan him, and all you who know his name; say, How is the strong staff broken, the beautiful rod!

Young's Literal Translation
Bemoan for him, all ye round about him, And all knowing his name, say ye: How hath it been broken, the staff of strength, The rod of beauty.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Judgment on Moab
16Moab’s calamity is at hand, and his affliction is rushing swiftly. 17Mourn for him, all you who surround him, everyone who knows his name; tell how the mighty scepter is shattered— the glorious staff! 18Come down from your glory; sit on parched ground, O daughter dwelling in Dibon, for the destroyer of Moab has come against you; he has destroyed your fortresses.…

Cross References
Psalm 110:2
The LORD extends Your mighty scepter from Zion: "Rule in the midst of Your enemies."

Isaiah 9:4
For as in the day of Midian You have shattered the yoke of their burden, the bar across their shoulders, and the rod of their oppressor.

Isaiah 14:5
The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers.


Treasury of Scripture

All you that are about him, bemoan him; and all you that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod!

bemoan

Jeremiah 48:31-33
Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres…

Jeremiah 9:17-20
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come: …

Revelation 18:14-20
And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all…

How

Jeremiah 48:39
They shall howl, saying, How is it broken down! how hath Moab turned the back with shame! so shall Moab be a derision and a dismaying to all them about him.

Isaiah 9:4
For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Midian.

Isaiah 10:5
O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation.









Verses 17-25. - How lamentable that such a glorious sceptre should be broken! But there is no remedy. Even Dibon, that highly honoured town, is disgraced. There is no hiding the sad fate of the Moabites; the crowds of fugitives sufficiently proclaim it. Judgment has been passed upon all the cities of Moab, a long roll of whose names is recited. Verse 17. - All ye that are about him; i.e. the neighbouring nations (setup. on Jeremiah 46:14). The invitation to condolence is not ironical, but in the deepest spirit of human sympathy, as in the parallel prophecy in Isaiah (see on Isaiah 15:5). The strong staff; i.e. the sceptre as an image of royal authority (comp. Ezekiel 19:11-14). Rod; as in Psalm 110:2.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Mourn for him,
נֻ֤דוּ (nu·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 5110: To nod, waver, to wander, flee, disappear, to console, deplore, taunt

all you
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who surround him,
סְבִיבָ֔יו (sə·ḇî·ḇāw)
Adverb | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5439: A circle, neighbour, environs, around

everyone
וְכֹ֖ל (wə·ḵōl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who knows
יֹדְעֵ֣י (yō·ḏə·‘ê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 3045: To know

his name;
שְׁמ֑וֹ (šə·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8034: A name

tell
אִמְר֗וּ (’im·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

how
אֵיכָ֤ה (’ê·ḵāh)
Interjection
Strong's 349: How?, how!, where

the mighty
עֹ֔ז (‘ōz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5797: Strength, might

scepter
מַטֵּה־ (maṭ·ṭêh-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4294: A staff, rod, shaft, branch, a tribe

is shattered—
נִשְׁבַּר֙ (niš·bar)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 7665: To break, break in pieces

the glorious
תִּפְאָרָֽה׃ (tip̄·’ā·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8597: Beauty, glory

staff!
מַקֵּ֖ל (maq·qêl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4731: A shoot, stick


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