Jeremiah 48:30
New International Version
I know her insolence but it is futile,” declares the LORD, “and her boasts accomplish nothing.

New Living Translation
I know about his insolence,” says the LORD, “but his boasts are empty— as empty as his deeds.

English Standard Version
I know his insolence, declares the LORD; his boasts are false, his deeds are false.

Berean Study Bible
I know his insolence,” declares the LORD, “but it is futile. His boasting is as empty as his deeds.

King James Bible
I know his wrath, saith the LORD; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it.

New King James Version
“I know his wrath,” says the LORD, “But it is not right; His lies have made nothing right.

New American Standard Bible
“I know his fury,” declares the LORD, “But it is futile; His idle boasts have accomplished nothing.

NASB 1995
“I know his fury,” declares the LORD, “But it is futile; His idle boasts have accomplished nothing.

NASB 1977
“I know his fury,” declares the LORD, “But it is futile; His idle boasts have accomplished nothing.

Amplified Bible
“I know his [insolent] wrath,” says the LORD, “But it is futile; His idle boasts [in his deeds] have accomplished nothing.

Christian Standard Bible
I know his outburst. This is the LORD’s declaration. It is empty. His boast is empty.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I know his outburst. This is the LORD’s declaration. It is empty. His boast is empty.

American Standard Version
I know his wrath, saith Jehovah, that it is nought; his boastings have wrought nothing.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Their works have not been righteous and their soothsayers were not predicting about it in this way

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But I know his works: is it not enough for him? has he not done thus?

Contemporary English Version
But I also know bragging will never save you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I know, saith the Lord, his boasting, and that the strength thereof is not according to it, neither hath it endeavoured to do according as it was able.

English Revised Version
I know his wrath, saith the LORD, that it is nought; his boastings have wrought nothing.

Good News Translation
I, the LORD, know of their arrogance. Their boasts amount to nothing, and the things they do will not last.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I know how arrogant they are," declares the LORD, "but it isn't right. They brag and don't do what they say.

International Standard Version
I know his gall," declares the LORD, "and it's futile; the boasting that they do is futile.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I know his arrogancy, saith the LORD, That it is ill-founded; His boastings have wrought nothing well-founded.

Literal Standard Version
I have known, a declaration of YHWH, His wrath, and [it is] not right, His boastings—they have done nothing right.

NET Bible
I, the LORD, affirm that I know how arrogant they are. But their pride is ill-founded. Their boastings will prove to be false.

New Heart English Bible
I know his wrath,' says the LORD, 'that it is nothing; his boastings have worked nothing.

World English Bible
I know his wrath, says Yahweh, that it is nothing; his boastings have worked nothing.

Young's Literal Translation
I -- I have known, an affirmation of Jehovah, His wrath, and it is not right, His devices -- not right they have done.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Judgment on Moab
29We have heard of Moab’s pomposity, his exceeding pride and conceit, his proud arrogance and haughtiness of heart. 30I know his insolence,” declares the LORD, “but it is futile. His boasting is as empty as his deeds. 31Therefore I will wail for Moab; I will cry out for all of Moab; I will moan for the men of Kir-heres.…

Cross References
Isaiah 16:6
We have heard of Moab's pomposity, his exceeding pride and conceit, his overflowing arrogance. But his boasting is empty.

Isaiah 37:28
But I know your sitting down, your going out and coming in, and your raging against Me.


Treasury of Scripture

I know his wrath, said the LORD; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it.

know

Isaiah 16:6
We have heard of the pride of Moab; he is very proud: even of his haughtiness, and his pride, and his wrath: but his lies shall not be so.

Isaiah 37:28,29
But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me…

his lies shall not so effect it.

Jeremiah 50:36
A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.

Job 9:12,13
Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou? …

Psalm 33:10
The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.









(30) His lies shall not so effect it.--The Hebrew for "lies" has also, as in the margin, the meaning of "bars" or "staves" or "branches" as the symbol of defence (Hosea 11:6), but the version in the text is preferable. The emphasis of the original lies in the iteration. "Not so," the sentence of frustration, is written alike on the wrath which leads to passionate outrage, and on the lies in which it seeks to find safety.

Verse 30. - But it shall not be so, etc. This is a case in which the accentuation must most decidedly be deviated from; it implies a faulty view of the word rendered in the Authorized Version, "his lies." But the rendering of our version is neither in itself tenable nor is it that intended by the accentuation. The rendering suggested by the latter is "his praters" (i.e. soothsayers), as the word, no doubt, must be taken in Jeremiah 1:36; Isaiah 44:25. But it is much more natural to render thus: "And the untruth of his pratings [i.e. of his boastings]; the untruth that they have wrought." In his words and in his works (and a word is equal to a work before the Divine Judge) Mesh was essentially "untrue." Truth, in the Biblical sense, is to know and serve the true God.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I
אֲנִ֤י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

know
יָדַ֙עְתִּי֙ (yā·ḏa‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3045: To know

his fury,
עֶבְרָת֖וֹ (‘eḇ·rā·ṯōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5678: Overflow, arrogance, fury

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

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

but it is futile.
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

His boasting
בַּדָּ֖יו (bad·dāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 907: A brag, lie, a liar

is as empty
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

as
כֵ֥ן (ḵên)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3651: So -- thus

his deeds.
עָשֽׂוּ׃ (‘ā·śū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make


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