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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
I know his wrath, saith the LORD, but it shall have no effect; his lies shall not be to his advantage.

King James 2000 Bible
I know his wrath, says the LORD; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it.

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

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

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

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.

Darby Bible Translation
I know his wrath, saith Jehovah; his pratings are vain: they do not as [they say].

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

Webster's Bible Translation
I know his wrath, saith the LORD; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it.

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.
Study Bible
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 fury, 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 pride, 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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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