Jeremiah 48:40
New International Version
This is what the LORD says: "Look! An eagle is swooping down, spreading its wings over Moab.

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD says: “Look! The enemy swoops down like an eagle, spreading his wings over Moab.

English Standard Version
For thus says the LORD: “Behold, one shall fly swiftly like an eagle and spread his wings against Moab;

Berean Study Bible
For this is what the LORD says: “Behold, an eagle swoops down and spreads his wings against Moab.

King James Bible
For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab.

New King James Version
For thus says the LORD: “Behold, one shall fly like an eagle, And spread his wings over Moab.

New American Standard Bible
For this is what the LORD says: “Behold, one will fly swiftly like an eagle And spread out his wings against Moab.

NASB 1995
For thus says the LORD: "Behold, one will fly swiftly like an eagle And spread out his wings against Moab.

NASB 1977
For thus says the LORD, “Behold, one will fly swiftly like an eagle, And spread out his wings against Moab.

Amplified Bible
For thus says the LORD: “Behold, one (Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon) will fly swiftly like an eagle And spread out his wings against Moab.

Christian Standard Bible
For this is what the LORD says: Look! He will swoop down like an eagle and spread his wings against Moab.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this is what the LORD says: He will swoop down like an eagle and spread his wings against Moab.

American Standard Version
For thus saith Jehovah: Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread out his wings against Moab.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Thus says LORD JEHOVAH: “Behold, as an eagle he shall ascend and he shall soar and he shall spread his wings over Moab

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thus said the Lord;

Contemporary English Version
Moab, an enemy swoops down like an eagle spreading its wings over your land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord: Behold he shall fly as an eagle, and shall stretch forth his wings to Moab.

English Revised Version
For thus saith the LORD: Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread out his wings against Moab.

Good News Translation
The LORD has promised that a nation will swoop down on Moab like an eagle with its outspread wings,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This is what the LORD says: The enemy will swoop down like eagles and spread their wings over Moab.

International Standard Version
For this is what the LORD says: "Look, like an eagle one will fly swiftly and spread his wings against Moab.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thus saith the LORD: Behold, he shall swoop as a vulture, And shall spread out his wings against Moab.

Literal Standard Version
For thus said YHWH: “Behold, he flees as an eagle, "" And has spread his wings to Moab.

NET Bible
For the LORD says, "Look! Like an eagle with outspread wings a nation will swoop down on Moab.

New Heart English Bible
For thus says the LORD: 'Look, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread out his wings against Moab.

World English Bible
For thus says Yahweh: Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread out his wings against Moab.

Young's Literal Translation
For thus said Jehovah: Lo, as an eagle he doth flee, And hath spread his wings unto Moab.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Judgment on Moab
39“How shattered it is! How they wail! How Moab has turned his back in shame! Moab has become an object of ridicule and horror to all those around him.” 40For this is what the LORD says: “Behold, an eagle swoops down and spreads his wings against Moab. 41Kirioth has been taken, and the strongholds seized. In that day the heart of Moab’s warriors will be like the heart of a woman in labor.…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:49
The LORD will bring a nation from afar, from the ends of the earth, to swoop down upon you like an eagle--a nation whose language you will not understand,

Proverbs 30:19
the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship at sea, and the way of a man with a maiden.

Isaiah 8:8
It will pour into Judah, swirling and sweeping over it, reaching up to the neck; its spreading streams will cover your entire land, O Immanuel!

Isaiah 11:14
They will swoop down on the slopes of the Philistines to the west; together they will plunder the sons of the east. They will lay their hands on Edom and Moab, and the Ammonites will be subject to them.

Jeremiah 49:22
Look! An eagle will soar and swoop down, spreading its wings over Bozrah. In that day the hearts of Edom's mighty men will be like the heart of a woman in labor.

Ezekiel 17:3
and tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'A great eagle with great wings and long pinions, full of feathers of many colors, came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.

Hosea 8:1
Put the ram's horn to your lips! An eagle looms over the house of the LORD, because the people have transgressed My covenant and rebelled against My law.

Habakkuk 1:8
Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves of the night. Their horsemen charge ahead, and their cavalry comes from afar. They fly like a vulture, swooping down to devour.


Treasury of Scripture

For thus said the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab.

he shall

Jeremiah 4:13
Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.

Deuteronomy 28:49
The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;

Lamentations 4:19
Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness.

spread

Jeremiah 49:22
Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.

Isaiah 8:8
And he shall pass through Judah; he shall overflow and go over, he shall reach even to the neck; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of thy land, O Immanuel.









(40) He shall fly as an eagle . . .--The image, as in Deuteronomy 28:49; Isaiah 46:11; Ezekiel 17:3, was the natural symbol of a fierce invader, probably, in this case, of Nebuchadnezzar. Here it receives a fresh vividness from the previous comparison of Moab to the dove that had its nest in the clefts of the rock. The verse is reproduced in Jeremiah 49:22, in reference to Edom.

Verses 40, 41. - The Septuagint has a shorter form (see introduction to chapter). Verse 40. - He shall fly as an eagle; rather, he shall swoop (same word and figure in Deuteronomy 28:49). The subject is not named, but (as in ch. 46:18) is Nebuchadnezzar.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

this is what
כֹה֙ (ḵōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

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

says:
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Behold,
הִנֵּ֥ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

an eagle
כַנֶּ֖שֶׁר (ḵan·ne·šer)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5404: The eagle

swoops down
יִדְאֶ֑ה (yiḏ·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1675: To fly swiftly, dart through the air

and spreads
וּפָרַ֥שׂ (ū·p̄ā·raś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6566: To break apart, disperse

his wings
כְּנָפָ֖יו (kə·nā·p̄āw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3671: An edge, extremity, a wing, a flap, a quarter, a pinnacle

against
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Moab.
מוֹאָֽב׃ (mō·w·’āḇ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 4124: Moab -- a son of Lot,also his descendants and the territory where they settled


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