Jeremiah 49:13
New International Version
I swear by myself," declares the LORD, "that Bozrah will become a ruin and a curse, an object of horror and reproach; and all its towns will be in ruins forever."

New Living Translation
For I have sworn by my own name," says the LORD, "that Bozrah will become an object of horror and a heap of ruins; it will be mocked and cursed. All its towns and villages will be desolate forever."

English Standard Version
For I have sworn by myself, declares the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a horror, a taunt, a waste, and a curse, and all her cities shall be perpetual wastes.”

Berean Study Bible
For by Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, that Bozrah will become a desolation, a disgrace, a ruin, and a curse, and all her cities will be in ruins forever.”

New American Standard Bible
"For I have sworn by Myself," declares the LORD, "that Bozrah will become an object of horror, a reproach, a ruin and a curse; and all its cities will become perpetual ruins."

King James Bible
For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

Christian Standard Bible
For by myself I have sworn"--this is the LORD's declaration--"Bozrah will become a desolation, a disgrace, a ruin, and an example for cursing, and all its surrounding cities will become ruins forever."

Contemporary English Version
I, the LORD, swear in my own name that your city of Bozrah and all your towns will suffer a horrible fate. They will lie in ruins forever, and people will use the name "Bozrah" as a curse word.

Good News Translation
I myself have sworn that the city of Bozrah will become a horrifying sight and a desert; people will make fun of it and use its name as a curse. All the nearby villages will be in ruins forever. I, the LORD, have spoken."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For by Myself I have sworn"--this is the LORD's declaration--"Bozrah will become a desolation, a disgrace, a ruin, and a curse, and all her cities will become ruins forever."

International Standard Version
Indeed, I've sworn by myself," declares the LORD, "that Bozrah will become an object of horror and scorn, a waste, and an object of ridicule. All her towns will become perpetual ruins."

NET Bible
For I solemnly swear," says the LORD, "that Bozrah will become a pile of ruins. It will become an object of horror and ridicule, an example to be used in curses. All the towns around it will lie in ruins forever."

New Heart English Bible
For I have sworn by myself,' says the LORD, 'that Bozrah shall become an astonishment, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all its cities shall be perpetual wastes.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I take an oath on myself, declares the LORD, that Bozrah will become a pile of rubble. It will become something horrifying, ridiculed, ruined, and cursed. All its cities will lie in ruins permanently.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For I have sworn by Myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become an astonishment, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

New American Standard 1977
“For I have sworn by Myself,” declares the LORD, “that Bozrah will become an object of horror, a reproach, a ruin and a curse; and all its cities will become perpetual ruins.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For I have sworn by myself, said the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all its cities shall be perpetual wastes.

King James 2000 Bible
For I have sworn by myself, says the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all its cities shall be perpetual wastes.

American King James Version
For I have sworn by myself, said the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

American Standard Version
For I have sworn by myself, saith Jehovah, that Bozrah shall become an astonishment, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For I have sworn by myself, saith the Lord, that Bosra shall become a desolation, and a reproach, and a desert, and a curse: and all her cities shall be everlasting wastes.

Darby Bible Translation
For I have sworn by myself, saith Jehovah, that Bozrah shall become an astonishment, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

English Revised Version
For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become an astonishment, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

Webster's Bible Translation
For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all her cities shall be perpetual wastes.

World English Bible
For I have sworn by myself, says Yahweh, that Bozrah shall become an astonishment, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all its cities shall be perpetual wastes.

Young's Literal Translation
For, by Myself, I have sworn, An affirmation of Jehovah, That for a desolation, for a reproach, For a waste, and for a reviling -- is Bozrah, And all her cities are for wastes age-during.
Study Bible
The Judgment on Edom
12For this is what the LORD says: “If those who do not deserve to drink the cup must drink it, can you possibly remain unpunished? You will not go unpunished, for you must drink it too. 13For by Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, that Bozrah will become a desolation, a disgrace, a ruin, and a curse, and all her cities will be in ruins forever.” 14I have heard a message from the LORD; an envoy has been sent among the nations to say, “Assemble yourselves to come against her! Rise up for battle!”…
Cross References
Genesis 22:16
saying, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your only son,

Genesis 36:33
When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah reigned in his place.

1 Chronicles 1:44
When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah from Bozrah reigned in his place.

Isaiah 34:6
The sword of the LORD is bathed in blood. It drips with fat--with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah, a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

Isaiah 34:9
Her streams will be turned to tar, and her soil to sulfur; her land will become a blazing pitch.

Isaiah 45:23
By Myself I have sworn; truth has gone out from My mouth, a word that will not be revoked: Every knee will bow before Me, every tongue will confess allegiance.

Isaiah 63:1
Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah with crimson-stained garments? Who is this robed in splendor, marching in the greatness of His strength? "It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save."

Jeremiah 18:16
They have made their land a desolation, a perpetual object of scorn; everyone who passes by will be appalled and shake their heads.

Jeremiah 19:8
I will make this city a desolation and an object of scorn. All who pass by will be horrified, and will scoff because of all its wounds.

Jeremiah 44:26
Nevertheless, hear the word of the LORD, all you Jews living in Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by My great name, says the LORD, that My name will never again be invoked by anyone of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "As surely as the Lord GOD lives."

Jeremiah 49:17
"Edom will become an object of horror. Everyone who passes by will be appalled and will scoff because of all its wounds.

Jeremiah 51:14
The LORD of Hosts has sworn by Himself: "Surely I will fill you up with men like locusts, and they will shout in triumph over you."

Ezekiel 25:13
therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: I will stretch out My hand against Edom and cut off from it both man and beast. I will make it a wasteland, and from Teman to Dedan they will fall by the sword.

Ezekiel 35:3
and declare that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Behold, I am against you, O Mount Seir. I will stretch out My hand against you and make you a desolate waste.

Ezekiel 35:9
I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

Amos 1:12
So I will send fire upon Teman to consume the citadels of Bozrah."

Amos 6:8
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself--the LORD, the God of Hosts, has declared: "I abhor Jacob's pride and detest his citadels, so I will deliver up the city and everything in it."

Treasury of Scripture

For I have sworn by myself, said the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

I have

Jeremiah 44:26 Therefore hear you the word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell in …

Genesis 22:16 And said, By myself have I sworn, said the LORD, for because you …

Isaiah 45:23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, …

Ezekiel 35:11 Therefore, as I live, said the Lord GOD, I will even do according …

Amos 6:8 The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, said the LORD the God of hosts, …

Bozrah

Jeremiah 49:22 Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings …

Genesis 36:33 And Bela died, and Jobab the son of Zerah of Bozrah reigned in his stead.

Isaiah 34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, …

Isaiah 63:1 Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? …

Amos 1:12 But I will send a fire on Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.

a desolation

Jeremiah 49:17,18 Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goes by it shall …

Isaiah 34:9-15 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust …

Ezekiel 25:13,14 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out my hand …

Ezekiel 35:2-15 Son of man, set your face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it…

Joel 3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, …

Obadiah 1:18 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a …

Malachi 1:3,4 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for …







Lexicon
For
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

by Myself I have sworn,
נִשְׁבַּ֙עְתִּי֙ (niš·ba‘·tî)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7650: To seven oneself, swear

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

that
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

Bozrah
בָצְרָ֑ה (ḇā·ṣə·rāh)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1224: Bozrah -- 'fortress', a city in Edom, also one in Moab

will become
תִּֽהְיֶ֣ה (tih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a desolation,
לְשַׁמָּ֧ה (lə·šam·māh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8047: Ruin, consternation

a disgrace,
לְחֶרְפָּ֛ה (lə·ḥer·pāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2781: Contumely, disgrace, the pudenda

a ruin,
לְחֹ֥רֶב (lə·ḥō·reḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2721: Dryness, drought, heat

and a curse,
וְלִקְלָלָ֖ה (wə·liq·lā·lāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7045: Vilification

and all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

her cities
עָרֶ֥יהָ (‘ā·re·hā)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

will be
תִהְיֶ֖ינָה (ṯih·ye·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

in ruins
לְחָרְב֥וֹת (lə·ḥā·rə·ḇō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2723: Waste, desolation, ruin

forever.”
עוֹלָֽם׃ (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always
(13) Bozrah.--This, as in Isaiah 34:6; Isaiah 63:1, was one of the chief cities of Edom, probably identical with the modern El-Busaireh, half-way between Petra and the Dead Sea.

Verse 13. - Bozrah. This seems to have been at one time the capital of Edom (see Amos 1:12; Isaiah 34:6; Isaiah 63:1). It was a hill city (comp. on ver. 16); a village called Busaira (i.e. little Bozrah) now stands among its ruins. Perpetual wastes. A phrase characteristic of Jeremiah (see also Jeremiah 25:9) and of the second part of Isaiah (Isaiah 58:12; Isaiah 61:4). 49:7-22 The Edomites were old enemies to the Israel of God. But their day is now at hand; it is foretold, not only to warn them, but for the sake of the Israel of God, whose afflictions were aggravated by them. Thus Divine judgments go round from nation to nation; the earth is full of commotion, and nothing can escape the ministers of Divine vengeance. The righteousness of God is to be observed amidst the violence of men.
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