Jeremiah 49:16
New International Version
The terror you inspire and the pride of your heart have deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks, who occupy the heights of the hill. Though you build your nest as high as the eagle's, from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
You have been deceived by the fear you inspire in others and by your own pride. You live in a rock fortress and control the mountain heights. But even if you make your nest among the peaks with the eagles, I will bring you crashing down,” says the LORD.

English Standard Version
The horror you inspire has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, you who live in the clefts of the rock, who hold the height of the hill. Though you make your nest as high as the eagle’s, I will bring you down from there, declares the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
The terror you cause and the pride of your heart have deceived you, O dwellers in the clefts of the rocks, O occupiers of the mountain summit. Though you elevate your nest like the eagle, even from there I will bring you down,” declares the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"As for the terror of you, The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, O you who live in the clefts of the rock, Who occupy the height of the hill. Though you make your nest as high as an eagle's, I will bring you down from there," declares the LORD.

New King James Version
Your fierceness has deceived you, The pride of your heart, O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, Who hold the height of the hill! Though you make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there,” says the LORD.

King James Bible
Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
As to the terror you cause, your arrogant heart has deceived you. You who live in the clefts of the rock, you who occupy the mountain summit, though you elevate your nest like the eagles, even from there I will bring you down. This is the LORD's declaration.

Contemporary English Version
Pride tricks you into thinking that other nations look at you with fear. You live along the cliffs and high in the mountains like the eagles, but I am the LORD, and I will bring you down.

Good News Translation
Your pride has deceived you. No one fears you as much as you think they do. You live on the rocky cliffs, high on top of the mountain; but even though you live as high up as an eagle, the LORD will bring you down. The LORD has spoken."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As to the terror you cause, your presumptuous heart has deceived you. You who live in the clefts of the rock, you who occupy the mountain summit, though you elevate your nest like the eagle, even from there I will bring you down. This is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
The terror you cause and the pride of your heart have deceived you. You who live in hidden places in the rocks, who hold on to the heights of the hill, although you make your nest high like the eagle, I'll bring you down from there," declares the LORD.

NET Bible
The terror you inspire in others and the arrogance of your heart have deceived you. You may make your home in the clefts of the rocks; you may occupy the highest places in the hills. But even if you made your home where the eagles nest, I would bring you down from there," says the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
As for your terror, the pride of your heart has deceived you, O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, who hold the height of the hill: though you should make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there," says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have frightened other people. Your arrogance has deceived you. You live on rocky cliffs and occupy the highest places in the hills. Even though you build your nest as high as an eagle, I will bring you down from there," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, Even the pride of thy heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, That holdest the height of the hill; Though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“As for the terror of you, The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, O you who live in the clefts of the rock, Who occupy the height of the hill. Though you make your nest as high as an eagle’s, I will bring you down from there,” declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thy arrogance has deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dost dwell in the clefts of the rock, that dost hold the height of the mountain: though thou should make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from there, said the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Your fierceness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, that hold the height of the hill: though you should make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there, says the LORD.

American King James Version
Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, that hold the height of the hill: though you should make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
As for thy terribleness, the pride of thy heart hath deceived thee, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thine insolence has risen up against thee, the fierceness of thine heart has burst the holes of the rocks, it has seized upon the strength of a lofty hill; for as an eagle he set his nest on high: thence will I bring thee down.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy arrogancy hath deceived thee, and the pride of thy heart: O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, and endeavourest to lay hold on the height of the hill : but though thou shouldst make thy nest as high as an eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Thy terribleness, the pride of thy heart, hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill. Though thou shouldest make thy nest high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
As for thy terribleness, the pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD;

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thy heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the hight of the hill: though thou shouldst make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
As for your terror, the pride of your heart has deceived you, O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock, who hold the height of the hill: though you should make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there, says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy terribleness hath lifted thee up, The pride of thy heart, O dweller in clefts of the rock, Holding the high place of the height, For thou makest high as an eagle thy nest, From thence I bring thee down, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Study Bible
The Judgment on Edom
15“For behold, I will make you small among nations, despised among men. 16The terror you cause and the pride of your heart have deceived you, O dwellers in the clefts of the rocks, O occupiers of the mountain summit. Though you elevate your nest like the eagle, even from there I will bring you down,” declares the LORD. 17“Edom will become an object of horror. Everyone who passes by will be appalled and will scoff because of all its wounds.…
Cross References
2 Kings 14:7
Amaziah struck down ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. He took Sela in battle and called it Joktheel, its name to this very day.

Job 39:27
Does the eagle soar at your command and make his nest on high?

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Isaiah 10:14
My hand reached as into a nest to seize the wealth of the nations. Like one gathering abandoned eggs, I gathered all the earth. No wing fluttered, no beak opened or chirped."

Isaiah 14:13
You said in your heart: "I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God. I will sit on the mount of assembly, in the far reaches of the north.

Jeremiah 48:28
Abandon the towns and dwell among the rocks, O residents of Moab! Be like a dove that nests at the mouth of a cave.

Jeremiah 49:15
"For behold, I will make you small among the nations, despised among men.

Jeremiah 50:29
Summon the archers against Babylon, all who string the bow. Encamp all around her; let no one escape. Repay her according to her deeds; do to her as she has done. For she has defied the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.

Jeremiah 51:53
Even if Babylon should ascend to the heavens and fortify her lofty stronghold, the destroyers I send will come against her, declares the LORD.

Amos 9:2
Though they dig down to Sheol, from there My hand will take them; and though they climb up to heaven, from there I will pull them down.

Obadiah 1:3
The pride of your heart has deceived you--O dwellers in the clefts of the rocks whose habitation is the heights, who say in your heart, 'Who can bring me down to the ground?'

Habakkuk 2:9
Woe to him who builds his house by unjust gain, to place his nest on high and escape the hand of disaster!

Malachi 1:3
but Esau I have hated, and I have made his mountains a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals."

Treasury of Scripture

Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, that hold the height of the hill: though you should make your nest as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there, said the LORD.

terribleness

Jeremiah 48:29
We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart.

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

dwellest

Song of Solomon 2:14
O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.

Isaiah 2:21
To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.

though

Jeremiah 48:28
O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth.

Job 39:27
Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high?

Isaiah 14:13-15
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: …







Lexicon
The terror you cause
תִּֽפְלַצְתְּךָ֞ (tip̄·laṣ·tə·ḵā)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8606: A shuddering, horror

and the pride of your
זְד֣וֹן (zə·ḏō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2087: Insolence, presumptuousness

heart
לִבֶּ֔ךָ (lib·be·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

have deceived
הִשִּׁ֤יא (hiš·šî)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5377: To lead astray, to delude, to seduce

you,
אֹתָךְ֙ (’ō·ṯāḵ)
Direct object marker | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

O dwellers
שֹֽׁכְנִי֙ (šō·ḵə·nî)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

in the clefts
בְּחַגְוֵ֣י (bə·ḥaḡ·wê)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2288: Places of concealment, retreats

of the rocks,
הַסֶּ֔לַע (has·se·la‘)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5553: A craggy rock

O occupiers
תֹּפְשִׂ֖י (tō·p̄ə·śî)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8610: To manipulate, seize, chiefly to capture, wield, to overlay, to use unwarrantably

of the mountain
גִּבְעָ֑ה (giḇ·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1389: A hillock

summit.
מְר֣וֹם (mə·rō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4791: Altitude

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

you elevate
תַגְבִּ֤יהַ (ṯaḡ·bî·ha)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1361: To soar, be lofty, to be haughty

your nest
קִנֶּ֔ךָ (qin·ne·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7064: A nest, the nestlings, a chamber, dwelling

like the eagle,
כַּנֶּ֙שֶׁר֙ (kan·ne·šer)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5404: The eagle

even from there
מִשָּׁ֥ם (miš·šām)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

I will bring you down,”
אֽוֹרִידְךָ֖ (’ō·w·rî·ḏə·ḵā)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

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

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(16) Thy terribleness hath deceived thee.--The substantive does not occur elsewhere. Etymo-logically it may mean "terror of," or "object of terror;" but a cognate word is found in 1Kings 15:13; 2Chronicles 15:16 in the sense of an "idol," probably of the Phallic or Priapus type, and that is probably the meaning. Such an idol is called scornfully the horror of Edom, just as the God of Israel was "the fear of Isaac" (Genesis 31:42). So Milton speaks of Chemosh as the "obscene dread of Moab's sons" (Par. Lost, I. 406.)

O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock.--Better, perhaps, in the fortresses of Sela. The words describe with a wonderful vividness the aspect of the rock-fortresses of Edom, the cities built into a ravine. The remains of Petra (the Sela of 2Kings 14:7; Isaiah 16:1), commonly referred to as illustrating this description, are, it must be remembered, of Roman origin; but there can be little doubt that it occupied the site of an earlier city, and that there were other fortresses, even more like the eagle's nest, perched upon the summit of the crags. In Job 39:27-30 we have a picture of the eagle's nest drawn by a writer who was probably familiar with these rock fortresses.

Verse 16. - Thy terribleness. This is certainly the best rendering of this ἅπαξ λεγόμενον. The "terribleness" of Edom consisted in the fact that the other nations shrank from disturbing her in her rocky fastness. In the clefts of the rock. Probably with an allusion to the rock city Sela, or Petra ("rock"); as perhaps in "the height of the hill" to the situation of Bozrah; see on ver. 13 (Graf). As the eagle. Not any eagle is meant, but the griffon (Gypsfulvus), or great vulture (Tristram). 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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