KJV LexiconThus saith
to say (used with great latitude)
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
a mass of persons (or figuratively, things), especially reg. organized for war (an army); by implication, a campaign, literally or figuratively (specifically, hardship, worship)
Behold I will break
to burst -- break (down, off, in pieces, up), broken(-hearted), bring to the birth, crush, destroy, hurt, quench, quite, tear
of bending: a bow, for shooting (hence, figuratively, strength) or the iris -- arch(-er), + arrow, bow(-man, -shot).
hidden, i.e. distant; Elam, a son of Shem and his descendants, with their country; also of six Israelites -- Elam.
the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically, a firstfruit) -- beginning, chief(-est), first(-fruits, part, time), principal thing.
of their might
force; by implication, valor, victory -- force, mastery, might, mighty (act, power), power, strength.
Parallel VersesNew American Standard Bible
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, The finest of their might.
King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.
Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: I am about to shatter Elam's bow, the source of their might.
International Standard Version
This is what the LORD of the Heavenly Armies says: "Look, I'm going to break the bow of Elam, the finest of their troops.
The LORD who rules over all said, "I will kill all the archers of Elam, who are the chief source of her military might.
GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD of Armies says: I'm going to break the bows of Elam's archers, the most important weapon of their strength.
King James 2000 Bible
Thus says the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.
Jeremiah 49:35 NIV
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