Jeremiah 49:35
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"Thusכֹּ֤ה
(koh)
3541: thus, herea prim. adverb
saysאָמַר֙
(a·mar)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
the LORDיְהוָ֣ה
(Yah·weh)
3068: the proper name of the God of Israelfrom havah
of hosts,צְבָאֹ֔ות
(tze·va·'o·vt,)
6635: army, war, warfarefrom tsaba
'Behold, 
 
2009: lo! behold!prol. of hen
I am going to breakשֹׁבֵ֖ר
(sho·ver)
7665: to break, break in piecesa prim. root
the bowקֶ֣שֶׁת
(ke·shet)
7198: a bowperhaps from qush
of Elam,עֵילָ֑ם
(ei·lam;)
5867a: a son of Shem, also his desc. and their countryof uncertain derivation
The finestרֵאשִׁ֖ית
(re·shit)
7225: beginning, chieffrom rosh
of their might.גְּבוּרָתָֽם׃
(ge·vu·ra·tam.)
1369: strength, mightpass. part. from gabar









KJV Lexicon
Thus saith
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
the LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
of hosts
tsaba'  (tsaw-baw')
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
shabar  (shaw-bar')
to burst -- break (down, off, in pieces, up), broken(-hearted), bring to the birth, crush, destroy, hurt, quench, quite, tear
the bow
qesheth  (keh'-sheth)
of bending: a bow, for shooting (hence, figuratively, strength) or the iris -- arch(-er), + arrow, bow(-man, -shot).
of Elam
`Eylam  (ay-lawm')
hidden, i.e. distant; Elam, a son of Shem and his descendants, with their country; also of six Israelites -- Elam.
the chief
re'shiyth  (ray-sheeth')
the first, in place, time, order or rank (specifically, a firstfruit) -- beginning, chief(-est), first(-fruits, part, time), principal thing.
of their might
gbuwrah  (gheb-oo-raw')
force; by implication, valor, victory -- force, mastery, might, mighty (act, power), power, strength.
Parallel Verses
New 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.

NET Bible
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.
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