New American Standard Bible
"The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of rulers
King James Bible
The LORD hath broken the staff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers.
Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah hath broken the staff of the wicked, the sceptre of the rulers.
World English Bible
Yahweh has broken the staff of the wicked, the scepter of the rulers,
Young's Literal Translation
Ceased hath the golden one. Broken hath Jehovah the staff of the wicked, The sceptre of rulers.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord hath broken - Yahweh, by the hand of Cyrus.
The staff of the wicked - That is, the scepter of the king of Babylon. The word rendered 'staff' (מטה maṭēh) may mean either a bough, stick, staff, rod, or a scepter. The scepter was the symbol of supreme power. It was in the form of a staff, and was made of wood, ivory, or gold. It here means that Yahweh had taken away the power from Babylon, and destroyed his dominion.
LibraryThe First Trumpet.
The first trumpet of the seventh seal begins from the final disturbance and overthrow of the Roman idolarchy at the close of the sixth seal; and as it was to bring the first plague on the empire, now beginning to fall, it lays waste the third part of the earth, with a horrible storm of hail mingled with fire and blood; that is, it depopulates the territory and people of the Roman world, (viz. the basis and ground of its universal polity) with a terrible and bloody irruption of the northern nations, …
Joseph Mede—A Key to the Apocalypse
Epistle xxi. To Constantina Augusta .
Covenanting According to the Purposes of God.
The Controversy Ended
For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, So that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong.
Thus I will punish the world for its evil And the wicked for their iniquity; I will also put an end to the arrogance of the proud And abase the haughtiness of the ruthless.
that you will take up this taunt against the king of Babylon, and say, "How the oppressor has ceased, And how fury has ceased!
Which used to strike the peoples in fury with unceasing strokes, Which subdued the nations in anger with unrestrained persecution.
"Mourn for him, all you who live around him, Even all of you who know his name; Say, 'How has the mighty scepter been broken, A staff of splendor!'
"They have heard that I groan; There is no one to comfort me; All my enemies have heard of my calamity; They are glad that You have done it. Oh, that You would bring the day which You have proclaimed, That they may become like me.
Will they therefore empty their net And continually slay nations without sparing?
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