New American Standard Bible
"They cried there, 'Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a big noise; He has let the appointed time pass by!'
King James Bible
They did cry there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he hath passed the time appointed.
Darby Bible Translation
There did they cry, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he hath let the time appointed go by.
World English Bible
They cried there, Pharaoh king of Egypt is but a noise; he has let the appointed time pass by.
Young's Literal Translation
They have cried there: Pharaoh king of Egypt is a desolation, Passed by hath the appointed time.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Translate it with the versions: "They have called (or, Call ye) the name of Pharaoh king of Egypt - A noise: he hath overstepped the appointed time." For this custom of giving prophetic names see Jeremiah 20:3; Isaiah 8:3, ... The words mean that Pharaoh is a mere empty sound, and that he has allowed the years of prosperity, which he enjoyed at the beginning of his reign, to pass by; having misused them, nothing now remains but his ruin.
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
"The enemy said, 'I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil; My desire shall be gratified against them; I will draw out my sword, my hand will destroy them.'
"You blew with Your wind, the sea covered them; They sank like lead in the mighty waters.
1 Kings 20:10
Ben-hadad sent to him and said, "May the gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria will suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me."
1 Kings 20:11
Then the king of Israel replied, "Tell him, 'Let not him who girds on his armor boast like him who takes it off.'"
The princes of Zoan are mere fools; The advice of Pharaoh's wisest advisers has become stupid. How can you men say to Pharaoh, "I am a son of the wise, a son of ancient kings "?
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