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.
Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.
World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh of Armies: Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.
Young's Literal Translation
'Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Lo, I am breaking the bow of Elam, The beginning of their might.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The bow was the national weapon of Elam, and therefore the "chief of their might," that on which their strength in war depended.
He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire.
Elam took up the quiver With the chariots, infantry and horsemen; And Kir uncovered the shield.
For the destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon, And her mighty men will be captured, Their bows are shattered; For the LORD is a God of recompense, He will fully repay.
"On that day I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel."
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