New American Standard Bible
"I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, Like rams together with male goats.
King James Bible
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.
Darby Bible Translation
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he-goats.
World English Bible
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with male goats.
Young's Literal Translation
I cause them to go down as lambs to slaughter, As rams with he-goats.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Lambs ... rams ... he goats - i. e., all classes of the population (see Isaiah 34:6 note).
'Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 2. And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. 3. For through the anger of the Lord it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. 4. And it came to pass, in the ninth year of his reign, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"Moab has been destroyed and men have gone up to his cities; His choicest young men have also gone down to the slaughter," Declares the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
Put all her young bulls to the sword; Let them go down to the slaughter! Woe be upon them, for their day has come, The time of their punishment.
"You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, as though they were rams, lambs, goats and bulls, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
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