New International Version
"I will make mere youths their officials; children will rule over them."
King James Bible
And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
Darby Bible Translation
And I will appoint youths as their princes, and children shall rule over them.
World English Bible
I will give boys to be their princes, and children shall rule over them.
Young's Literal Translation
And I have made youths their heads, And sucklings rule over them.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will give children to be their princes "I will make boys their princes" - This also was fully accomplished in the succession of weak and wicked princes, from the death of Josiah to the destruction of the city and temple, and the taking of Zedekiah, the last of them, by Nebuchadnezzar.
Babes shall rule over them - Dymennysche men schul lordschopen to hem. - Old MS. Bible.
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Woe to the land whose king was a servant and whose princes feast in the morning.
the captain of fifty and the man of rank, the counselor, skilled craftsman and clever enchanter.
Youths oppress my people, women rule over them. My people, your guides lead you astray; they turn you from the path.
The LORD says, "The women of Zion are haughty, walking along with outstretched necks, flirting with their eyes, strutting along with swaying hips, with ornaments jingling on their ankles.
It was because of the LORD's anger that all this happened to Jerusalem and Judah, and in the end he thrust them from his presence. Now Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
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