New Living Translation
Therefore, in a single day the LORD will destroy both the head and the tail, the noble palm branch and the lowly reed.
King James Bible
Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm-branch and rush, in one day:
World English Bible
Therefore Yahweh will cut off from Israel head and tail, palm branch and reed, in one day.
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah cutteth off from Israel head and tail, Branch and reed -- the same day,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:14 Head - High and low. Branch - The goodly branches of tall trees, the mighty and noble. Rush - The bulrush, the weakest and meanest persons. One day - All together, one as well as another.
"Thou hast magnified the nation, and increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil."--Isaiah 9:3. Notice that I make a correction in the version from which I am reading. The Authorized Version has it, "Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy." This is not consistent with the connection; the Revised Version has very properly put it, "Thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast increased their joy." I have not …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 38: 1892
His Name --Wonderful!
His Name --The Counsellor
His Name --The Mighty God
Therefore, these plagues will overtake her in a single day--death and mourning and famine. She will be completely consumed by fire, for the Lord God who judges her is mighty."
all their heroes and soldiers, judges and prophets, fortune-tellers and elders,
There is nothing Egypt can do. All are helpless--the head and the tail, the noble palm branch and the lowly reed.
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "I will put obstacles in my people's path. Fathers and sons will both fall over them. Neighbors and friends will die together."
Are they ashamed of these disgusting actions? Not at all--they don't even know how to blush! Therefore, they will lie among the slaughtered. They will be brought down when I punish them, says the LORD.
The LORD himself has scattered them, and he no longer helps them. People show no respect for the priests and no longer honor the leaders.
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