New Living Translation
Egyptians, marching from their cities of Memphis and Tahpanhes, have destroyed Israel's glory and power.
King James Bible
Also the children of Noph and Tahapanes have broken the crown of thy head.
Darby Bible Translation
Even the children of Noph and Tahapanes have fed on the crown of thy head.
World English Bible
The children also of Memphis and Tahpanhes have broken the crown of your head.
Young's Literal Translation
Also sons of Noph and Tahapanes Consume thee -- the crown of the head!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:16 Noph, and c. - Two of the kings of Egypt's principal seats. Noph was sometimes called Memphis, now Cairo. Tahapanes probably took its name from Taphanes queen of Egypt, 1Kings 11:19, called also Hanes: Isa 30:4. The inhabitants of these cities are called here their children.
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'He who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth.'--ISAIAH lxv. 16. The full beauty and significance of these remarkable words are only reached when we attend to the literal rendering of a part of them which is obscured in our version. As they stand in the original they have, in both cases, instead of the vague expression, 'The God of truth,' the singularly picturesque one, 'The God of the Amen.' I. Note …
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Moses said this about the tribe of Gad: "Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad's territory! Gad is poised there like a lion to tear off an arm or a head.
The officials of Zoan are fools, and the officials of Memphis are deluded. The leaders of the people have led Egypt astray.
The people refused to obey the voice of the LORD and went to Egypt, going as far as the city of Tahpanhes.
Then at Tahpanhes, the LORD gave another message to Jeremiah. He said,
This is the message Jeremiah received concerning the Judeans living in northern Egypt in the cities of Migdol, Tahpanhes, and Memphis, and in southern Egypt as well:
"The people flee as far as Heshbon but are unable to go on. For a fire comes from Heshbon, King Sihon's ancient home, to devour the entire land with all its rebellious people.
"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will smash the idols of Egypt and the images at Memphis. There will be no rulers left in Egypt; terror will sweep the land.
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