New Living Translation
Judah is my bow, and Israel is my arrow. Jerusalem is my sword, and like a warrior, I will brandish it against the Greeks.
King James Bible
When I have bent Judah for me, filled the bow with Ephraim, and raised up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and made thee as the sword of a mighty man.
Darby Bible Translation
For I have bent Judah for me, I have filled the bow with Ephraim; and I will raise up thy sons, O Zion, against thy sons, O Greece, and make thee like the sword of a mighty man.
World English Bible
For indeed I bend Judah as a bow for me. I have filled the bow with Ephraim; and I will stir up your sons, Zion, against your sons, Greece, and will make you like the sword of a mighty man.
Young's Literal Translation
For I have trodden for Me Judah, A bow I have filled with Ephraim, And I have stirred up thy sons, O Zion, Against thy sons, O Javan, And I have set thee as the sword of a hero.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:13 When I have bent Judah - In the day's when Judah shall be in my hand as a strong bow, already bent. Ephraim - Ephraim, the remainder of the ten tribes (which returned with Judah) shall be for a supply of warriors; as the quiver filled is a supply of arrows to the bow - man. O Greece - Against the Grecians or Ionians, who had oppressed the Jews, and bought them for slaves, against whom the Jews took arms, under the conduct of the Maccabees, to whom Christ made good much of this promise.
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Put on your sword, O mighty warrior! You are so glorious, so majestic!
"You are my battle-ax and sword," says the LORD. "With you I will shatter nations and destroy many kingdoms.
He will flatter and win over those who have violated the covenant. But the people who know their God will be strong and will resist him.
You have sold the people of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks, so they could take them far from their homeland.
"But I will bring them back from all the places to which you sold them, and I will pay you back for everything you have done.
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