Jeremiah 51:20



Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He says, "You are My war-club, My weapon of war; And with you I shatter nations, And with you I destroy kingdoms.

King James Version

Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;

Holman Bible

You are My battle club, My weapons of war. With you I will smash nations; with you I will bring kingdoms to ruin.

International Standard Version

"You are my war-club and weapons of war. I'll smash nations with you and destroy kingdoms with you.

A Conservative Version

Thou are my battle-axe and weapons of war. And with thee I will break in pieces the nations, and with thee I will destroy kingdoms,

American Standard Version

Thou art my battle-axe and weapons of war: and with thee will I break in pieces the nations; and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;

Amplified

You [Cyrus of Persia, soon to conquer Babylon] are My battle-ax or maul and weapon of war -- "for with you I break nations in pieces, with you I destroy kingdoms,

Bible in Basic English

You are my fighting axe and my instrument of war: with you the nations will be broken; with you kingdoms will be broken;

Darby Translation

Thou art my maul, my weapons of war: and with thee I will break in pieces the nations, and I will with thee destroy kingdoms;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Thou art my hammer, O weapons of war: for with thee I will break in pieces the Gentiles, and with thee I will destroy kingdoms;

Julia Smith Translation

Thou a mallet to me, a weapon of war: and I broke the nations in pieces with thee, and I destroyed kingdoms with thee;

King James 2000

You are my battle-axe and weapons of war: for with you will I break in pieces the nations, and with you will I destroy kingdoms;

Lexham Expanded Bible

[He says], "You [are] a war club for me, a weapon of battle, and I smash nations with you, and I destroy kingdoms with you.

Modern King James verseion

You are My war-club and weapons of war; for with you I will shatter nations; and with you I will destroy kingdoms.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thou breakest my weapons of war, and yet through thee I have scattered the nations and kingdoms;

NET Bible

"Babylon, you are my war club, my weapon for battle. I used you to smash nations. I used you to destroy kingdoms.

New Heart English Bible

"You are my battle axe and weapons of war: and with you will I break in pieces the nations; and with you will I destroy kingdoms;

New simplified Bible

He says: You are my war-club, my weapon of war. I shatter nations with you and with you I destroy kingdoms.

The Emphasized Bible

A war-club, art thou for me, Weapons of war; Therefore will I Beat down with thee - nations, and Destroy with thee - kingdoms;

Webster

Thou art my battle-ax and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;

World English Bible

You are my battle axe and weapons of war: and with you will I break in pieces the nations; and with you will I destroy kingdoms;

Youngs Literal Translation

An axe art thou to me -- weapons of war, And I have broken in pieces by thee nations, And I have destroyed by thee kingdoms,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מפּץ 
Mappets 
Usage: 1

and weapons
כּלי 
K@liy 
Usage: 325

of war
מלחמה 
Milchamah 
Usage: 319

for with thee will I break in pieces
נפץ 
Naphats 
Usage: 22

the nations
גּי גּוי 
Gowy 
Usage: 558

and with thee will I destroy
שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 146

Context Readings

A Message Concerning Babylon

19 The portion of Jacob is not like these; For the Maker of all is He, And of the tribe of His inheritance; The LORD of hosts is His name. 20 He says, "You are My war-club, My weapon of war; And with you I shatter nations, And with you I destroy kingdoms. 21 "With you I shatter the horse and his rider, And with you I shatter the chariot and its rider,



Cross References

Isaiah 41:15-16

"Behold, I have made you a new, sharp threshing sledge with double edges; You will thresh the mountains and pulverize them, And will make the hills like chaff.

Isaiah 10:5

Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hands is My indignation,

Micah 4:13

"Arise and thresh, daughter of Zion, For your horn I will make iron And your hoofs I will make bronze, That you may pulverize many peoples, That you may devote to the LORD their unjust gain And their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.

Jeremiah 50:23

"How the hammer of the whole earth Has been cut off and broken! How Babylon has become An object of horror among the nations!

Isaiah 10:15

Is the axe to boast itself over the one who chops with it? Is the saw to exalt itself over the one who wields it? That would be like a club wielding those who lift it, Or like a rod lifting him who is not wood.

Isaiah 13:5

They are coming from a far country, From the farthest horizons, The LORD and His instruments of indignation, To destroy the whole land.

Isaiah 14:5-6

"The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of rulers

Isaiah 37:26

"Have you not heard? Long ago I did it, From ancient times I planned it Now I have brought it to pass, That you should turn fortified cities into ruinous heaps.

Jeremiah 25:9

behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,' declares the LORD, 'and I will send to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land and against its inhabitants and against all these nations round about; and I will utterly destroy them and make them a horror and a hissing, and an everlasting desolation.

Jeremiah 25:11

'This whole land will be a desolation and a horror, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

Jeremiah 27:5-7

"I have made the earth, the men and the beasts which are on the face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and I will give it to the one who is pleasing in My sight.

Zechariah 9:13-14

For I will bend Judah as My bow, I will fill the bow with Ephraim And I will stir up your sons, O Zion, against your sons, O Greece; And I will make you like a warrior's sword.

Matthew 22:7

"But the king was enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire.



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