Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

To make a slaughter, is it sharpened, That it may flash as lightning, is it furbished. Or shall we flourish the royal rod of my son which despiseth every tree?

New American Standard Bible

'Sharpened to make a slaughter, Polished to flash like lightning!' Or shall we rejoice, the rod of My son despising every tree?

King James Version

It is sharpened to make a sore slaughter; it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree.

Holman Bible

It is sharpened for slaughter,
polished to flash like lightning!
Should we rejoice?
The scepter of My son,
the sword despises every tree.

International Standard Version

It's being sharpened for slaughter, and being polished to gleam like lightning.' "We shouldn't be rejoicing, should we, while my Son's scepter, the sword, is despising every tree?

A Conservative Version

It is sharpened that it may make a slaughter. It is polished that it may be as lightning. Shall we then make mirth? It scorns the scepter of my son, every tree.

American Standard Version

it is sharpened that it may make a slaughter; it is furbished that it may be as lightning: shall we then make mirth? the rod of my son, it contemneth every tree.

Amplified

It [the sword of Babylon] is sharpened that it may make a slaughter, polished that it may flash and glitter like lightning! Shall we then rejoice and make mirth [when such a calamity is impending]? But the rod or scepter of My son [Judah] rejects and views with contempt every tree [that is, since God's promise long ago to Judah is certain, he believes Judah's scepter must remain no matter what power arises against it]!

Bible in Basic English

It has been made sharp to give death; it is polished so that it may be like a thunder-flame: ...

Darby Translation

It is sharpened for sore slaughter, it is furbished that it may glitter. Shall we then make mirth, saying, The sceptre of my son contemneth all wood?

Julia Smith Translation

In order to slaughter a slaughter it was sharpened; in order for lightning to be to it, it was polished; then shall we exult? the rod of my son despised, every tree.

King James 2000

It is sharpened to make a great slaughter; it is polished that it may flash like lightning: should we then make mirth? it despised the rod of my son, like every tree.

Lexham Expanded Bible

It is sharpened to slaughter a slaughter, {polished to flash like lightning}! Or will we rejoice? A rod, my son, [is] despising every tree.

Modern King James verseion

It is sharpened in order to slaughter; it is polished so that there may be a flash to it. Or shall we rejoice? You are despising the rod of My son, as if it were every tree.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Sharpened is it for the slaughter, and scoured that it may be bright. O, the destroying staff of my son shall bring down all wood.

NET Bible

It is sharpened for slaughter, it is polished to flash like lightning! "'Should we rejoice in the scepter of my son? No! The sword despises every tree!

New Heart English Bible

it is sharpened that it may make a slaughter; it is furbished that it may be as lightning: shall we then make mirth? The rod of my son, it condemns every tree.

Webster

It is sharpened to make a grievous slaughter; it is furbished that it may glitter: should we then make mirth? it contemneth the rod of my son, as every tree.

World English Bible

it is sharpened that it may make a slaughter; it is furbished that it may be as lightning: shall we then make mirth? the rod of my son, it condemns every tree.

Youngs Literal Translation

So as to slaughter a slaughter it is sharpened. So as to have brightness it is polished, Desire hath rejoiced the sceptre of my son, It is despising every tree.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It is sharpened
חדד 
Chadad 
Usage: 6

to make a sore
טבח 
Tebach 
Usage: 12

טבח 
Tabach 
Usage: 11

it is furbished
מורט 
Mowrat 
Usage: 2

בּרק 
Baraq 
Usage: 21

או או 
'ow 
Usage: 320

שׂישׂ שׂוּשׂ 
Suws 
Usage: 27

מאס 
Ma'ac 
Usage: 76

the rod
שׁבט 
Shebet 
Usage: 190

References

Hastings

Context Readings

A Vision Of The Avenging Sword Of Yahweh

9 Son of man, Prophesy and thou shalt say, Thus saith My Lord, - Say, A sword! a sword! Sharpened moreover also furbished: 10 To make a slaughter, is it sharpened, That it may flash as lightning, is it furbished. Or shall we flourish the royal rod of my son which despiseth every tree? 11 It hath. however been given to be furbished that it may be grasped by the hand:The same is a sword sharpened. Yea the same, is furbished, Ready to be given into the hand of the slayer.


Cross References

Psalm 110:5-6

My Lord, on thy right hand, - hath shattered - in the day of his anger - kings;

Ezekiel 20:47

And thou shalt say to the forest of the South Hear the word of Yahweh, - Thus saith My Lord Yahweh-Behold me! kindling in thee a fire. And it shall devour in thee every moist tree and every dry tree. The spreading flame shall not be quenched, Then shall be scorched thereby all faces from south to north;

2 Samuel 7:14

I, will become his father, And, he, shall become my son: If he commit iniquity, then will I correct him, with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the sons of men;

Esther 3:15

The runners, went forth, urged on by the word of the king, and, the edict, was given in Shusan the palace, - and, the king and Haman, sat down to drink, but, the city of Shusan, was perplexed.

Psalm 2:7-9

Let me tell of a decree, - Yahweh, hath said unto me, My son, thou art, I, to-day, have begotten thee:

Psalm 89:26-32

He, shall cry out unto me, My Father, thou art, My GOD, and my Rock of Salvation!

Psalm 89:38-45

Yet, thou thyself, hast cast off, and rejected, Thou hast been wroth with thine Anointed One!

Ecclesiastes 3:4

A time to weep, and a time to laugh, - A time to wail, and a time to dance for joy;

Isaiah 5:12-14

And it cometh to pass - that lyre and harp, timbrel and flute and wine are in their banquets, - But, the doing of Yahweh, they do not discern, And the work of his hands, have they not seen.

Isaiah 22:12-14

And, when My Lord Yahweh of hosts called in that day, - for weeping, and for lamentation, and for shaving bare and for girding with sackcloth,

Isaiah 34:5-6

For my sword hath been sated in the heavens, - Lo! upon Edom, shall it descend, Even on the people whom I have devoted to justice.

Jeremiah 46:4

Harness the horses, and mount, ye horsemen, Stand forth in helmets, - Polish the lances, put on the coats of mail.

Ezekiel 19:11-14

And they served her as staves of power For the sceptres of rulers, And high became the stature thereof With its interwoven foliage,- And it was seen by its height, By its multitude of branches.

Ezekiel 21:25-27

Thou therefore, O profane, lawless one, prince of Israel,- Whose day hath come, in a time of final iniquity:

Amos 6:3-7

Ye who are putting far away the day of calamity, - but bringing near the abode of violence:

Nahum 1:10

Though they were like thorns intertwined, and as drunkards drenched with their drink, yet have they been devoured, like stubble fully dry.

Nahum 3:3

Horsemen uplifting both the flashing sword, and the lightning spear, Aye, a mass of slain, and a weight of dead bridles, - and no end of corpses, so that they stumble upon their corpses.

Habakkuk 3:11

Sun, moon, have stood still, on high, - like light, thine arrows, speed along, like brightness, is the flash of thy spear.

Luke 21:34-35

But be taking heed unto yourselves, lest once your hearts be made heavy - with debauch and drunkenness and anxieties about livelihood, and that day come upon you suddenly,

Revelation 2:27

and he shall shepherd them with a sceptre of iron, - as, vessels of earthenware, are dashed in pieces: - as, I also, have received from my Father.

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