Parallel Verses

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.

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 is sharpened to make a slaughter,
Polished to flash and glimmer like lightning!’


Shall we then rejoice [when such a disaster approaches]? But it rejects and views with contempt the scepter of My son [Judah].

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.

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?

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.

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 say, Thus says Yahweh: Say, A sword, a sword, it is sharpened, and also furbished; 10 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. 11 It is given to be furbished, that it may be handled: the sword, it is sharpened, yes, it is furbished, to give it into the hand of the killer.


Cross References

Psalm 110:5-6

The Lord is at your right hand. He will crush kings in the day of his wrath.

Ezekiel 20:47

and tell the forest of the South, Hear the word of Yahweh: Thus says the Lord Yahweh, Behold, I will kindle a fire in you, and it shall devour every green tree in you, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burnt thereby.

2 Samuel 7:14

I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men;

Esther 3:15

The couriers went forth in haste by the king's commandment, and the decree was given out in the citadel of Susa. The king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city of Shushan was perplexed.

Psalm 2:7-9

I will tell of the decree. Yahweh said to me, "You are my son. Today I have become your father.

Psalm 89:26-32

He will call to me, 'You are my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation!'

Psalm 89:38-45

But you have rejected and spurned. You have been angry with your anointed.

Ecclesiastes 3:4

a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

Isaiah 5:12-14

The harp, lyre, tambourine, and flute, with wine, are at their feasts; but they don't respect the work of Yahweh, neither have they considered the operation of his hands.

Isaiah 22:12-14

In that day, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, called to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to dressing in sackcloth:

Isaiah 34:5-6

For my sword has drunk its fill in the sky. Behold, it will come down on Edom, and on the people of my curse, for judgment.

Jeremiah 46:4

Harness the horses, and get up, you horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, put on the coats of mail.

Ezekiel 19:11-14

It had strong rods for the scepters of those who bore rule, and their stature was exalted among the thick boughs, and they were seen in their height with the multitude of their branches.

Ezekiel 21:25-27

You, deadly wounded wicked one, the prince of Israel, whose day is come, in the time of the iniquity of the end,

Amos 6:3-7

Those who put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;

Nahum 1:10

For entangled like thorns, and drunken as with their drink, they are consumed utterly like dry stubble.

Nahum 3:3

the horseman mounting, and the flashing sword, the glittering spear, and a multitude of slain, and a great heap of corpses, and there is no end of the bodies. They stumble on their bodies,

Habakkuk 3:11

The sun and moon stood still in the sky, at the light of your arrows as they went, at the shining of your glittering spear.

Luke 21:34-35

"So be careful, or your hearts will be loaded down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day will come on you suddenly.

Revelation 2:27

He will rule them with a rod of iron, shattering them like clay pots; as I also have received of my Father:

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