He says, "You are My war-club, My weapon of war; And with you I shatter nations, And with you I destroy kingdoms.
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;
You are My battle club, My weapons of war. With you I will smash nations; with you I will bring kingdoms to ruin.
"You are my war-club and weapons of war. I'll smash nations with you and destroy kingdoms with you.
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,
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;
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,
You are my fighting axe and my instrument of war: with you the nations will be broken; with you kingdoms will be broken;
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;
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;
Thou a mallet to me, a weapon of war: and I broke the nations in pieces with thee, and I destroyed kingdoms with thee;
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;
[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.
You are My war-club and weapons of war; for with you I will shatter nations; and with you I will destroy kingdoms.
Thou breakest my weapons of war, and yet through thee I have scattered the nations and kingdoms;
"Babylon, you are my war club, my weapon for battle. I used you to smash nations. I used you to destroy kingdoms.
"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;
A war-club, art thou for me, Weapons of war; Therefore will I Beat down with thee - nations, and Destroy with thee - kingdoms;
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;
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;
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,
Word Count of 21 Translations in Jeremiah 51:20
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,
"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.
Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger And the staff in whose hands is My indignation,
"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.
"How the hammer of the whole earth Has been cut off and broken! How Babylon has become An object of horror among the nations!
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.
They are coming from a far country, From the farthest horizons, The LORD and His instruments of indignation, To destroy the whole land.
"The LORD has broken the staff of the wicked, The scepter of rulers
"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.
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.
'This whole land will be a desolation and a horror, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
"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.
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.
"But the king was enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire.