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Jeremiah 50:43 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The king of Babylon hath heard the tidings of them, and his hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of him, [and] pangs as of a woman in travail.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, [and] pangs as of a woman in travail.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “The king of Babylon has heard the report about them, And his hands hang limp; Distress has gripped him, Agony like a woman in childbirth.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands became feeble: anguish took hold of him, [and] pangs as of a woman in travail.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands wax feeble; trouble hath taken hold of him, pangs as of a woman in travail.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The king of Babylon hath heard, the report of them, And unnerved, are his hands,—Anguish, hath seized him, Writhing pain, as a woman in child-birth.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Heard hath the king of Babylon their report, And feeble have been his hands, Distress hath seized him; pain as a travailing woman.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands are grown feeble: anguish hath taken hold of him, pangs as a woman in labour.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble; anguish tooke hold of him, [and] pangs as of a woman in trauell.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The king of Babylon heard the sound of them, and his hands were enfeebled: anguish overcame him, pangs as of a woman in travail.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The king of Bavel hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, [and] pangs as of a woman in travail.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The king 4428
{4428} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
From H4427; a king.
of Bävel בָּבֶל 894
{0894} Prime
בָּבֶל
Babel
{baw-bel'}
From H1101; confusion; Babel (that is, Babylon), including Babylonia and the Babylonian empire.
hath heard 8085
{8085} Prime
שָׁמַע
shama`
{shaw-mah'}
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
the report 8088
{8088} Prime
שֵׁמַע
shema`
{shay'-mah}
From H8085; something heard, that is, a sound, rumor, announcement; abstractly audience.
of them, and his hands 3027
{3027} Prime
יָד
yad
{yawd}
A primitive word; a hand (the open one (indicating power, means, direction, etc.), in distinction from H3709, the closed one); used (as noun, adverb, etc.) in a great variety of applications, both literally and figuratively, both proximate and remote.
waxed feeble: 7503
{7503} Prime
רָפָה
raphah
{raw-faw'}
A primitive root; to slacken (in many applications, literally or figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
anguish 6869
{6869} Prime
צָרָה
tsarah
{tsaw-raw'}
Feminine of H6862; tightness (that is, figuratively trouble); transitively a female rival.
took hold 2388
{2388} Prime
חָזַק
chazaq
{khaw-zak'}
A primitive root; to fasten upon; hence to seize, be strong (figuratively courageous, causatively strengthen, cure, help, repair, fortify), obstinate; to bind, restrain, conquer.
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
of him, [and] pangs 2427
{2427} Prime
חִיל
chiyl
{kheel}
From H2342; a throe (especially of childbirth).
as of a woman in travail. 3205
{3205} Prime
יָלַד
yalad
{yaw-lad'}
A primitive root; to bear young; causatively to beget; medically to act as midwife; specifically to show lineage.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 50:41-43.


Jeremiah 50:43

_ _ hands waxed feeble — attempted no resistance; immediately was overcome, as Herodotus tells us.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 50:33-46.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Jeremiah 50:43

The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands (d) became feeble: anguish took hold of him, [and] pangs as of a woman in travail.

(d) Which is meant of Belshazzar, (Daniel 5:6).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
king:

Jeremiah 51:31 One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at [one] end,
Isaiah 13:6-8 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD [is] at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. ... And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces [shall be as] flames.
Isaiah 21:3-4 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travaileth: I was bowed down at the hearing [of it]; I was dismayed at the seeing [of it]. ... My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.
Daniel 5:5-6 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. ... Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.

pangs:

Jeremiah 49:22 Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
Jeremiah 49:24 Damascus is waxed feeble, [and] turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on [her]: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.
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Is 13:6; 21:3. Jr 49:22, 24; 51:31. Dn 5:5.

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