Jeremiah 49:35

35 This is what the LORD Almighty says: “See, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might.

Read Jeremiah 49:35 Using Other Translations

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.
Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might.
This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: “I will destroy the archers of Elam— the best of their forces.

What does Jeremiah 49:35 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 49:35

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I will break the bow of Elam,
&c.] The inhabitants of this country were famous for their skill in archery; (See Gill on Isaiah 22:6); this the Lord threatens to break, so that it, should be useless, and of no more service to them to defend themselves, or annoy others. Their strength, as the Targum; that in which their great strength and security lay; in which they put their trust and confidence, as follows: the chief of their might;
which may be interpreted, by way of apposition, of their bow, the chief instrument of their might and power; or may design their mighty men, the archers themselves, who should be destroyed, even Elam itself, and all the inhabitants of it; especially their warriors, who should be slain or carried captive.

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