Jeremiah 31:15

“Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thus saith the Lord; A voyce was heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping: Rahel weeping for her children, refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Thus says the LORD, "A voice is heard in Ramah, Lamentation {and} bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; She refuses to be comforted for her children, Because they are no more."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thus saith Jehovah: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children; she refuseth to be comforted for her children, because they are not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So has the Lord said: In Ramah there is a sound of crying, weeping and bitter sorrow; Rachel weeping for her children; she will not be comforted for their loss.
- Basic English Bible

Thus saith Jehovah: A voice hath been heard in Ramah, the wail of very bitter weeping, -- Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children, because they are not.
- Darby Bible

Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.
- Webster's Bible

Thus says Yahweh: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.
- World English Bible

Thus said Jehovah, A voice in Ramah is heard, wailing, weeping most bitter, Rachel is weeping for her sons, She hath refused to be comforted for her sons, because they are not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thus saith the LORD: A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children; she refuseth to be comforted for her children, because they are not.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 31:15


31:15 In Ramah - That is, in Canaan, and particularly in Ramah, where Nebuzar - adan, chap.#40:1|, disposed of the prisoners he had taken, setting some at liberty, ordering others to death, and carrying the rest away to Babylon, which caused a bitter weeping and lamentation. Rachel - Rachel is here brought in, having been buried near that place, as if she were risen up from the grave, and lamented the Jewish nation which came out of her loins (for so Benjamin did, which was one of the two tribes that made the kingdom of Judah.) Were not - Because her children either were not absolutely, being slain by the pestilence, the famine, and the sword of the king of Babylon, or were no longer her children, being transplanted into Babylon. And there was a lamentation like this, when Herod caused the infants of two years old to be slain in Bethlehem, and in the coasts round about Bethlehem, of which Ramah was one.


Discussion for Jeremiah 31

  • Bobby Earl Epinger
    The Almighty God made the first Covenant with Israel and Jeremiah 31:31 clearly states that He will make The New Covenant with Israel also. Because Salvation comes from and is of the Jewish people through our Savior Jesus, Who is The Christ and Savior not only in this world, but also in the world that is to come.
  • Brianna
    @EDWARD WEPUKHULU

    GOD is poetically referring to Israel, as you will find tha Israel wavered in their faithfulness to Jehovah God. IN this verse God is Inviting Israel to return to him in pure worship. One reference work puts it this way: Thus, as a wife would press around her husband in order to get back into good relations with him, so Israel would return to God's favor.
  • Terence
    In times of weakness Jesus is always there to streghthen us...He turns sorrow into Joy and our mournings into dancing ...How great and faithful He is to us!He deserve to be praise and worship the true King Jesus!
  • Lilian
    God is a promising God and a good Father to us. He loves us so much that he sent his only begotten Son Jesus Christ for whoever believes in him will not be perish but have everlasting life. Thanks to Jesus for the precious blood that shed for us on the cross. We are now saved by his Grace as his love to all of us endures forever. We must now believe Jesus and obey his words and commandments until. Jesus loves you and he is faithful to his promises and he will never ever leave us nor forsake us. There is no other Jehovah its only Jesus the Provider our Peace and our Healer. Thanks to Jesus for his precious blood, his resurrection his acension and thanks for sending us the Holy Spirit. Amen
  • Shannon Coultas for verse 22
    all the men most will be dead.
  • P. mitchell for verse 16
    I just finished 10 10 a season of seeking the face of God through prayer and fasting. He lit up my spirit with a word 2 days ago "The spirit of God is rising in the earth. " Today He gives Jer 31 16. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!

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