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Jeremiah 31:15

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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 Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Jeremiah 31:15

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

 

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.

 

Comments for Jeremiah 31:15

Ernest Murandu's comment on 2013-06-22 08:37:54:

I am not a scholar of theology but my guess regarding the coming in of Rachel centers on the initial contract between Jacob and Laban. Jacob's wife was to be Rachel. Though Laban deceived Jacob, the contract remained in force. Only the length of labour changed. The zeal with which Jacob worked clearly testfies to this. Leah was accepted probably to avoid enemies on both sides. In that sense therefore, all Israel can be officially 'Rachel's children'.

 


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