Jeremiah 16:19

“O Lord, my strength and my fortresse, and my refuge in the day of affliction; the Gentiles shall come vnto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say; Surely our fathers haue inherited lyes, vanitie, and things wherein there is no profit.”

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O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and [things] wherein [there is] no profit.
- King James Version

O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

O Jehovah, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, `even' vanity and things wherein there is no profit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

O Lord, my strength and my strong tower, my safe place in the day of trouble, the nations will come to you from the ends of the earth, and say, The heritage of our fathers is nothing but deceit, even false things in which there is no profit.
- Basic English Bible

Jehovah, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of distress, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and they shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited falsehood [and] vanity; and in these things there is no profit.
- Darby Bible

O LORD, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come to thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things in which there is no profit.
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, [even] vanity and things in which there is no profit.
- World English Bible

O Jehovah, my strength, and my fortress, And my refuge in a day of adversity, Unto Thee nations do come from the ends of earth, And say, Only falsehood did our fathers inherit, Vanity, and none among them is profitable.
- Youngs Literal Bible

O LORD, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge, in the day of affliction, unto Thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say: 'Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, vanity and things wherein there is no profit.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Jeremiah 16

  • Obbie Beal
    2018, saved or not-saved the wrath of Jehovah / GOD has begun (see above); Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. This old earth is not my home, Jesus speak of mansions and returning for THOSE OF HIS. I will trust HIM instead of a 401K; He feed the birds and 65 years He fed me; WOW! WOW! WOW!
  • Brianna vs. 21
    While the revised King James uses " LORD" several Bibles used the Holy name JEHOVAH. This has lead to research to show that many times where LORD is, the name JEHOVAH/YAHWEH should appear. The Bible says there are many gods and many lords( 1 cor. 8:5), but when we distinguish OUR God by his name, then he will become real to us and we can have a relationship with him. No name.....no relationship.
  • Obbie Beal
    Jeremiah recorded this for his generation and the generations of 2017. WOW. WOW, WOW!
  • Meme
    I believe this chapter applies to past and present. All the verses can also be associated with today's society. Because of our disregard for the laws and commands of The Almighty, we will all come to know him before the end of this existence we call life.
  • Grace
    Jeremiah 16 speaks of the consequences of willful sin, which happens when our hearts depart from the Lord and we serve the Gods of this world - the flesh, materialism and godlessness, All the while we may deceive ourselves by having a name that we are alive christians but we long died spritually. Such hypocrisy and departure from the Lord , God will judge. When we sin willfully after having come to the knowledge of truth, there is no more sacrifice for sin but JUDGEMENT. God however gives hope if we repent and serve him truly that he will forgive and restore us back to our rightful place in the kingdom of God, much like the prodigal son who was received back after wasting his life in wanton living.
  • Robert
    Jeremiah is a type of Jew during the Tribulation period. This chapter is reflective of God bringing the children of Israel back before the Tribulation. It is happening now, they call it Alaya. V14-16 is them being brought back by God to go through the worst trial that Israel ever faced. V15 God sends His fishers witnesses out for those who will hear Rev.7:4. Those that won 't come, the hunters will hunt down like the Nazi 's did. Jeremiah is given prophesies concerning AD 70,the Holocaust 1940 's and the same will repeat itself during the Tribulation period. Jacob 's trouble.

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