Jeremiah 15:18

“Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Why is my paine perpetuall? and my wound incurable which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether vnto me as a lyar, and as waters that faile?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Why has my pain been perpetual And my wound incurable, refusing to be healed? Will You indeed be to me like a deceptive {stream} With water that is unreliable?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou indeed be unto me as a deceitful `brook', as waters that fail?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why is my pain unending and my wound without hope of being made well? Sorrow is mine, for you are to me as a stream offering false hope and as waters which are not certain.
- Basic English Bible

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable? It refuseth to be healed. Wilt thou be altogether unto me as a treacherous [spring], [as] waters that fail?
- Darby Bible

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuseth to be healed? wilt thou be altogether to me as a liar, and as waters that fail?
- Webster's Bible

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, which refuses to be healed? will you indeed be to me as a deceitful [brook], as waters that fail?
- World English Bible

Why hath my pain been perpetual? And my wound incurable? It hath refused to be healed, Thou art surely to me as a failing stream, Waters not stedfast.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Why is my pain perpetual, and my wound incurable, so that it refuseth to be healed? Wilt Thou indeed be unto me as a deceitful brook, as waters that fail?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 15:18


15:18 Why - Jeremiah, though a great prophet, was (as Elijah) a man subject to like passions with other men.


Discussion for Jeremiah 15:18

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