Jeremiah 17:8

“For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her rootes by the riuer, and shall not see when heate commeth, but her leafe shall be greene, and shall not be carefull in the yeere of drought, neither shall cease from yeelding fruit.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, that spreadeth out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat cometh, but its leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For he will be like a tree planted by the waters, pushing out its roots by the stream; he will have no fear when the heat comes, but his leaf will be green; in a dry year he will have no care, and will go on giving fruit.
- Basic English Bible

For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out its roots by the stream, and he shall not see when heat cometh, but his leaf shall be green; and in the year of drought he shall not be careful, neither shall he cease to yield fruit.
- Darby Bible

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be anxious in the year of drouth, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
- Webster's Bible

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, who spreads out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat comes, but its leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
- World English Bible

And hath been as a tree planted by waters, And by a rivulet he sendeth forth his roots, And he doth not see when heat cometh, And his leaf hath been green, And in a year of dearth he is not sorrowful, Nor doth he cease from making fruit.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out its roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but its foliage shall be luxuriant; and shall not be anxious in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Jeremiah 17

  • Jason
    I believe Jeremiah Hilkiah wrote the book of Jeremiah. At least this is what we've been taught.
  • Cephus McBride
    It's a true saying, we must trust in the Lord Jesus. And lead not on our own understanding. Trusting God is the only way we can find a true peace of mind. Amen
  • Tilda
    hallelujah,trusting in the Lord is full expression of your faith in Him.Now trusting in the Lord carries both a blessing and a reward for the word of God says but it is difficult to please the Lord without faith,for those who come to Him should believe that He is and a rewarder to all those who dilligently seek Him.Trust in the Lord and He will strengthen you.bless you and reward you.GLORY TO JESUS
  • Richard
    To me this is telling me to trust only in God.
  • Norm
    Heavenly Father, thank You LORD GOD for blessings innumerable and gifts unspeakable! In Christ Jesus we are saved! Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. Jeremiah 17:17 Be not a terror unto me: thou art my hope in the day of evil. Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. John 6:58 This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever. John 11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
  • Abrahamgunasekar
    Except God whom we can trust No men is trustworthy also only God should give way to man to help

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