Jeremiah 8:17

“For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For behold, I wil send serpents, cockatrices among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you; saith the Lord.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"For behold, I am sending serpents against you, Adders, for which there is no charm, And they will bite you, declares the LORD."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For, behold, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you, saith Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

See, I will send snakes and poison-snakes among you, against which the wonder-worker has no power; and they will give you wounds which may not be made well, says the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

For behold, I send among you serpents, vipers against which there is no charm, and they shall bite you, saith Jehovah.
- Darby Bible

For behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.
- Webster's Bible

For, behold, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you, says Yahweh.
- World English Bible

For, lo, I am sending among you serpents, Vipers that have no charmer, And they have bitten you, an affirmation of Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

For, behold, I will send serpents, basilisks, among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 8:17


8:17 Shall bite - There will be no appeasing their fury by any method.


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