Jeremiah 9:18

“And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Jeremiah 9:18

And let them make haste, and take vp a wailing for vs, that our eyes may run down with teares, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may shed tears And our eyelids flow with water.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let them quickly make cries of sorrow for us, so that drops may be flowing from our eyes till they are streaming with water.
- Basic English Bible

and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids pour forth waters.
- Darby Bible

And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
- Webster's Bible

and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
- World English Bible

And they hasten, and lift up for us a wailing. And run down our eyes do tears, And from our eyelids do waters flow.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(9:17) And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Jeremiah 9:18

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 9:18


9:16 A sword - But I will follow them with the sword, 'till they be destroyed, such of them as were appointed for destruction; for otherwise, they were not all consumed, a full end was not to be made.

9:17 Women - Who were hired to tear their hair, and beat their breasts, with other mourning postures, a foolish custom which has obtained in most ages and countries. Cunning - Such as are most skilful in it.

9:20 Every one - It denotes how large and universal the mourning shall be.


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