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Jeremiah 20:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Why did I ever come forth from the womb To look on trouble and sorrow, So that my days have been spent in shame?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Why was I brought into the world to see labor and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Wherefore came I forth from the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed in shame?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Wherefore, was, it—That, from the womb, I came forth, to see labour and pain; and, That, in shame, should, my days, be consumed!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Why [is] this? from the womb I have come out, To see labour and sorrow, Yea, consumed in shame are my days!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Why came I out of the womb, to see labour and sorrow, and that my days should be spent in confusion?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Wherefore came I forth out of the wombe to see labour and sorrow, that my daies should be consumed with shame?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Why is it that I came forth of the womb to see troubles and distresses, and my days are spent in shame?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Wherefore x4100
(4100) Complement
מָּה
mah
{maw}
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
came I forth 3318
{3318} Prime
יָצָא
yatsa'
{yaw-tsaw'}
A primitive root; to go (causatively bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proximate.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
out of the womb 7358
{7358} Prime
רֶחֶם
rechem
{rekh'-em}
From H7355; the womb (compare H7356).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
to see 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
labour 5999
{5999} Prime
עָמָל
`amal
{aw-mawl'}
From H5998; toil, that is, wearing effort; hence worry, whether of body or mind.
and sorrow, 3015
{3015} Prime
יָגוֹן
yagown
{yaw-gohn'}
From H3013; affliction.
that my days 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
should be consumed 3615
{3615} Prime
כָּלָה
kalah
{kaw-law'}
A primitive root; to end, whether intransitively (to cease, be finished, perish) or transitively (to complete, prepare, consume).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
with shame? 1322
{1322} Prime
בֹּשֶׁת
bosheth
{bo'-sheth}
From H0954; shame (the feeling and the condition, as well as its cause); by implication (specifically) an idol.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 20:14-18.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
came:

Job 3:20 Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter [in] soul;
Job 14:1 Man [that is] born of a woman [is] of few days, and full of trouble.
Job 14:13 O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!
Lamentations 3:1 I [am] the man [that] hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

to see:

Jeremiah 8:18 [When] I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart [is] faint in me.
Genesis 3:16-19 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire [shall be] to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. ... In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou [art], and unto dust shalt thou return.
Psalms 90:10 The days of our years [are] threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength [they be] fourscore years, yet [is] their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Lamentations 1:12 [Is it] nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted [me] in the day of his fierce anger.
John 16:20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
Hebrews 10:36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

with:

Psalms 69:19 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries [are] all before thee.
Isaiah 1:6 From the sole of the foot even unto the head [there is] no soundness in it; [but] wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: they have not been closed, neither bound up, neither mollified with ointment.
Isaiah 51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart [is] my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.
1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. ... Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, [and are] the offscouring of all things unto this day.
2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
Hebrews 11:36 And others had trial of [cruel] mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:
Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 13:13 Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.
1 Peter 4:14-16 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy [are ye]; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. ... Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
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Gn 3:16. Jb 3:20; 14:1, 13. Ps 69:19; 90:10. Is 1:6; 51:7. Jr 8:18. Lm 1:12; 3:1. Jn 16:20. Ac 5:41. 1Co 4:9. 2Ti 1:12. He 10:36; 11:36; 12:2; 13:13. 1P 4:14.

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