NASB — Jeremiah 9 — KJV

A Lament over Zion

  1 IaOh that my head were waters
  And my eyes a fountain of tears,
  That I might weep day and night
  For the slain of the bdaughter of my people!
  2 IaOh that I had in the desert
  A wayfarers’ lodging place;
  That I might leave my people
  And go from them!
  For all of them are badulterers,
  An assembly of ctreacherous men.
  3 “They abend their tongue [like] their bow;
  Lies and not truth prevail in the land;
  For they bproceed from evil to evil,
  And they cdo not know Me,” declares the LORD.
  4 “Let everyone abe on guard against his neighbor,
  And bdo not trust any brother;
  Because every cbrother deals Icraftily,
  And every neighbor dgoes about as a slanderer.
  5 “Everyone adeceives his neighbor
  And does not speak the truth,
  They have taught their tongue to speak lies;
  They bweary themselves committing iniquity.
  6 “Your adwelling is in the midst of deceit;
  Through deceit they brefuse to know Me,” declares the LORD.

[1] ICh 8:23 in Heb aIs 22:4; Jr 8:18; 13:17; Lm 2:18 bJr 6:26; 8:21, 22
[2] ICh 9:1 in Heb aPs 55:6, 7; 120:5, 6 bJr 5:7, 8; 23:10; Ho 4:2 cJr 5:11; 12:1, 6
[3] aPs 64:3; Is 59:4; Jr 9:8 bJr 4:22 cJg 2:10; 1S 2:12; Jr 4:22; 5:4, 5; Ho 4:1; 1Co 15:34
[4] II.e. like Jacob (a play on words) aPs 12:2; Pv 26:24, 25; Jr 9:8; Mi 7:5, 6 bJr 12:6 cGn 27:35 dPs 15:3; Pv 10:18; Jr 6:28
[5] aMi 6:12 bJr 12:13; 51:58, 64
[6] aPs 120:5, 6; Jr 5:27; 8:5 bJb 21:14, 15; Pv 1:24; Jr 11:10; 13:10; Jn 3:19, 20

7 ¶ Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts,
  “Behold, I will refine them and aassay them;
  For bwhat [else] can I do, because of the daughter of My people?
  8 “Their atongue is a deadly arrow;
  It speaks deceit;
  With his mouth one bspeaks peace to his neighbor,
  But inwardly he csets an ambush for him.
  9aShall I not punish them for these things?” declares the LORD.
  “On a nation such as this
  Shall I not avenge Myself?

[7] aIs 1:25; Jr 6:27; Mal 3:3 bHo 11:8
[8] aJr 9:3 bPs 28:3 cJr 5:26
[9] aIs 1:24; Jr 5:9, 29

  10 ¶ “For the amountains I will take up a weeping and wailing,
  And for the pastures of the bwilderness a dirge,
  Because they are claid waste so that no one passes through,
  And the lowing of the cattle is not heard;
  Both the dbirds of the sky and the beasts have fled; they are gone.
  11 “I will make Jerusalem a aheap of ruins,
  A haunt of bjackals;
  And I will make the cities of Judah a cdesolation, without inhabitant.”

[10] aJr 4:24; 7:29 bJr 4:26; Ho 4:3 cJr 12:4, 10; Ezk 14:15; 29:11; 33:28 dJr 4:25; 12:4; Ho 4:3
[11] aIs 25:2; Jr 51:37 bIs 13:22; 34:13 cJr 4:27; 26:9

12 ¶ Who is the awise man that may understand this? And [who is] he to whom bthe mouth of the LORD has spoken, that he may declare it? cWhy is the land ruined, laid waste like a desert, so that no one passes through? 13 The LORD said, “Because they have aforsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice nor walked according to it, 14 but have awalked after the stubbornness of their heart and after the bBaals, as their cfathers taught them,” 15 therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, “behold, aI will feed them, this people, with wormwood and give them bpoisoned water to drink. 16 I will ascatter them among the nations, whom neither they nor their fathers have known; and I will send the bsword after them until I have annihilated them.”

[12] aPs 107:43; Is 42:23; Ho 14:9 bJr 9:20; 23:16 cPs 107:34; Jr 23:10
[13] a2Ch 7:19; Ps 89:30; Jr 5:19; 22:9
[14] aJr 7:24; 11:8; Ro 1:21-24 bJr 2:8, 23; 23:27 cGa 1:14; 1P 1:18
[15] aPs 80:5 bDt 29:18; Jr 8:14; 23:15; Lm 3:15
[16] aLv 26:33; Dt 28:64; Jr 13:24 bJr 44:27; Ezk 5:2, 12

17 ¶ Thus says the LORD of hosts,
  “Consider and call for the amourning women, that they may come;
  And send for the Ibwailing women, that they may come!
  18 “Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us,
  That our aeyes may shed tears
  And our eyelids flow with water.
  19 “For a voice of awailing is heard from Zion,
  ‘bHow are we ruined!
  We are put to great shame,
  For we have cleft the land,
  Because they have cast down our dwellings.’”
  20 Now hear the word of the LORD, O you awomen,
  And let your ear receive the word of His mouth;
  Teach your daughters wailing,
  And everyone her neighbor a dirge.
  21 For adeath has come up through our windows;
  It has entered our palaces
  To cut off the bchildren from the streets,
  The young men from the town squares.
  22 Speak, “Thus says the LORD,
  ‘The corpses of men will fall alike dung on the open field,
  And like the sheaf after the reaper,
  But no one will gather [them].’”

[17] ILit skilled a2Ch 35:25; Ec 12:5 bAm 5:16
[18] aIs 22:4; Jr 9:1; 14:17
[19] aJr 7:29; Ezk 7:16-18 bDt 28:29; Jr 4:13 cJr 7:15; 15:1
[20] aIs 32:9
[21] a2Ch 36:17; Jr 15:7; 18:21; Ezk 9:5, 6; Am 6:9, 10 bJr 6:11
[22] aPs 83:10; Is 5:25; Jr 8:2; 16:4; 25:33

23 ¶ Thus says the LORD, “aLet not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the bmighty man boast of his might, let not a crich man boast of his riches; 24 but let him who boasts aboast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who bexercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I cdelight in these things,” declares the LORD.

[23] aEc 9:11; Is 47:10; Ezk 28:3-7 b1K 20:10, 11; Is 10:8-12 cJb 31:24, 25; Ps 49:6-9
[24] aPs 20:7; 44:8; Is 41:16; Jr 4:2; 1Co 1:31; 2Co 10:17; Ga 6:14 bEx 34:6, 7; Ps 36:5, 7; 51:1 cIs 61:8; Mi 7:18

25 ¶ “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the LORD, “that I will punish all who are circumcised and yet auncircumcised26 Egypt and Judah, and Edom and the sons of Ammon, and Moab and aall those inhabiting the desert who clip the hair on their temples; for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are buncircumcised of heart.”

[25] aJr 4:4; Ro 2:28, 29
[26] aJr 25:23 bLv 26:41; Jr 4:4; 6:10; Ezk 44:7; Ro 2:28


New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.
For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries
Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

Jeremiah lamenteth the Jews for their manifold sins,

1 ¶ Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! 2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they [be] all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. 3 And they bend their tongues [like] their bow [for] lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD. 4 Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders. 5 And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, [and] weary themselves to commit iniquity. 6 Thine habitation [is] in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD. 7 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people? 8 Their tongue [is as] an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: [one] speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.

[1] Ps 42:3; 119:136; Is 16:9; 22:4; Jr 4:19; 6:26; 8:21; 13:17; 14:17; Lm 2:11, 18; 3:48; Ezk 21:6.
[2] Ps 55:6; 120:5; Jr 5:7; 12:1, 6; 23:10; Ezk 22:10; Ho 4:2; 5:7; 6:7; 7:4; Mi 7:1, 2; Zp 3:4; Mal 2:11; Jm 4:4.
[3] Jg 2:10; 1S 2:12; Ps 52:2; 64:3; 120:2; Is 59:3, 13; Jr 4:22; 7:26; 9:5, 8; 22:16; 31:34; Ho 4:1; Mi 7:3; Mt 10:31; Mk 8:38; Jn 8:54; 17:3; Ro 1:16, 28; 3:13; 2Co 4:4; Php 1:28; 2Ti 3:13; Jde 1:3; Rv 12:11.
[4] Gn 27:35; 32:28; Lv 19:16; Ps 12:2; 15:3; 55:11; Pv 6:16, 19; 10:18; 25:18; 26:24; Jr 6:28; 12:6; Ezk 22:9; Mi 7:5; Mt 10:17, 21, 34; Lk 21:16; 1Th 4:6; 1P 2:1.
[5] Gn 19:11; Jb 11:3; 15:5; Ps 7:14; 50:19; 64:3; 140:3; Pv 4:16; Is 5:18; 41:6; 44:12; 57:10; 59:13; Jr 9:3, 5, 8; Ezk 24:12; Mi 6:3, 12; Hab 2:13; Ep 4:25; 1Ti 4:2.
[6] Jb 21:14; Ps 120:2; Pv 1:24, 29; Jr 11:19; 13:10; 18:18; 20:10; Ho 4:6; Jn 3:19; Ro 1:28; 1Co 15:34.
[7] 2Ch 36:15; Is 1:25; 48:10; Jr 6:29; 31:20; Ezk 22:18; 26:11; Ho 6:4; 11:8; Zc 1:14; 13:9; Mal 3:3; 1P 1:7; 4:12.
[8] 2S 3:27; 20:9; Ps 12:2; 28:3; 55:21; 57:4; 64:3, 8; 120:3; Pv 26:24; Jr 9:3, 5; Mt 26:48.

and for their judgment.

9 ¶ Shall I not visit them for these [things]? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? 10 For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none can pass through [them]; neither can [men] hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beast are fled; they are gone. 11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, [and] a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.

[9] Is 1:24; Jr 5:9, 29.
[10] Is 49:19; Jr 2:6; 4:19, 25; 7:29; 8:18; 12:4, 10; 13:16; 14:6; 23:10; Lm 1:16; 2:11; Ezk 14:15; 29:11; 33:28; Ho 4:3; Jol 1:10.
[11] Ne 4:2; Ps 79:1; Is 13:22; 25:2; 34:13; 44:26; Jr 10:22; 25:11, 18; 26:18; 34:22; 51:37; Lm 2:2, 7; 3:47; Mi 1:6; 3:12; 6:16; Rv 18:2.

Disobedience is the cause of their bitter calamity.

12 ¶ Who [is] the wise man, that may understand this? and [who is he] to whom the mouth of the LORD hath spoken, that he may declare it, for what the land perisheth [and] is burned up like a wilderness, that none passeth through? 13 And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; 14 But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them: 15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, [even] this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink. 16 I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them.

[12] Dt 29:22; 32:29; 1K 9:8; Ps 107:34, 43; Jr 5:19; 16:10; 22:8; Ezk 14:23; 22:25; Ho 14:9; Mt 24:15; Rv 1:3.
[13] Dt 31:16; 2Ch 7:19; Ezr 9:10; Ps 89:30; 119:53; Pv 28:4; Jr 22:9; Zp 3:1.
[14] Gn 6:5; Jr 3:17; 7:24; 44:17; Zc 1:4; Ro 1:21; Ga 1:14; Ep 2:3; 4:17; 1P 1:18.
[15] Ps 60:3; 69:21; 75:8; 80:5; Is 2:17, 22; Jr 8:14; 23:15; 25:15; Lm 3:15, 19; Rv 8:11.
[16] Lv 26:33; Dt 4:27; 28:25, 36, 64; 32:26; Ne 1:8; Ps 106:27; Jr 13:24; 15:2; 24:10; 25:27; 29:17; 44:27; 49:36; Ezk 5:2, 12; 11:17; 12:15; 14:17; 20:23; Zc 7:14; Jm 1:1.

He exhorteth to mourn for their destruction,

17 ¶ Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning [women], that they may come: 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. 19 For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How are we spoiled! we are greatly confounded, because we have forsaken the land, because our dwellings have cast [us] out. 20 Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbour lamentation. 21 For death is come up into our windows, [and] is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, [and] the young men from the streets. 22 Speak, Thus saith the LORD, Even the carcases of men shall fall as dung upon the open field, and as the handful after the harvestman, and none shall gather [them].

[17] 2Ch 35:25; Jb 3:8; Ec 12:5; Am 5:16; Mt 9:23; Mk 5:38.
[18] Is 22:4; Jr 6:26; 9:1, 10, 20; 13:17; 14:17; Lm 1:2; 2:11, 18; Lk 19:41.
[19] Lv 18:25, 28; 20:22; Dt 28:29; Jr 2:14; 4:13, 20, 30, 31; Lm 4:15; 5:2; Ezk 7:16; Mi 1:8; 2:4, 10.
[20] Jb 22:22; Is 3:16; 32:9; Jr 9:17; Lk 23:27.
[21] 2Ch 36:17; Jr 6:11; 15:7; Ezk 9:5; 21:14; Am 6:10.
[22] 2K 9:37; Ps 83:10; Is 5:25; Jr 7:33; 8:2; 16:4; 25:33; Zp 1:17.

and to trust not in themselves, but in God.

23 ¶ Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise [man] glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty [man] glory in his might, let not the rich [man] glory in his riches: 24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I [am] the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these [things] I delight, saith the LORD.

[23] Dt 8:17; 1S 17:4, 42; 1K 20:10; Jb 5:12; 31:24; Ps 33:16; 49:6, 10, 16; 52:6; 62:10; Pv 11:4; Ec 2:13, 19; 9:11; Is 5:21; 10:8, 12; 36:8; Ezk 7:19; 28:2; 29:9; Dn 3:15; 4:30, 37; 5:18; Am 2:14; Zp 1:18; Mk 10:24; Lk 12:19; Ac 12:22; Ro 1:22; 1Co 1:19, 27; 3:18; 1Ti 6:10; Jm 3:14.
[24] Ex 34:5; 1S 15:22; Ps 36:5; 44:8; 51:1; 91:14; 99:4; 145:7; 146:7; Is 41:16; 45:25; 61:8; Jr 4:2; 31:33; Mi 6:8; 7:18; Mt 11:27; Lk 10:22; Jn 17:3; Ro 3:25; 5:11; 1Co 1:31; 2Co 4:6; 10:17; Ga 6:14; Php 3:3; 1Jn 5:20.

He threateneth both Jews and Gentiles.

25 ¶ Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will punish all [them which are] circumcised with the uncircumcised; 26 Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all [that are] in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for all [these] nations [are] uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel [are] uncircumcised in the heart.

[25] Ezk 28:10; 32:19; Am 3:2; Ro 2:8, 25; Ga 5:2.
[26] Lv 21:5; 26:41; Dt 30:6; Is 13:1; 19:24; Jr 4:4; 25:9, 23; 27:3; 46:1; 49:32; Ezk 24:1; 44:7, 9; Am 1:1; Zp 1:1; Ac 7:51; Ro 2:28.


KJV 1769 King James Bible Authorized Version (Student's Edition)
©2011 by First Gospel Publications, Zion, Ill. All rights reserved.
For downloads and more information please visit www.FirstGospel.com.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
with Hebrew-Chaldee and Greek Dictionaries
Featuring the qBible.com Living Strong's Lexical Map
©2003 by The WWW Chat Bible Compages. All rights reserved.
For how to use color-coding please view [www.ChatBible.com/key.asp].

Jeremiah 9 Top of NASB New American Standard Bible KJV King James Version Red-Letter Strong's Concordance Numbers Cross References & Footnotes

 ChatBible.com  |  Lexicon & Concordance  |  1611Bible.com 
 Search  |  Promote  |  Comment  |  About  | Become a fan.