KJV JER4 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekJER3.htm JER5.htm
4:1 If thou wilt return [H7725] , O Israel [H3478] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , return [H7725] unto me: and if thou wilt put away [H5493] thine abominations [H8251] out of my sight [H6440] , then shalt thou not remove [H5110] .
4:2 And thou shalt swear [H7650] , The LORD [H3068] liveth [H2416] , in truth [H571] , in judgment [H4941] , and in righteousness [H6666] ; and the nations [H1471] shall bless [H1288] themselves in him, and in him shall they glory [H1984] .
4:3 For thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] to the men [H376] of Judah [H3063] and Jerusalem [H3389] , Break up [H5214] your fallow ground [H5215] , and sow [H2232] not among thorns [H6975] .
4:4 Circumcise [H4135] yourselves to the LORD [H3068] , and take away [H5493] the foreskins [H6190] of your heart [H3824] , ye men [H376] of Judah [H3063] and inhabitants [H3427] of Jerusalem [H3389] : lest my fury [H2534] come forth [H3318] like fire [H784] , and burn [H1197] that none can quench [H3518] [it], because [H6440] of the evil [H7455] of your doings [H4611] .
4:5 Declare [H5046] ye in Judah [H3063] , and publish [H8085] in Jerusalem [H3389] ; and say [H559] , Blow [H8628] ye the trumpet [H7782] in the land [H776] : cry [H7121] , gather together [H4390] , and say [H559] , Assemble [H622] yourselves, and let us go [H935] into the defenced [H4013] cities [H5892] .
4:6 Set up [H5375] the standard [H5251] toward Zion [H6726] : retire [H5756] , stay [H5975] not: for I will bring [H935] evil [H7451] from the north [H6828] , and a great [H1419] destruction [H7667] .(retire: or, strengthen)(destruction: Heb. breaking)
4:7 The lion [H738] is come up [H5927] from his thicket [H5441] , and the destroyer [H7843] of the Gentiles [H1471] is on his way [H5265] ; he is gone forth [H3318] from his place [H4725] to make [H7760] thy land [H776] desolate [H8047] ; [and] thy cities [H5892] shall be laid waste [H5327] , without an inhabitant [H3427] .
4:8 For this gird [H2296] you with sackcloth [H8242] , lament [H5594] and howl [H3213] : for the fierce [H2740] anger [H639] of the LORD [H3068] is not turned back [H7725] from us.
4:9 And it shall come to pass at that day [H3117] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , [that] the heart [H3820] of the king [H4428] shall perish [H6] , and the heart [H3820] of the princes [H8269] ; and the priests [H3548] shall be astonished [H8074] , and the prophets [H5030] shall wonder [H8539] .
4:10 Then said [H559] I, Ah [H162] , Lord [H136] GOD [H3069] ! surely [H403] thou hast greatly [H5377] deceived [H5377] this people [H5971] and Jerusalem [H3389] , saying [H559] , Ye shall have peace [H7965] ; whereas the sword [H2719] reacheth [H5060] unto the soul [H5315] .
4:11 At that time [H6256] shall it be said [H559] to this people [H5971] and to Jerusalem [H3389] , A dry [H6703] wind [H7307] of the high places [H8205] in the wilderness [H4057] toward [H1870] the daughter [H1323] of my people [H5971] , not to fan [H2219] , nor to cleanse [H1305] ,
4:12 [Even] a full [H4392] wind [H7307] from those [places] shall come [H935] unto me: now also will I give [H1696] sentence [H4941] against them.(a full: or, a fuller wind than those)(give: Heb. utter judgments)
4:13 Behold, he shall come up [H5927] as clouds [H6051] , and his chariots [H4818] [shall be] as a whirlwind [H5492] : his horses [H5483] are swifter [H7043] than eagles [H5404] . Woe [H188] unto us! for we are spoiled [H7703] .
4:14 O Jerusalem [H3389] , wash [H3526] thine heart [H3820] from wickedness [H7451] , that thou mayest be saved [H3467] . How long shall thy vain [H205] thoughts [H4284] lodge [H3885] within [H7130] thee?
4:15 For a voice [H6963] declareth [H5046] from Dan [H1835] , and publisheth [H8085] affliction [H205] from mount [H2022] Ephraim [H669] .
4:16 Make ye mention [H2142] to the nations [H1471] ; behold, publish [H8085] against Jerusalem [H3389] , [that] watchers [H5341] come [H935] from a far [H4801] country [H776] , and give out [H5414] their voice [H6963] against the cities [H5892] of Judah [H3063] .
4:17 As keepers [H8104] of a field [H7704] , are they against her round about [H5439] ; because she hath been rebellious [H4784] against me, saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .
4:18 Thy way [H1870] and thy doings [H4611] have procured [H6213] these [things] unto thee; this [is] thy wickedness [H7451] , because it is bitter [H4751] , because it reacheth [H5060] unto thine heart [H3820] .
4:19 My bowels [H4578] , my bowels [H4578] ! I am pained [H2342] [H3176] at my very [H7023] heart [H3820] ; my heart [H3820] maketh a noise [H1993] in me; I cannot hold my peace [H2790] , because thou hast heard [H8085] , O my soul [H5315] , the sound [H6963] of the trumpet [H7782] , the alarm [H8643] of war [H4421] .(my very: Heb. the walls of my heart)
4:20 Destruction [H7667] upon destruction [H7667] is cried [H7121] ; for the whole land [H776] is spoiled [H7703] : suddenly [H6597] are my tents [H168] spoiled [H7703] , [and] my curtains [H3407] in a moment [H7281] .
4:21 How long shall I see [H7200] the standard [H5251] , [and] hear [H8085] the sound [H6963] of the trumpet [H7782] ?
4:22 For my people [H5971] [is] foolish [H191] , they have not known [H3045] me; they [are] sottish [H5530] children [H1121] , and they have none understanding [H995] : they [are] wise [H2450] to do evil [H7489] , but to do good [H3190] they have no knowledge [H3045] .
4:23 I beheld [H7200] the earth [H776] , and, lo, [it was] without form [H8414] , and void [H922] ; and the heavens [H8064] , and they [had] no light [H216] .
4:24 I beheld [H7200] the mountains [H2022] , and, lo, they trembled [H7493] , and all the hills [H1389] moved lightly [H7043] .
4:25 I beheld [H7200] , and, lo, [there was] no man [H120] , and all the birds [H5775] of the heavens [H8064] were fled [H5074] .
4:26 I beheld [H7200] , and, lo, the fruitful place [H3759] [was] a wilderness [H4057] , and all the cities [H5892] thereof were broken down [H5422] at the presence [H6440] of the LORD [H3068] , [and] by his fierce [H2740] anger [H639] .
4:27 For thus hath the LORD [H3068] said [H559] , The whole land [H776] shall be desolate [H8077] ; yet will I not make [H6213] a full end [H3617] .
4:28 For this shall the earth [H776] mourn [H56] , and the heavens [H8064] above [H4605] be black [H6937] : because I have spoken [H1696] [it], I have purposed [H2161] [it], and will not repent [H5162] , neither will I turn back [H7725] from it.
4:29 The whole city [H5892] shall flee [H1272] for the noise [H6963] of the horsemen [H6571] and bowmen [H7198] [H7411] ; they shall go [H935] into thickets [H5645] , and climb up [H5927] upon the rocks [H3710] : every city [H5892] [shall be] forsaken [H5800] , and not a man [H376] dwell [H3427] therein [H2004] .
4:30 And [when] thou [art] spoiled [H7703] , what wilt thou do [H6213] ? Though thou clothest [H3847] thyself with crimson [H8144] , though thou deckest [H5710] thee with ornaments [H5716] of gold [H2091] , though thou rentest [H7167] thy face [H5869] with painting [H6320] , in vain [H7723] shalt thou make thyself fair [H3302] ; [thy] lovers [H5689] will despise [H3988] thee, they will seek [H1245] thy life [H5315] .(face: Heb. eyes)
4:31 For I have heard [H8085] a voice [H6963] as of a woman in travail [H2470] , [and] the anguish [H6869] as of her that bringeth forth her first child [H1069] , the voice [H6963] of the daughter [H1323] of Zion [H6726] , [that] bewaileth [H3306] herself, [that] spreadeth [H6566] her hands [H3709] , [saying], Woe [H188] [is] me now! for my soul [H5315] is wearied [H5888] because of murderers [H2026] .