KJV JER9 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekJER8.htm JER10.htm
9:1 Oh that [H5414] my head [H7218] were waters [H4325] , and mine eyes [H5869] a fountain [H4726] of tears [H1832] , that I might weep [H1058] day [H3119] and night [H3915] for the slain [H2491] of the daughter [H1323] of my people [H5971] !(Oh: Heb. Who will give my head, etc)
9:2 Oh that [H5414] I had in the wilderness [H4057] a lodging place [H4411] of wayfaring men [H732] ; that I might leave [H5800] my people [H5971] , and go [H3212] from them! for they [be] all adulterers [H5003] , an assembly [H6116] of treacherous men [H898] .
9:3 And they bend [H1869] their tongues [H3956] [like] their bow [H7198] [for] lies [H8267] : but they are not valiant [H1396] for the truth [H530] upon the earth [H776] ; for they proceed [H3318] from evil [H7451] to evil [H7451] , and they know [H3045] not me, saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .
9:4 Take ye heed [H8104] every one [H376] of his neighbour [H7453] , and trust [H982] ye not in any brother [H251] : for every brother [H251] will utterly [H6117] supplant [H6117] , and every neighbour [H7453] will walk [H1980] with slanders [H7400] .(neighbour: or, friend)
9:5 And they will deceive [H2048] every one [H376] his neighbour [H7453] , and will not speak [H1696] the truth [H571] : they have taught [H3925] their tongue [H3956] to speak [H1696] lies [H8267] , [and] weary [H3811] themselves to commit iniquity [H5753] .(deceive: or, mock)
9:6 Thine habitation [H3427] [is] in the midst [H8432] of deceit [H4820] ; through deceit [H4820] they refuse [H3985] to know [H3045] me, saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .
9:7 Therefore thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] , Behold, I will melt [H6884] them, and try [H974] them; for how shall I do [H6213] for [H6440] the daughter [H1323] of my people [H5971] ?
9:8 Their tongue [H3956] [is as] an arrow [H2671] shot out [H7819] ; it speaketh [H1696] deceit [H4820] : [one] speaketh [H1696] peaceably [H7965] to his neighbour [H7453] with his mouth [H6310] , but in heart [H7130] he layeth [H7760] his wait [H696] .(in heart: Heb. in the midst of him)(his wait: or, wait for him)
9:9 Shall I not visit [H6485] them for these [things]? saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] : shall not my soul [H5315] be avenged [H5358] on such a nation [H1471] as this?
9:10 For the mountains [H2022] will I take up [H5375] a weeping [H1065] and wailing [H5092] , and for the habitations [H4999] of the wilderness [H4057] a lamentation [H7015] , because they are burned up [H3341] , so that none [H376] can pass [H5674] through [them]; neither can [men] hear [H8085] the voice [H6963] of the cattle [H4735] ; both the fowl [H5775] of the heavens [H8064] and the beast [H929] are fled [H5074] ; they are gone [H1980] .(habitations: or, pastures)(burned up: or, desolate)(both: Heb. from the fowl even to, etc)
9:11 And I will make [H5414] Jerusalem [H3389] heaps [H1530] , [and] a den [H4583] of dragons [H8577] ; and I will make [H5414] the cities [H5892] of Judah [H3063] desolate [H8077] , without an inhabitant [H3427] .(desolate: Heb. desolation)
9:12 Who [is] the wise [H2450] man [H376] , that may understand [H995] this? and [who is he] to whom the mouth [H6310] of the LORD [H3068] hath spoken [H1696] , that he may declare [H5046] it, for what the land [H776] perisheth [H6] [and] is burned up [H3341] like a wilderness [H4057] , that none passeth through [H5674] ?
9:13 And the LORD [H3068] saith [H559] , Because they have forsaken [H5800] my law [H8451] which I set [H5414] before [H6440] them, and have not obeyed [H8085] my voice [H6963] , neither walked [H1980] therein;
9:14 But have walked [H3212] after [H310] the imagination [H8307] of their own heart [H3820] , and after [H310] Baalim [H1168] , which their fathers [H1] taught [H3925] them:(imagination: or, stubbornness)
9:15 Therefore thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] , the God [H430] of Israel [H3478] ; Behold, I will feed [H398] them, [even] this people [H5971] , with wormwood [H3939] , and give them water [H4325] of gall [H7219] to drink [H8248] .
9:16 I will scatter [H6327] them also among the heathen [H1471] , whom neither they nor their fathers [H1] have known [H3045] : and I will send [H7971] a sword [H2719] after [H310] them, till I have consumed [H3615] them.
9:17 Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] of hosts [H6635] , Consider [H995] ye, and call [H7121] for the mourning women [H6969] , that they may come [H935] ; and send [H7971] for cunning [H2450] [women], that they may come [H935] :
9:18 And let them make haste [H4116] , and take up [H5375] a wailing [H5092] for us, that our eyes [H5869] may run down [H3381] with tears [H1832] , and our eyelids [H6079] gush out [H5140] with waters [H4325] .
9:19 For a voice [H6963] of wailing [H5092] is heard [H8085] out of Zion [H6726] , How are we spoiled [H7703] ! we are greatly [H3966] confounded [H954] , because we have forsaken [H5800] the land [H776] , because our dwellings [H4908] have cast [us] out [H7993] .
9:20 Yet hear [H8085] the word [H1697] of the LORD [H3068] , O ye women [H802] , and let your ear [H241] receive [H3947] the word [H1697] of his mouth [H6310] , and teach [H3925] your daughters [H1323] wailing [H5092] , and every one [H802] her neighbour [H7468] lamentation [H7015] .
9:21 For death [H4194] is come up [H5927] into our windows [H2474] , [and] is entered [H935] into our palaces [H759] , to cut off [H3772] the children [H5768] from without [H2351] , [and] the young men [H970] from the streets [H7339] .
9:22 Speak [H1696] , Thus saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , Even the carcases [H5038] of men [H120] shall fall [H5307] as dung [H1828] upon the open [H6440] field [H7704] , and as the handful [H5995] after [H310] the harvestman [H7114] , and none shall gather [H622] [them].
9:23 Thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] , Let not the wise [H2450] [man] glory [H1984] in his wisdom [H2451] , neither let the mighty [H1368] [man] glory [H1984] in his might [H1369] , let not the rich [H6223] [man] glory [H1984] in his riches [H6239] :
9:24 But let him that glorieth [H1984] glory [H1984] in this, that he understandeth [H7919] and knoweth [H3045] me, that I [am] the LORD [H3068] which exercise [H6213] lovingkindness [H2617] , judgment [H4941] , and righteousness [H6666] , in the earth [H776] : for in these [things] I delight [H2654] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .
9:25 Behold, the days [H3117] come [H935] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , that I will punish [H6485] all [them which are] circumcised [H4135] with the uncircumcised [H6190] ;(punish: Heb. visit upon)
9:26 Egypt [H4714] , and Judah [H3063] , and Edom [H123] , and the children [H1121] of Ammon [H5983] , and Moab [H4124] , and all [that are] in the utmost [H7112] corners [H6285] , that dwell [H3427] in the wilderness [H4057] : for all [these] nations [H1471] [are] uncircumcised [H6189] , and all the house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] [are] uncircumcised [H6189] in the heart [H3820] .(in the utmost: Heb. cut off into corners, or, having the corners of their hair polled)