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Jeremiah 1:1

    Jeremiah 1:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The words of Jeremiah, the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

    Webster's Revision

    The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

    World English Bible

    The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin:

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 1:1

    The words of Jeremiah - These three verses are the title of the Book; and were probably added by Ezra when he collected and arranged the sacred books, and put them in that order in which they are found in Hebrew Bibles in general. For particulars relative to this prophet, the times of his prophesying, and the arrangement of his discourses, see the introduction.

    Eleventh year of Zedekiah - That is, the last year of his reign; for he was made prisoner by the Chaldeans in the fourth month of that year, and the carrying away of the inhabitants of Jerusalem was in the fifth month of the same year.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 1:1

    The words of Jeremiah - The usual title of the prophetic books is "the Word of the Lord," but the two books of Amos and Jeremiah are called the words of those prophets, probably because they contain not merely the words of those prophets, probably because they contain not merely prophecies, but also the record of much which belongs to the personal history of the writers. This title might therefore be translated the "life of Jeremiah" or "acts of Jeremiah," though some understand by it a collection of the prophecies of Jeremiah. One derivation of Jeremiah's name is "God exalteth."

    Hilkiah, may have been the high priest of that name.

    That were - Or, who was, i. e., dwelt. The meaning is, that Jeremiah was a priest who dwelt at Anathoth.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 1:1

    1:1 Anathoth - Was a city three miles from Jerusalem, allotted out of the tribe of Benjamin for the priests.