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Jeremiah 10:24

    Jeremiah 10:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O Jehovah, correct me, but in measure: not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O Lord, put me right, but with wise purpose; not in your wrath, or you will make me small.

    Webster's Revision

    O Jehovah, correct me, but in measure: not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh, correct me, but in measure: not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 10:24

    Correct me, but with judgment - Let not the punishment be to the uttermost of the demerit of the offense; else we shall be brought to nothing - totally and irrecoverably ruined.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 10:24

    With judgment - In Jeremiah 30:11; Jeremiah 46:28, the word "judgment" (with a different preposition) is rendered "in measure." The contrast therefore is between punishment inflicted in anger, and that inflicted as a duty of justice, of which the object is the criminal's reformation. Jeremiah prays that God would punish Jacob so far only as would bring him to true repentance, but that he would pour forth his anger upon the pagan, as upon that which opposes itself to God Jeremiah 10:25.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 10:24

    10:24 Correct me - Seeing thou wilt punish us, let it be a correction only, not a destruction. Let it be in measure; in the midst of judgment remember mercy. Anger - Lest if thou shouldst let out thy fury upon me, thou wouldst utterly consume me.