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Jeremiah 12:11

    Jeremiah 12:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourns to me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    They have made it a desolation; it mourneth unto me, being desolate; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    They have made it waste; it is weeping to me, being wasted; all the land is made waste, because no man takes it to heart.

    Webster's Revision

    They have made it a desolation; it mourneth unto me, being desolate; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.

    World English Bible

    They have made it a desolation; it mourns to me, being desolate; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    They have made it a desolation; it mourneth unto me, being desolate; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 12:11

    No man layeth it to heart - Notwithstanding all these desolations, from which the land every where mourns, and which are so plainly the consequences of the people's crimes, no man layeth it to heart, or considereth that these are God's judgments; and that the only way to have them removed is to repent of their sins, and turn to God with all their hearts.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 12:11

    Desolate - The force of the protest lies in this word. Thrice the prophet uses it.

    Layeth it to heart - Rather, laid it "to heart." The desolate land must put up its silent cry to God, because the people had refused to see the signs of the coming retribution.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 12:11

    12:11 They - Heb. He hath made it desolate: but it cannot be meant of God, for it is God that speaketh, and God is he mentioned in the next words; it must therefore either be understood of Nebuchadnezzar, the instrumental cause; or (one number being put for another) of the people or the rulers as the meritorious cause, and in that rueful state into which their sins had brought it, it cried onto God. Because - And one great cause of this sore judgment was, the peoples not seriously considering what God had done or was doing against it.