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Jeremiah 12:7

    Jeremiah 12:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I have forsaken mine house, I have left mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I have forsaken my house, I have left my heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I have forsaken my house, I have cast off my heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I have given up my house, I have let my heritage go; I have given the loved one of my soul into the hands of her haters.

    Webster's Revision

    I have forsaken my house, I have cast off my heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.

    World English Bible

    I have forsaken my house, I have cast off my heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I have forsaken mine house, I have cast off mine heritage; I have given the dearly beloved of my soul into the hand of her enemies.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 12:7

    Forsaken - To leave in an abandoned condition.
    Heritage - Allotment; possession.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 12:7

    I have forsaken mine house - I have abandoned my temple.

    I have given the dearly beloved of my soul - The people once in covenant with me, and inexpressibly dear to me while faithful.

    Into the hand of her enemies - This was a condition in the covenant I made with them; If they forsook me, they were to be abandoned to their enemies, and cast out of the good land I gave to their fathers.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 12:7

    Yahweh shows that the downfall of the nation was occasioned by no want of love on His part, but by the nation's conduct.

    Left - More correctly, cast away.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 12:7

    12:7 My house - God by his house here understands the temple. Heritage - The whole body of the Israelites, whom God threatens to leave with respect to his special providence.