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Jeremiah 14:6

    Jeremiah 14:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because there was no grass.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the wild asses did stand in the high places, they snuffed up the wind like dragons; their eyes did fail, because there was no grass.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the wild asses stand on the bare heights, they pant for air like jackals; their eyes fail, because there is no herbage.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the asses of the field on the open hilltops are opening their mouths wide like jackals to get air; their eyes are hollow because there is no grass.

    Webster's Revision

    And the wild asses stand on the bare heights, they pant for air like jackals; their eyes fail, because there is no herbage.

    World English Bible

    The wild donkeys stand on the bare heights, they pant for air like jackals; their eyes fail, because there is no herbage.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the wild asses stand on the bare heights, they pant for air like jackals; their eyes fail, because there is no herbage.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 14:6

    Snuffed up the wind like dragons - תנים tannim here probably means the hippopotamus, who, after feeding under the water, is obliged to come to the surface in order to take in fresh draughts of air; or it may mean the wild asses.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 14:6

    Like dragons - "Like jackals" Jeremiah 9:11.

    No grass - The keen sight of the wild donkey is well known, but they look around in vain for herb.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 14:6

    14:6 The wild asses - The wild asses wanting water, got upon high places, where was the coolest air, and sucked in the wind; and this it is said they did like dragons, of whom Aristotle and Pliny report, that they ordinarily stand upon high places sucking in the cool air.