Jeremiah 15 :16

Jeremiah 15 :16 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, O LORD God of hosts.

King James Version (KJV)

Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, O LORD God of hosts.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy words were unto me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by thy name, O Jehovah, God of hosts.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

But to me your word is a joy, making my heart glad; for I am named by your name, O Lord God of armies.

Webster's Revision

Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

World English Bible

Your words were found, and I ate them; and your words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, Yahweh, God of Armies.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy words were unto me a joy and the rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.

Definitions for Jeremiah 15 :16

Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 15 :16

Thy word was - the joy and rejoicing of mine heart - When I did receive the prophetic message, I did rejoice in the honor thou hadst done me; and I faithfully testified thy will to them. They have become mine enemies; not because there was any evil in me, but because I was faithful to thee.

Barnes' Commentary on Jeremiah 15 :16

Thy words were found - Jeremiah's summons to the prophetic office had not been expected or sought for by him.

I did eat them - i. e., I received them with joy. This eating of the divine words expresses also the close union between that which came from God and the prophet's own being.

I am called by thy name - i. e., I am consecrated to Thy service, am ordained to be Thy prophet.

Wesley's Commentary on Jeremiah 15 :16

15:16 Thy words - The words which from time to time thou didst reveal to me, were by me greedily digested. I am called - I became a prophet by thy authority, therefore, do thou own and defend me.
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