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Jeremiah 15:3

    Jeremiah 15:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And I will appoint over them four kinds, said the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith Jehovah: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the birds of the heavens, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and to destroy.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I will put over them four divisions, says the Lord: the sword causing death, dogs pulling the dead bodies about, and the birds of heaven, and the beasts of the earth to take their bodies for food and put an end to them.

    Webster's Revision

    And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith Jehovah: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the birds of the heavens, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and to destroy.

    World English Bible

    I will appoint over them four kinds, says Yahweh: the sword to kill, and the dogs to tear, and the birds of the sky, and the animals of the earth, to devour and to destroy.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and to destroy.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 15:3

    Fowls - Birds.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 15:3

    I will appoint over them four kinds - There shall appear four instruments of my justice.

    1. The sword to slay.

    2. The dogs to tear what is slain.

    3. The fowls of the heaven to feed on the dead carcasses. And,

    4. The wild beasts to destroy all that the fowls have left.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 15:3

    Kinds - literally, as the margin, i. e., classes of things. The first is to destroy the living, the other three to mutilate and consume the dead.

    To tear - literally, "to drag along the ground." It forcibly expresses the contumely to which the bodies of the slain will be exposed.