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Jeremiah 16:2

    Jeremiah 16:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You shall not take you a wife, neither shall you have sons or daughters in this place.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters, in this place.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You are not to take a wife for yourself or have sons or daughters in this place.

    Webster's Revision

    Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters, in this place.

    World English Bible

    You shall not take a wife, neither shall you have sons or daughters, in this place.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 16:2

    Those shalt not take thee a wife - As it would be very inconvenient to have a family when the threatened desolations should come on the place. The reason is given in the following verses.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 16:2

    As marriage was obligatory upon the Jews, the prohibition of it to Jeremiah was a sign that the impending calamity was so great as to override all ordinary duties. Jeremiah was unmarried, but the force of the sign lay in its being an exception to the ordinary practice of the prophets.

    In this place - The whole of Judaea.