Jeremiah 16 :2

Jeremiah 16 :2 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

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

King James Version (KJV)

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 nor 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.

Definitions for Jeremiah 16 :2

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' Commentary 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.

Wesley's Commentary on Jeremiah 16 :2

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