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Jeremiah 16:8

    Jeremiah 16:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You shall not also go into the house of feasting, to sit with them to eat and to drink.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And thou shalt not go into the house of feasting to sit with them, to eat and to drink.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And you are not to go into the house of feasting, or be seated with them to take food or drink.

    Webster's Revision

    And thou shalt not go into the house of feasting to sit with them, to eat and to drink.

    World English Bible

    You shall not go into the house of feasting to sit with them, to eat and to drink.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And thou shalt not go into the house of feasting to sit with them, to eat and to drink.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 16:8

    Thou shalt not also go into the house of feasting - Funeral banquets were made to commemorate the dead, and comfort the surviving relatives; and the cup of consolation, strong mingled wine, was given to those who were deepest in distress, to divert their minds and to soothe their sorrows. These kinds of ceremonies were common among almost all the nations of the world on funeral occasions. The Canaanites, the Jews, the Persians, Arabians, New Zealanders, Huns, etc., etc.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 16:8

    16:8 Go - God did not only forbid his prophet to go into houses of mourning, but forbad him to go into houses, where they were wont to eat and drink upon a more chearful account.