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Jeremiah 17:6

    Jeremiah 17:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good comes; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For he will be like the brushwood in the upland, and will not see when good comes; but his living-place will be in the dry places in the waste land, in a salt and unpeopled land.

    Webster's Revision

    For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.

    World English Bible

    For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good comes, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 17:6

    Heath - A shrub or tree.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 17:6

    Be shall be like the heath in the desert - כערער kearar; or, like a blasted tree, without moisture, parched and withered.

    Shall not see when good cometh - Shall not be sensible of it: the previous drought having rendered it incapable of absorbing any more vegetable juices.

    A salt land - Barren; and therefore unfit to be inhabited.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 17:6

    Like the heath - Or, "like a destitute man" Psalm 102:17. The verbs "he shall see" (or fear) and "shall inhabit" plainly show that a man is here meant and not a plant.