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Jeremiah 18:14

    Jeremiah 18:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which comes from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? or'shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Will the white snow go away from the top of Sirion? will the cold waters flowing from the mountains become dry?

    Webster's Revision

    Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? or'shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?

    World English Bible

    Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? [or] shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? or shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?

    Definitions for Jeremiah 18:14

    Forsaken - To leave in an abandoned condition.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 18:14

    Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon - Lebanon was the highest mountain in Judea. Would any man in his senses abandon a farm that was always watered by the melted snows of Lebanon, and take a barren rock in its place? How stupid therefore and absurd are my people, who abandon the everlasting God for the worship of idols!

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 18:14

    Rather, "Will the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field?" The meaning probably is, "Will the snow of Lebanon fail from its rocks which tower above the land of Israel?" The appeal of the prophet is to the unchangeableness of one of nature's most beautiful phenomena, the perpetual snow upon the upper summits of Lebanon.

    Shall the cold ... - literally, "shall the strange, i. e., foreign, "cool, down-flowing waters be plucked up?" The general sense is: God is Israel's Rock, from whom the never-failing waters flow Jeremiah 2:13 : but men may and do abandon the cool waters which descend front above to seek their happiness in channels of their own digging.