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Jeremiah 18:16

    Jeremiah 18:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passes thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    to make their land an astonishment, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and shake his head.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Making their land a thing of wonder, causing sounds of surprise for ever; everyone who goes by will be overcome with wonder, shaking his head.

    Webster's Revision

    to make their land an astonishment, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and shake his head.

    World English Bible

    to make their land an astonishment, and a perpetual hissing; everyone who passes thereby shall be astonished, and shake his head.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    to make their land an astonishment, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and shake his head.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 18:16

    A perpetual hissing - שריקות sherikoth. a shrieking, hissing; an expression of contempt.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 18:16

    Hissing - Not derision, but the drawing in of the breath quickly as men do when they shudder.

    Way his head - Or, "shake his head," a sign among the Jews not of scorn but of pity. The desolation of the land of Israel is to fill people with dismay.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 18:16

    18:16 Desolate - Not that this was the end they aimed at, but it was the end these courses would certainly issue in.