Jeremiah 18 :16

Jeremiah 18 :16 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passes 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 desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and wag 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.

Definitions for Jeremiah 18 :16

Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 18 :16

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

Barnes's Commentary 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 Commentary 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.
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