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Jeremiah 18:21

    Jeremiah 18:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and give them over to the power of the sword; and let their wives become childless, and widows; and let their men be slain of death, and their young men smitten of the sword in battle.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this cause, let their children be without food, and give them over to the power of the sword; and let their wives be without children and become widows; let their men be overtaken by death, and their young men be put to the sword in the fight.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and give them over to the power of the sword; and let their wives become childless, and widows; and let their men be slain of death, and their young men smitten of the sword in battle.

    World English Bible

    Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and give them over to the power of the sword; and let their wives become childless, and widows; and let their men be slain of death, [and] their young men struck of the sword in battle.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and give them over to the power of the sword; and let their wives become childless, and widows; and let their men be slain of death, and their young men smitten of the sword in battle.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 18:21

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 18:21

    Therefore deliver up their children - The execrations in these verses should be considered as simply prophetic declarations of the judgments which God was about to pour out on them.

    If we consider them in their grammatical meaning, then they are not directions to us to whom our Lawgiver has said, "Love your enemies."

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 18:21

    Pour out ... sword - literally, "pour them out upon the hands of the sword, i. e., give them up to the sword."

    Put to death - Rather, slain of death. The prophet's phrase leaves it entirely indefinite in what way the men are to die.