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Jeremiah 2:12

    Jeremiah 2:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Be astonished, O you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be you very desolate, said the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Be full of wonder, O heavens, at this; be overcome with fear, be completely waste, says the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    "Be astonished, you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid. Be very desolate," says Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 2:12

    Be astonished, O ye heavens - Or, the heavens are astonished. The original will admit either sense. The conduct of this people was so altogether bad, that among all the iniquities of mankind, neither heaven nor earth had witnessed any thing so excessively sinful and profligate.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 2:12

    Be astonished - The King James Version uses this word as equivalent "to be stupefied."

    Desolate - Or, "be dry." In horror at Israel's conduct the heavens shrivel and dry up.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 2:12

    2:12 O ye heavens - A pathetical expression, intimating that it is such a thing, that the very inanimate creatures, could they be sensible of it, would be astonished. Be desolate - Lose your brightness, as the sun seemed to do when Christ suffered.