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Jeremiah 2:16

    Jeremiah 2:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Also the children of Noph and Tahapanes have broken the crown of thy head.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Also the children of Noph and Tahapanes have broken the crown of your head.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The children also of Memphis and Tahpanhes have broken the crown of thy head.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Even the children of Noph and Tahpanhes have put shame on you.

    Webster's Revision

    The children also of Memphis and Tahpanhes have broken the crown of thy head.

    World English Bible

    The children also of Memphis and Tahpanhes have broken the crown of your head.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The children also of Noph and Tahpanhes have broken the crown of thy head.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 2:16

    The children of Noph and Tahapanes - Noph and Tahapanes were two cities of Egypt, otherwise called Memphis and Daphni. It is well known that the good king was defeated by the Egyptians, and slain in battle. Thus was the crown of Judah's head broken.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 2:16

    Noph, i. e., Napata, a town situated in the extreme south of Egypt. Some take it to be Memphis (see Isaiah 19:13 note).

    Tahapanes - Daphne Pelusii, a bordertown toward Palestine.

    Have broken the crown of thy head - literally, shall depasture the crown of thy head; i. e., make it bald; baldness was accounted by the Jews a sign of disgrace 2 Kings 2:23, and also a mark of mourning Isaiah 15:2; Isaiah 22:12. The Egyptians in slaying Josiah, and capturing Jerusalem, brought ruin, disgrace, and sorrow upon the Jews.