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Jeremiah 30:5

    Jeremiah 30:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For thus saith the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For thus said the LORD; We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For thus saith Jehovah: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This is what the Lord has said: A voice of shaking fear has come to our ears, of fear and not of peace.

    Webster's Revision

    For thus saith Jehovah: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

    World English Bible

    For thus says Yahweh: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For thus saith the LORD: We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 30:5

    We have heard a voice of trembling - This may refer to the state and feelings of the people during the war which Cyrus carried on against the Babylonians. Trembling and terror would no doubt affect them, and put an end to peace and all prosperity; as they could not tell what would be the issue of the struggle, and whether their state would be better or worse should their present masters fall in the conflict. This is well described in the next verse, where men are represented as being, through pain and anguish, like women in travail. See the same comparison Isaiah 13:6-8.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 30:5

    Better, as in the margin. The prophet places his hearers in the center of Babylon, and describes it as convulsed with terror as the armies of Cyrus draw near. The voice of trembling is the war-cry of the advancing host: while fear and no peace implies that even among the exiles there is only alarm at the prospect of the city, where they had so long dwelt, being destroyed.