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Jeremiah 37:15

    Jeremiah 37:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe; for they had made that the prison.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the rulers were angry with Jeremiah, and gave him blows and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe: for they had made that the prison.

    Webster's Revision

    And the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe; for they had made that the prison.

    World English Bible

    The princes were angry with Jeremiah, and struck him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe; for they had made that the prison.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the princes were wroth with Jeremiah, and smote him, and put him in prison in the house of Jonathan the scribe; for they had made that the prison.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 37:15

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?
    Wroth - To be provoked; angered.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 37:15

    And smote him - Without any proof of the alleged treachery, without any form of justice.

    In prison to the house of Jonathan - In Asiatic countries there is an apartment in the houses of the officers of the law, to confine all the accused that are brought before them. Jonathan was a scribe or secretary, and had a prison of this kind in his house.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 37:15

    The house - Probably the official residence of the secretary of state.