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Jeremiah 4:17

    Jeremiah 4:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she has been rebellious against me, said the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As keepers of a field are they against her round about, because she hath been rebellious against me, saith Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Like keepers of a field they are against her on every side; because she has been fighting against me, says the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    As keepers of a field are they against her round about, because she hath been rebellious against me, saith Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    As keepers of a field, they are against her all around, because she has been rebellious against me,'" says Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As keepers of a field are they against her round about; because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 4:17

    As keepers of a field - In the eastern countries grain is often sown in the open country; and, when nearly ripe, guards are placed at different distances round about it to preserve it from being plundered. Jerusalem was watched, like one of these fields, by guards all round about it; so that none could enter to give assistance, and none who wished to escape were permitted to go out.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 4:17

    Jeremiah compares the tents of the besiegers on guard round Jerusalem to the booths erected by shepherds or farmers for the protection of their flocks or produce.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 4:17

    4:17 As keepers - They will watch that none relieve them, and that none get out to escape.