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Jeremiah 4:20

    Jeremiah 4:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Destruction on destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is laid waste: suddenly are my tents destroyed, and my curtains in a moment.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    News is given of destruction on destruction; all the land is made waste: suddenly my tents, straight away my curtains, are made waste.

    Webster's Revision

    Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is laid waste: suddenly are my tents destroyed, and my curtains in a moment.

    World English Bible

    Destruction on destruction is cried; for the whole land is laid waste: suddenly are my tents destroyed, [and] my curtains in a moment.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 4:20

    Destruction upon destruction - Cities burnt, and their inhabitants destroyed.

    My tents spoiled - Even the solitary dwellings in the fields and open country do not escape.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 4:20

    Destruction ... - Or, breaking upon breaking Jeremiah 4:6. The news of one breaking, one violent calamity, follows close upon another.

    My curtains - The curtains of the tent, put here for the tents themselves. tents were the ordinary habitations of the Israelites.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 4:20

    4:20 Destruction - Good Josiah slain, and four of his successors carried away, or slain. My tents - The enemy makes no more of overthrowing my stately cities, than if he were overturning tents made of curtains.