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Jeremiah 42:7

    Jeremiah 42:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of Jehovah came unto Jeremiah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And it came about that after ten days the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah.

    Webster's Revision

    And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of Jehovah came unto Jeremiah.

    World English Bible

    It happened after ten days, that the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 42:7

    After ten days - All this time he was waiting upon God; for it is evident the prophets could not prophesy when they pleased, any more than the disciples of our Lord could work miracles when they wished. The gift of prophecy and the gift of miracles were both dependent on the will of the Most High, and each of them was given only for the moment; and when the necessity was over, the influence ceased.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 42:7

    After ten days - On previous occasions Jeremiah when consulted answered at once Jeremiah 21:3. The present delay (compare Jeremiah 28:12) was probably granted by God in order to free the minds of the people from the panic caused by the murder of Gedaliah and their fear of Chaldaean vengeance. Jeremiah could have had no doubt that the flight into Egypt was contrary to the tenor of his former prophecies.