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Jeremiah 5:14

    Jeremiah 5:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why thus said the LORD God of hosts, Because you speak this word, behold, I will make my words in your mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Wherefore thus saith Jehovah, the God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For this reason the Lord, the God of armies, has said: Because you have said this, I will make my words in your mouth a fire, and this people wood, and they will be burned up by it.

    Webster's Revision

    Wherefore thus saith Jehovah, the God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    World English Bible

    Therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Armies, "Because you speak this word, behold, I will make my words in your mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Wherefore thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 5:14

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 5:14

    Because ye speak this word - Because ye thus treat my message, "I will make my words in thy mouth fire." They have said they are but air; but I will make them fire, and a fire too that shall devour them. And how this was to be done, and by whom, is mentioned in the next verse.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 5:14

    5:14 It - The Chaldean army, shall consume and eat them up like fire.