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Jeremiah 6:8

    Jeremiah 6:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from thee; lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Be you instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from you; lest I make you desolate, a land not inhabited.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul be alienated from thee; lest I make thee a desolation, a land not inhabited.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Undergo teaching, O Jerusalem, or my soul will be turned away from you, and I will make you a waste, an unpeopled land.

    Webster's Revision

    Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul be alienated from thee; lest I make thee a desolation, a land not inhabited.

    World English Bible

    Be instructed, Jerusalem, lest my soul be alienated from you; lest I make you a desolation, a land not inhabited."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul be alienated from thee; lest I make thee a desolation, a land not inhabited.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 6:8

    Be thou instructed - Still there is respite: if they would even now return unto the Lord with all their heart, the advancing Chaldeans would be arrested on their march and turned back.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 6:8

    Be thou instructed - Be thou chastised: learn the lesson which chastisement is intended to teach thee.

    Lest my soul - Lest I Myself - not "depart from thee," God does not willingly leave His people, but - "be torn from thee."

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 6:8

    6:8 Be thou instructed - I would yet willingly spare them if it might be. Depart - Heb. be disjointed, a most emphatical metaphor, whereby God would express how great grief it is to him to withdraw himself from them, even like the separating one limb from another.