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Jeremiah 8:17

    Jeremiah 8:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, said the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For, behold, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you, saith Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    See, I will send snakes and poison-snakes among you, against which the wonder-worker has no power; and they will give you wounds which may not be made well, says the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    For, behold, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you, saith Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    For, behold, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you, says Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For, behold, I will send serpents, basilisks, among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 8:17

    I will send serpents - These were symbols of the enemies that were coming against them; a foe that would rather slay them and destroy the land than get booty and ransom.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 8:17

    I will send - Or, am sending. No prophet changes his metaphors so suddenly as Jeremiah. The invading army is now compared to snakes, whom no charming can soothe, and whose bite is fatal. Compare Numbers 21:5-6.

    Cockatrices - "Vipers." See Isaiah 11:8 note.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 8:17

    8:17 Shall bite - There will be no appeasing their fury by any method.