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Jeremiah 8:18

    Jeremiah 8:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Oh that I could comfort myself against sorrow! my heart is faint within me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Sorrow has come on me! my heart in me is feeble.

    Webster's Revision

    Oh that I could comfort myself against sorrow! my heart is faint within me.

    World English Bible

    Oh that I could comfort myself against sorrow! My heart is faint within me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Oh that I could comfort myself against sorrow! my heart is faint within me.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 8:18

    Rather, "O my comfort in sorrow: my heart faints for me." The word translated "comfort" is by some supposed to be corrupt. With these mournful ejaculations a new strophe begins, ending with Jeremiah 9:1, in which the prophet mourns over the miserable fate of his countrymen, among whom he had been earnestly laboring, but all in vain.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 8:18

    8:18 Sorrow - The prophet now seems to speak, how greatly the calamity of this people affected him.