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Jeremiah 9:15

    Jeremiah 9:15 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore thus said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said, I will give them, even this people, bitter plants for food and bitter water for drink.

    Webster's Revision

    therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.

    World English Bible

    therefore thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel, Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 9:15

    Wormwood - A bitter plant; bitterness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 9:15

    I will feed them - with wormwood - They shall have the deepest sorrow and heaviest affliction. They shall have poison instead of meat and drink.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 9:15

    I will feed them ... - Rather, I am feeding them. The present participle used here, followed by three verbs in the future, shows that the judgment has beam, of which the successive stages are given in the next clause.

    Wormwood - See Deuteronomy 29:18, note, and for "water of gall," Jeremiah 8:14, note.