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Jeremiah 9:7

    Jeremiah 9:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore thus said the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how shall I do for the daughter of my people?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how else'should I do, because of the daughter of my people?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So the Lord of armies has said, See, I will make them soft in the fire and put them to the test; this I will do because of their evil-doing.

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how else'should I do, because of the daughter of my people?

    World English Bible

    Therefore thus says Yahweh of Armies, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how [else] should I do, because of the daughter of my people?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, Behold, I will melt them, and try them; for how else should I do, because of the daughter of my people?

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 9:7

    Behold, I win melt them - I will put them in the furnace of affliction, and see if this will be a means of purging away their dross. See on Jeremiah 6:27 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 9:7

    I will melt them, and try them - The punishment is corrective rather than retributive. The terms used are those of the refiner of metals, the first being the smelting to separate the pure metal from the ore; the second the testing to see whether the metal is pure, or still mixed with alloy. God will put the nation into the crucible of tribulation, that whatever is evil being consumed in the fire, all there is in them of good may be purified.

    For how shall I do ... - Rather, "for how" else could I act with reference to the "daughter of my people?"

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 9:7

    9:7 Try them - By melting them, I will bring upon them, the fire of the Chaldean war, that shall purge away those deceits in which they trust, that the remnant may be purified. For how - I have tried all other means.