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Jeremiah 16:13 ASV
therefore will I cast you forth out of this land into the land that ye have not known, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night; for I will show you no favor.
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Jeremiah 16:13 BBE
For this reason I will send you away out of this land into a land which is strange to you, to you and to your fathers; there you will be the servants of other gods day and night, and you will have no mercy from me.
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Jeremiah 16:13 CEB
So I will banish you from this land to a place that neither you nor your ancestors have known, and there you will serve other gods day and night, for I will show you no mercy.
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Jeremiah 16:13 CJB
Therefore I am thrusting you out of this land into a land you have not known, neither you nor your ancestors; and there you will serve other gods day and night; for I will show you no favor.'
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Jeremiah 16:13 RHE
So I will cast you forth out of this land, into a land which you know not, nor your fathers: and there you shall serve strange gods day and night, which shall not give you any rest.
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Jeremiah 16:13 ESV
Therefore I will hurl you out of this land into a land that neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you shall serve other gods day and night, for I will show you no favor.'
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Jeremiah 16:13 GW
So I will throw you out of this land into a land that you and your ancestors haven't heard of. There you will serve other gods day and night because I will no longer have pity on you.'
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Jeremiah 16:13 GNT
So then, I will throw you out of this land into a land that neither you nor your ancestors have ever known. And there you will serve other gods day and night, and I will show you no mercy.' "
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Jeremiah 16:13 HNV
therefore will I cast you forth out of this land into the land that you have not known, neither you nor your fathers; and there shall you serve other gods day and night; for I will show you no favor.
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Jeremiah 16:13 CSB
So I will hurl you from this land into a land that you and your fathers are not familiar with. There you will worship other gods both day and night, for I will not grant you grace.
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Jeremiah 16:13 KJV
Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night; where I will not shew you favour.
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Jeremiah 16:13 LEB
So I will throw you from this land to the land that you have not known, you or your ancestors, and there you will serve other gods day and night, for I will not show you favor.
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Jeremiah 16:13 NAS
'So I will hurl you out of this land into the land which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers; and there you will serve other gods day and night, for I will grant you no favor.'
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Jeremiah 16:13 NCV
So I will throw you out of this country and send you into a land that you and your ancestors never knew. There you can serve other gods day and night, because I will not help you or show you any favors.'
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Jeremiah 16:13 NIRV
" 'So I will throw you out of this land. I will send you away to a land that you and your people have not had anything to do with before. There you will serve other gods day and night. And I will not show you any favor.'
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Jeremiah 16:13 NIV
So I will throw you out of this land into a land neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you will serve other gods day and night, for I will show you no favor.'
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Jeremiah 16:13 NKJV
Therefore I will cast you out of this land into a land that you do not know, neither you nor your fathers; and there you shall serve other gods day and night, where I will not show you favor.'
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Jeremiah 16:13 NLT
So I will throw you out of this land and send you into a foreign land where you and your ancestors have never been. There you can worship idols all you like -- and I will grant you no favors!"
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Jeremiah 16:13 NRS
Therefore I will hurl you out of this land into a land that neither you nor your ancestors have known, and there you shall serve other gods day and night, for I will show you no favor.
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Jeremiah 16:13 RSV
therefore I will hurl you out of this land into a land which neither you nor your fathers have known, and there you shall serve other gods day and night, for I will show you no favor.'
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Jeremiah 16:13 DBY
and I will cast you forth out of this land, into a land that ye know not, ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night: because I will shew you no favour.
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Jeremiah 16:13 MSG
And for this I'm getting rid of you, throwing you out in the cold, into a far and strange country. You can worship your precious no-gods there to your heart's content. Rest assured, I won't bother you anymore.'
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Jeremiah 16:13 WBT
Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, [neither] ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night; where I will not show you favor.
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Jeremiah 16:13 TMB
Therefore will I cast you out of this land into a land that ye know not, neither ye nor your fathers; and there shall ye serve other gods day and night, where I will not show you favor.'
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Jeremiah 16:13 TNIV
So I will throw you out of this land into a land neither you nor your ancestors have known, and there you will serve other gods day and night, for I will show you no favor.'
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Jeremiah 16:13 WEB
therefore will I cast you forth out of this land into the land that you have not known, neither you nor your fathers; and there shall you serve other gods day and night; for I will show you no favor.
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Jeremiah 16:13 WYC
And I shall cast you out of this land, into the land which ye and your fathers know not; and ye shall serve there to alien gods day and night, which shall not give rest to you. (And I shall throw you out of this land, into the land which ye and your forefathers know not; and there ye shall serve strange, or foreign, gods day and night, and I shall not show you any mercy/and I shall not show you any favour.)
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Jeremiah 16:13 YLT
And I have cast you from off this land, On to a land that ye have not known, Ye and your fathers, And ye have served there other gods by day and by night, Where I do not give to you grace.
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Jeremiah 16 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 16

Prohibitions given to the prophet. (1-9) The justice of God in these judgments. (10-13) Future restoration of the Jews, and the conversion of the Gentiles. (14-21)

Verses 1-9 The prophet must conduct himself as one who expected to see his country ruined very shortly. In the prospect of sad times, he is to abstain from marriage, mourning for the dead, and pleasure. Those who would convince others of the truths of God, must make it appear by their self-denial, that they believe it themselves. Peace, inward and outward, family and public, is wholly the work of God, and from his loving-kindness and mercy. When He takes his peace from any people, distress must follow. There may be times when it is proper to avoid things otherwise our duty; and we should always sit loose to the pleasures and concerns of this life.

Verses 10-13 Here seems to be the language of those who quarrel at the word of God, and instead of humbling and condemning themselves, justify themselves, as though God did them wrong. A plain and full answer is given. They were more obstinate in sin than their fathers, walking every one after the devices of his heart. Since they will not hearken, they shall be hurried away into a far country, a land they know not. If they had God's favour, that would make even the land of their captivity pleasant.

Verses 14-21 The restoration from the Babylonish captivity would be remembered in place of the deliverance from Egypt; it also typified spiritual redemption, and the future deliverance of the church from antichristian oppression. But none of the sins of sinners can be hidden from God, or shall be overlooked by him. He will find out and raise up instruments of his wrath, that shall destroy the Jews, by fraud like fishers, by force like hunters. The prophet, rejoicing at the hope of mercy to come, addressed the Lord as his strength and refuge. The deliverance out of captivity shall be a figure of the great salvation to be wrought by the Messiah. The nations have often known the power of Jehovah in his wrath; but they shall know him as the strength of his people, and their refuge in time of trouble.

Jeremiah 16 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 16

Jeremiah 16:1-21 . CONTINUATION OF THE PREVIOUS PROPHECY.

2. in this place--in Judea. The direction to remain single was (whether literally obeyed, or only in prophetic vision) to symbolize the coming calamities of the Jews ( Ezekiel 24:15-27 ) as so severe that the single state would be then (contrary to the ordinary course of things) preferable to the married (compare 1 Corinthians 7:8 1 Corinthians 7:26 1 Corinthians 7:29 , Matthew 24:19 , Luke 23:29 ).

4. grievous deaths--rather, "deadly diseases" ( Jeremiah 15:2 ).
not . . . lamented--so many shall be the slain ( Jeremiah 22:18 ).
dung--( Psalms 83:10 ).

5. ( Ezekiel 24:17 Ezekiel 24:22 Ezekiel 24:23 ).
house of mourning--( Mark 5:38 ). Margin, "mourning-feast"; such feasts were usual at funerals. The Hebrew means, in Amos 6:7 , the cry of joy at a banquet; here, and Lamentations 2:19 , the cry of sorrow.

6. cut themselves--indicating extravagant grief ( Jeremiah 41:5 , 47:5 ), prohibited by the law ( Leviticus 19:28 ).
bald--( Jeremiah 7:29 , Isaiah 22:12 ).

7. tear themselves--rather, "break bread," namely, that eaten at the funeral-feast ( Deuteronomy 26:14 , Job 42:11 , Ezekiel 24:17 , Hosea 9:4 ). "Bread" is to be supplied, as in Lamentations 4:4 ; compare "take" (food) ( Genesis 42:33 ).
give . . . cup of consolation . . . for . . . father--It was the Oriental custom for friends to send viands and wine (the "cup of consolation") to console relatives in mourning-feasts, for example, to children upon the death of a "father" or "mother."

8. house of feasting--joyous: as distinguished from mourning-feasts. Have no more to do with this people whether in mourning or joyous feasts.

9. ( Jeremiah 7:34 , 25:10;,Ezek 26:13 Ezek 25:10 ).

10. ( Deuteronomy 29:24 , 1 Kings 9:8 1 Kings 9:9 ).

11. ( Jeremiah 5:19 , 13:22 , Jeremiah 22:8 Jeremiah 22:9 ).

12. ye--emphatic: so far from avoiding your fathers' bad example, ye have done worse ( Jeremiah 7:26 , 1 Kings 14:9 ).
imagination--rather, "stubborn perversity."
that they may not hearken--rather, connected with "ye"; "ye have walked . . . so as not to hearken to Me."

13. serve other gods--That which was their sin in their own land was their punishment in exile. Retribution in kind. They voluntarily forsook God for idols at home; they were not allowed to serve God, if they wished it, in captivity ( Daniel 3:12 , 6:7 ).
day and night--irony. You may there serve idols, which ye are so mad after, even to satiety, and without intermission.

14. Therefore--So severe shall be the Jews' bondage that their deliverance from it shall be a greater benefit than that out of Egypt. The consolation is incidental here; the prominent thought is the severity of their punishment, so great that their rescue from it will be greater than that from Egypt [CALVIN]; so the context, Jeremiah 16:13 Jeremiah 16:17 Jeremiah 16:18 , proves ( Jeremiah 23:7 Jeremiah 23:8 , Isaiah 43:18 ).

15. the north--Chaldea. But while the return from Babylon is primarily meant, the return hereafter is the full and final accomplishment contemplated, as "from all the lands" proves. "Israel" was not, save in a very limited sense, "gathered from all the lands" at the

16. send for--translate, "I will send many"; "I will give the commission to many" ( 2 Chronicles 17:7 ).
fishers . . . hunters--successive invaders of Judea ( Amos 4:2 , Habakkuk 1:14 Habakkuk 1:15 ). So "net" ( Ezekiel 12:13 ). As to "hunters," see Genesis 10:9 , Micah 7:2 . The Chaldees were famous in hunting, as the Egyptians, the other enemy of Judea, were in fishing. "Fishers" expresses the ease of their victory over the Jews as that of the angler over fishes; "hunters," the keenness of their pursuit of them into every cave and nook. It is remarkable, the same image is used in a good sense of the Jews' restoration, implying that just as their enemies were employed by God to take them in hand for destruction, so the same shall be employed for their restoration ( Ezekiel 47:9 Ezekiel 47:10 ). So spiritually, those once enemies by nature (fishermen many of them literally) were employed by God to be heralds of salvation, "catching men" for life ( Matthew 4:19 , Luke 5:10 , Acts 2:41 , 4:4 ); compare here Jeremiah 16:19 , "the Gentiles shall come unto thee" ( 2 Corinthians 12:16 ).

17. ( Jeremiah 32:19 , Proverbs 5:21 , 15:3 ).
their iniquity--the cause of God's judgments on them.

18. first . . . double--HORSLEY translates, "I will recompense . . . once and again"; literally, "the first time repeated": alluding to the two captivities--the Babylonian and the Roman. MAURER, "I will recompense their former iniquities (those long ago committed by their fathers) and their (own) repeated sins" ( Jeremiah 16:11 Jeremiah 16:12 ). English Version gives a good sense, "First (before 'I bring them again into their land'), I will doubly (that is, fully and amply, Jeremiah 17:18 , Isaiah 40:2 ) recompense."
carcasses--not sweet-smelling sacrifices acceptable to God, but "carcasses" offered to idols, an offensive odor to God: human victims ( Jeremiah 19:5 , Ezekiel 16:20 ), and unclean animals ( Isaiah 65:4 , 66:17 ). MAURER explains it, "the carcasses" of the idols: their images void of sense and life, Compare Jeremiah 16:19 Jeremiah 16:20 . Leviticus 26:30 favors this.

19, 20. The result of God's judgments on the Jews will be that both the Jews when restored, and the Gentiles who have witnessed those judgments, shall renounce idolatry for the worship of Jehovah. Fulfilled partly at the return from Babylon, after which the Jews entirely renounced idols, and many proselytes were gathered in from the Gentiles, but not to be realized in its fulness till the final restoration of Israel ( Isaiah 2:1-17 ).

20. indignant protest of Jeremiah against idols.
and they (are) no gods--( Jeremiah 2:11 , Isaiah 37:19 , Galatians 4:8 ). "They" refers to the idols. A man (a creature himself) making God is a contradiction in terms. Vulgate takes "they" thus: "Shall man make gods, though men themselves are not gods?"

21. Therefore--In order that all may be turned from idols to Jehovah, He will now give awful proof of His divine power in the judgments He will inflict.
this once--If the punishments I have heretofore inflicted have not been severe enough to teach them.
my name . . . Lord--Jehovah ( Psalms 83:18 ): God's incommunicable name, to apply which to idols would be blasphemy. Keeping His threats and promises ( Exodus 6:3 ).