Jeremiah 7:34

34 1And I will silence in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, 2for the land shall become a waste.

Jeremiah 7:34 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 7:34

Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from
the streets of Jerusalem
Signifying that the devastation should not only be in and about Jerusalem, but should reach all over the land of Judea; since in all cities, towns, and villages, would cease the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness;
upon any account whatever; and, instead of that, mourning, weeping, and lamentation: the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride;
no marrying, and giving in marriage, and so no expressions of joy on such occasions; and consequently no likelihood, at present, of repeopling the city of Jerusalem, and the other cities of Judah: for the land shall be desolate;
without people to dwell in it, and till it. The Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions, read, "the whole land".

Jeremiah 7:34 In-Context

32 Therefore, behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when it will no more be called Topheth, or the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter; for they will bury in Topheth, because there is no room elsewhere.
33 And the dead bodies of this people will be food for the birds of the air, and for the beasts of the earth, and none will frighten them away.
34 And I will silence in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, for the land shall become a waste.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Jeremiah 16:9; Jeremiah 25:10; Psalms 78:63; Isaiah 24:7, 8; Revelation 18:22, 23; [Ezekiel 26:13; Hosea 2:11]
  • 2. Jeremiah 27:17; Jeremiah 44:2, 6; Leviticus 26:31, 33