Jeremiah 16:2

2 “You must not marry and have sons or daughters in this place.”

Jeremiah 16:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.
ESV
2 "You shall not take a wife, nor shall you have sons or daughters in this place.
NLT
2 “Do not get married or have children in this place.
MSG
2 "Jeremiah, don't get married. Don't raise a family here.
CSB
2 "You must not marry or have sons or daughters in this place.

Jeremiah 16:2 In-Context

1 Then the word of the LORD came to me:
2 “You must not marry and have sons or daughters in this place.”
3 For this is what the LORD says about the sons and daughters born in this land and about the women who are their mothers and the men who are their fathers:
4 “They will die of deadly diseases. They will not be mourned or buried but will be like dung lying on the ground. They will perish by sword and famine, and their dead bodies will become food for the birds and the wild animals.”
5 For this is what the LORD says: “Do not enter a house where there is a funeral meal; do not go to mourn or show sympathy, because I have withdrawn my blessing, my love and my pity from this people,” declares the LORD.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Matthew 19:12; 1 Corinthians 7:26-27
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