The Bible in Its Traditions

Jeremiah 8:13–17

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13  I will utterly consume them, saith YHWH; there are no grapes on the vine, nor figs on the fig-tree, and the leaf is faded; and I gave them that which they transgress.

13  There are no grapes on the vines, and there are no figs on the fig-trees, and the leaves have fallen off.

13  When gathering, I will gather them together, says the Lord. There are no grapes on the vine, and there are no figs on the fig tree. The leaves have fallen. And I have given them the things that have passed away.”

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14  'Why do we sit still? Assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the fortified cities, and let us be cut off there; for YHWH our God hath cut us off, and given us water of gall to drink, because we have sinned against the YHWH.

14  “Why are we sitting still? Assemble, and let us enter the fortified city, and let us remain silent there. For the Lord our God has brought us to silence, and he has given us the water of gall as a drink. For we have sinned against the Lord.

14  And they shall say, Why do we dwell here? Let us gather together and let us enter into the fortified cities and let us be silent there; for the LORD our God has silenced us and has given us bitter water to drink because we have sinned against the LORD.

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15  We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of healing, and behold terror!'

15  We assembled for peace, but there was no prosperity; for a time of healing, but behold anxiety.

15  We expected peace, but there was nothing good. We expected a time of health, and behold, dread.”

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16  The snorting of his horses is heard from Dan; at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones the whole land trembleth; for they are come, and have devoured the land and all that is in it, the city and those that dwell therein.

16  “From Dan, the snorting of his horses was heard; the entire land was shaken by the voice of the neighing of his fighters. And they arrived and devoured the land and its plenitude, the city and its inhabitants.

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17  For, behold, I will send serpents, basilisks, among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you, saith YHWH.

17  For, behold, I send forth against you deadly serpents, which cannot be charmed, and they shall bite you

17  For behold, I will send among you serpents, king snakes, against which there is no charm, and they will bite you, says the Lord.