Jeremiah 16:2
Good News Translation
"Do not marry or have children in a place like this.

Contemporary English Version
Jeremiah, don't get married and have children--Judah is no place to raise a family.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons and daughters in this place.

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Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons and daughters in this place.

Genesis 19:14 So Lot went out, and spoke to his sons in law that were to have his daughters, and said: Arise: get you out of this place, because the Lord will destroy this city. And he seemed to them to speak as it were in jest.

Matthew 24:19 And woe to them that are with child and that give suck in those days.

Luke 21:23 But woe to them that are with child and give suck in those days: for there shall be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people.

Luke 23:29 For behold, the days shall come, wherein they will say: Blessed are the barren and the wombs that have not borne and the paps that have not given suck.

1 Corinthians 7:26,27 I think therefore that this is good for the present necessity: that it is good for a man so to be. . . .

Context
Disaster Predicted
1And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 2Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons and daughters in this place.3For thus saith the Lord concerning the sons and daughters, that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bore them: and concerning their fathers, of whom they were born in this land:…
Cross References
Jeremiah 16:1
And the word of the Lord came to me, saying:

Jeremiah 16:3
For thus saith the Lord concerning the sons and daughters, that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bore them: and concerning their fathers, of whom they were born in this land:

Jeremiah 29:6
Take ye wives, and beget sons and daughters: and take wives for your sons, and give your daughters to husbands, and let them bear sons and daughters: and be ye multiplied there, and be not few in number.

Lamentations 2:22
Thau. Thou hast called as to a festival, those that should terrify me round about, and there was none in the day of the wrath of the Lord that escaped and was left: those that I brought up, and nourished, my enemy hath consumed them.

Additional Translations
“You must not marry or have sons or daughters in this place.”You shall not take you a wife, neither shall you have sons or daughters in this place.

Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters, in this place.

and there shall be no son born to thee, nor daughter in this place.

Thou shalt not take thee a wife, and thou shalt not have sons nor daughters in this place.

Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.

Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons nor daughters in this place.

You shall not take a wife, neither shall you have sons or daughters, in this place.

Thou dost not take to thee a wife, Nor hast thou sons and daughters in this place.
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