Jeremiah 13:17
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English Standard Version
But if you will not listen, my soul will weep in secret for your pride; my eyes will weep bitterly and run down with tears, because the LORD’s flock has been taken captive.

King James Bible
But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive.

American Standard Version
But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because Jehovah's flock is taken captive.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if you will not hear this, my soul shall weep in secret for your pride: weeping it shall weep, and my eyes shall run down the tears, because the flock of the Lord is carried away captive.

English Revised Version
But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD'S flock is taken captive.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and my eye shall weep bitterly, and run down with tears, because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive.

Jeremiah 13:17 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After the course of many days - these are the seventy years of the captivity - the prophet is to fetch the girdle again. He went, digged (חפר, whence we see that the hiding in the cleft of the rock was a burying in the rocky soil of the Euphrates bank), and found the girdle marred, fit for nothing. These words correspond to the effect which the exile was designed to have, which it has had, on the wicked, idolatrous race. The ungodly should as Moses' law, Leviticus 26:36, Leviticus 26:39, declared, perish in the land of their enemies; the land of their enemies will devour them, and they that remain shall pine or moulder away in their iniquities and in the iniquities of their fathers. This mouldering (ימּקּוּ) is well reproduced in the marring (נשׁחת) of the girdle. It is no contradiction to this, that a part of the people will be rescued from the captivity and brought back to the land of their fathers. For although the girdle which the prophet had put on his loins symbolized the people at large, yet the decay of the same at the Euphrates sets forth only the physical decay of the ungodly part of the people, as Jeremiah 13:10 intimates in clear words: "This evil people that refuses to hear the word of the Lord, etc., shall be as this girdle." The Lord will mar the גּאון of Judah and Jerusalem. The word means highness in both a good and in an evil sense, glory and self-glory. Here it is used with the latter force. This is shown both by the context, and by a comparison of the passage Leviticus 26:19, that God will break the נּאון of the people by sore judgments, which is the foundation of the present Jeremiah 13:9. - In Jeremiah 13:11 the meaning of the girdle is given, in order to explain the threatening in Jeremiah 13:9 and Jeremiah 13:10. As the girdle lies on the loins of a man, so the Lord hath laid Israel on Himself, that it may be to Him for a people and for a praise, for a glory and an adornment, inasmuch as He designed to set it above all other nations and to make it very glorious; cf. Deuteronomy 26:19, whither these words point back.

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if.

Jeremiah 22:5 But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself, said the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

Malachi 2:2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, said the LORD of hosts...

my soul.

Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears...

Jeremiah 14:17 Therefore you shall say this word to them; Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease...

Jeremiah 17:16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow you: neither have I desired the woeful day; you know...

1 Samuel 15:11,35 It repents me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and has not performed my commandments...

Psalm 119:136 Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not your law.

Lamentations 1:2,16 She weeps sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she has none to comfort her...

Lamentations 2:18 Their heart cried to the LORD, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let tears run down like a river day and night: give yourself no rest...

Luke 19:41,42 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it...

Romans 9:2-4 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart...

for.

Jeremiah 13:15 Hear you, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD has spoken.

because.

Jeremiah 13:19,20 The cities of the south shall be shut up, and none shall open them: Judah shall be carried away captive all of it...

Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; you that dwell between the cherubim, shine forth.

Isaiah 63:11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying...

Ezekiel 34:31 And you my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, said the Lord GOD.

Ezekiel 36:38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men...

Cross References
Luke 19:41
And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it,

Luke 19:42
saying, "Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.

Psalm 80:1
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.

Psalm 119:136
My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law.

Jeremiah 9:1
Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Jeremiah 13:20
"Lift up your eyes and see those who come from the north. Where is the flock that was given you, your beautiful flock?

Jeremiah 14:17
"You shall say to them this word: 'Let my eyes run down with tears night and day, and let them not cease, for the virgin daughter of my people is shattered with a great wound, with a very grievous blow.

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