Jeremiah 9:18
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English Standard Version
let them make haste and raise a wailing over us, that our eyes may run down with tears and our eyelids flow with water.

King James Bible
And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

American Standard Version
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them hasten and take up a lamentation for us: let our eyes shed tears, and our eyelids run down with waters.

English Revised Version
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

Webster's Bible Translation
And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Jerusalem is to become stone-heaps, where only jackals dwell. תּנּים is jackals (canis aureus), in Isaiah 13:22 called איּים from their cry; see on Isa. l.c., and Gesen. thes. s. v. מבּלי יושׁב as in Jeremiah 2:15; Jeremiah 4:7. - That such a judgment will pass over Judah every wise man must see well, and every one enlightened by God is to declare it; for universal apostasy from God and His law cannot but bring down punishment. But such wisdom and such spiritual enlightenment is not found in the infatuated people. This is the idea of Jeremiah 9:11-13. The question: Who is the wise man? etc., reminds us of Hosea 14:9, and is used with a negative force: unhappily there is none so wise as to see this. "This" is explained by the clause, Wherefore doth the land, etc.: this, i.e., the reason why the land is going to destruction. The second clause, "and to whom," etc., is dependent on the מי, which is to be repeated in thought: and who is he that, etc. Jeremiah has the false prophets here in view, who, if they were really illumined by God, if they had the word of God, could not but declare to the people their corruptness, and the consequences which must flow from it. But since none is so wise...Jeremiah proposes to them the question in Jeremiah 9:11, and in Jeremiah 9:12 tells the answer as given by God Himself. Because they have forsaken my law, etc. נתן לפני, to set before; as in Deuteronomy 4:8, so here, of the oral inculcation of the law by the prophets. "Walketh therein" refers to the law. The stubbornness of their heart, as in Jeremiah 3:17; Jeremiah 7:24. After the Baals, Jeremiah 2:23. The relative clause, "which their fathers," etc., refers to both clauses of the verse; אשׁר with a neuter sense: which their fathers have taught them.

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take.

Jeremiah 9:10,20 For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation...

our eyes.

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

Jeremiah 6:26 O daughter of my people, gird you with sackcloth, and wallow yourself in ashes: make you mourning, as for an only son...

Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and my eye shall weep sore, and run down with 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...

Isaiah 22:4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labor not to comfort me...

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

Lamentations 2:11,18 My eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured on the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people...

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

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

Isaiah 22:4
Therefore I said: "Look away from me; let me weep bitter tears; do not labor to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people."

Jeremiah 7:29
"'Cut off your hair and cast it away; raise a lamentation on the bare heights, for the LORD has rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.'

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 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.

Lamentations 3:48
my eyes flow with rivers of tears because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Amos 5:16
Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, the Lord: "In all the squares there shall be wailing, and in all the streets they shall say, 'Alas! Alas!' They shall call the farmers to mourning and to wailing those who are skilled in lamentation,

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