Jeremiah 18:14
New International Version
Does the snow of Lebanon ever vanish from its rocky slopes? Do its cool waters from distant sources ever stop flowing?

New Living Translation
Does the snow ever disappear from the mountaintops of Lebanon? Do the cold streams flowing from those distant mountains ever run dry?

English Standard Version
Does the snow of Lebanon leave the crags of Sirion? Do the mountain waters run dry, the cold flowing streams?

Berean Study Bible
Does the snow of Lebanon ever leave its rocky slopes? Or do its cool waters flowing from a distance ever run dry?

King James Bible
Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?

New King James Version
Will a man leave the snow water of Lebanon, Which comes from the rock of the field? Will the cold flowing waters be forsaken for strange waters?

New American Standard Bible
‘Does the snow of Lebanon leave the rock of the open country alone? Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever dried up?

NASB 1995
Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country? Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever snatched away?

NASB 1977
‘Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country? Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever snatched away?

Amplified Bible
‘Will the snow of [Mount] Lebanon melt and vanish from its rocks [which tower above Israel]? Will the cold, rushing waters of foreign lands [that flow down from the distant land] be dried up?

Christian Standard Bible
Does the snow of Lebanon ever leave the highland crags? Or does cold water flowing from a distance ever fail?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Does the snow of Lebanon ever leave the highland crags? Or does cold water flowing from a distance ever fail?

American Standard Version
Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? or'shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If the snow departs from The Mount of Breasts and from Lebanon, and if foreign cold waters that flow are withheld

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Will fertilising streams fail to flow from a rock, or snow fail from Libanus? will water violently impelled by the wind turn aside?

Contemporary English Version
The snow on Lebanon's mountains never melts away, and the streams there never run dry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall now the snow of Libanus fail from the rock of the field? or can the cold waters that gush out and run down, be taken away?

English Revised Version
Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? or shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?

Good News Translation
Are Lebanon's rocky heights ever without snow? Do its cool mountain streams ever run dry?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The rocky slopes of Lebanon are never without snow. The cool mountain streams never dry up.

International Standard Version
Does the snow of Lebanon ever vanish from its rocky slopes? Or does the cold water from a foreign land ever cease to flow?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Doth the snow of Lebanon fail From the rock of the field? Or are the strange cold flowing waters Plucked up?

Literal Standard Version
Does snow of Lebanon Cease from the rock of the field? Will the cold strange [waters] that are flowing be forsaken?

NET Bible
Does the snow ever completely vanish from the rocky slopes of Lebanon? Do the cool waters from those distant mountains ever cease to flow?

New Heart English Bible
Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? Shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?

World English Bible
Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? [or] shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?

Young's Literal Translation
Doth snow of Lebanon Cease from the rock of the field? Failed are the cold strange waters that flow?

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Potter and the Clay
13Therefore this is what the LORD says: “Inquire among the nations: Who has ever heard things like these? Virgin Israel has done a most terrible thing. 14Does the snow of Lebanon ever leave its rocky slopes? Or do its cool waters flowing from a distance ever run dry? 15Yet My people have forgotten Me. They burn incense to worthless idols that make them stumble in their ways, leaving the ancient roads to walk on rutted bypaths instead of on the highway.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 18:13
Therefore this is what the LORD says: "Inquire among the nations: Who has ever heard things like these? Virgin Israel has done a most terrible thing.

Jeremiah 18:15
Yet My people have forgotten Me. They burn incense to worthless idols that make them stumble in their ways, leaving the ancient roads to walk on rutted bypaths instead of on the highway.


Treasury of Scripture

Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which comes from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?

Will.

John 6:68
Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

the snow, etc.









(14) Will a man leave . . .?--The interpolated words "a man" pervert the meaning of the verse, which should run thus: Will the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? or shall the cold (or, with some commentators, "rushing ") flowing waters from afar (literally, strange, or, as some take it, that dash down) be dried up? The questions imply an answer in the negative, and assert in a more vivid form what had been expressed more distinctly, though less poetically, in Jeremiah 2:13. The strength of Jehovah was like the unfailing snow of Lebanon (the "white" or snow mountain, like Mont Blanc or Snowdon), like the dashing stream that flows from heights so distant that they belong to a strange country, and which along its whole course was never dried up, and yet men forsook that strength for their own devices. The "streams of Lebanon" appear as the type of cool refreshing waters in Song of Solomon 4:15. The term "rock of the field" is applied in Jeremiah 17:3; Jeremiah 21:13 to Jerusalem, but there is no reason why it should not be used of Lebanon or any other mountain soaring above the plain. The notion that the prophet spoke of the brook Gihon on Mount Zion, as fed, by an underground channel, from the snows of Lebanon, has not sufficient evidence to commend it, but the "dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion" (Psalm 133:3) presents, to say the least, a suggestive parallel. Possibly the prophet has the Jordan in his mind. Tacitus (Hist. v. 6) describes it as fed by the snows of Lebanon, the summit of which is, in his expressive language, faithful to its snows through the heat of summer.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Does the snow
שֶׁ֣לֶג (še·leḡ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7950: Snow

of Lebanon
לְבָנ֑וֹן (lə·ḇā·nō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3844: Lebanon -- a wooded mountain range on the northern border of Israel

ever leave
הֲיַעֲזֹ֥ב (hă·ya·‘ă·zōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

its rocky
מִצּ֛וּר (miṣ·ṣūr)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

slopes?
שָׂדַ֖י (śā·ḏay)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land

Or
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

do its cool
קָרִ֖ים (qā·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7119: Cool, quiet

waters
מַ֛יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

flowing
נוֹזְלִֽים׃ (nō·wz·lîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 5140: To flow, trickle, drop, distill

from a distance
זָרִ֥ים (zā·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

ever run dry?
יִנָּתְשׁ֗וּ (yin·nā·ṯə·šū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5428: To pull or pluck up, root out


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