Jeremiah 2:12
New International Version
Be appalled at this, you heavens, and shudder with great horror,” declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
The heavens are shocked at such a thing and shrink back in horror and dismay,” says the LORD.

English Standard Version
Be appalled, O heavens, at this; be shocked, be utterly desolate, declares the LORD,

Berean Study Bible
Be stunned by this, O heavens; be shocked and utterly appalled,” declares the LORD.

King James Bible
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

New King James Version
Be astonished, O heavens, at this, And be horribly afraid; Be very desolate,” says the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
“Be appalled at this, you heavens, And shudder, be very desolate,” declares the LORD.

NASB 1995
“Be appalled, O heavens, at this, And shudder, be very desolate,” declares the LORD.

NASB 1977
“Be appalled, O heavens, at this, And shudder, be very desolate,” declares the LORD.

Amplified Bible
“Be appalled, O heavens, at this; Be shocked and shudder with horror [at the behavior of the people],” says the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
Be appalled at this, heavens; be shocked and utterly desolated! This is the LORD’s declaration.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be horrified at this, heavens; be shocked and utterly appalled. This is the LORD’s declaration.

American Standard Version
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Be stupefied, Heaven, over this, and tremble and be very afraid, says LORD JEHOVAH

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The heaven is amazed at this, and is very exceedingly horror-struck, saith the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Tell the heavens to tremble with fear!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and ye gates thereof, be very desolate, saith the Lord.

English Revised Version
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

Good News Translation
And so I command the sky to shake with horror, to be amazed and astonished,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be horrified over this, heaven. Be terribly afraid," declares the LORD.

International Standard Version
Heavens, be appalled at this, be shocked, be utterly devastated," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, And be horribly afraid, be ye exceeding amazed, Saith the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
Be astonished, you heavens, at this, Indeed, be frightened, be greatly desolated,” A declaration of YHWH.

NET Bible
Be amazed at this, O heavens! Be shocked and utterly dumbfounded," says the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
"Be astonished, you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid. Be very desolate," says the LORD.

World English Bible
"Be astonished, you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid. Be very desolate," says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Be astonished, ye heavens, at this, Yea, be frightened, be greatly wasted, An affirmation of Jehovah.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Israel has Forsaken God
11Has a nation ever changed its gods, though they are no gods at all? Yet My people have exchanged their Glory for useless idols. 12Be stunned by this, O heavens; be shocked and utterly appalled,” declares the LORD. 13“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living water, and they have dug their own cisterns—broken cisterns that cannot hold water.…

Cross References
Isaiah 1:2
Listen, O heavens, and give ear, O earth, for the LORD has spoken: "I have raised children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against Me.

Jeremiah 4:23
I looked at the earth, and it was formless and void; I looked to the heavens, and they had no light.


Treasury of Scripture

Be astonished, O you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be you very desolate, said the LORD.

Jeremiah 6:19
Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.

Jeremiah 22:29
O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 32:1
Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.









(12) Be astonished, O ye heavens.--The adjuration had been made familiar by a like utterance in Isaiah 1:2; Deut. 32 1 "Astonished"--in the old sense, "thunder-stricken," stupefied. The whole universe is thought of as shocked and startled at the offence against its Creator.

Verse 12. - Be astonished. "Be appalled" would more nearly express the force of the Hebrew (so Jeremiah 18:16; Jeremiah 19:8). Be ye very desolate; literally, become dry; i.e. not so much "shrivel and roll up" (on the analogy of Isaiah 34:4), as "become stiff with horror."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Be stunned
שֹׁ֥מּוּ (šōm·mū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8074: To stun, devastate, stupefy

by
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

this,
זֹ֑את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

O heavens,
שָׁמַ֖יִם (šā·ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

be shocked
וְשַׂעֲר֛וּ (wə·śa·‘ă·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 8175: To storm, to shiver, fear

and utterly
מְאֹ֖ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

appalled,
חָרְב֥וּ (ḥā·rə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 2717: To parch, to desolate, destroy, kill

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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