Jeremiah 2:15
New International Version
Lions have roared; they have growled at him. They have laid waste his land; his towns are burned and deserted.

New Living Translation
Strong lions have roared against him, and the land has been destroyed. The towns are now in ruins, and no one lives in them anymore.

English Standard Version
The lions have roared against him; they have roared loudly. They have made his land a waste; his cities are in ruins, without inhabitant.

Berean Study Bible
The young lions have roared at him; they have growled with a loud voice. They have laid waste his land; his cities lie in ruins, without inhabitants.

New American Standard Bible
"The young lions have roared at him, They have roared loudly. And they have made his land a waste; His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant.

King James Bible
The young lions roared upon him, and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.

Christian Standard Bible
The young lions have roared at him; they have roared loudly. They have laid waste his land. His cities are in ruins, without inhabitants.

Contemporary English Version
Enemies roared like lions and destroyed your land; towns lie burned and empty.

Good News Translation
They have roared at him like lions; they have made his land a desert, and his towns lie in ruins, completely abandoned.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The young lions have roared at him; they have roared loudly. They have laid waste his land. His cities are in ruins, without inhabitants.

International Standard Version
Young lions roar at him, they cry out loudly. They have made his land into a wasteland, and his cities are destroyed so they are without inhabitants.

NET Bible
Like lions his enemies roar victoriously over him; they raise their voices in triumph. They have laid his land waste; his cities have been burned down and deserted.

New Heart English Bible
The young lions have roared at him, and yelled. They have made his land waste. His cities are burned up, without inhabitant.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Young lions have roared very loudly at them. Young lions have turned the land into a wasteland. The cities have been burned down, and everyone has left.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The young lions have roared upon him, And let their voice resound; And they have made his land desolate, His cities are laid waste, Without inhabitant.

New American Standard 1977
“The young lions have roared at him, They have roared loudly. And they have made his land a waste; His cities have been destroyed, without inhabitant.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The young lions roared upon him and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are deserted without inhabitant.

King James 2000 Bible
The young lions roared upon him, and growled, and they made his land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.

American King James Version
The young lions roared on him, and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.

American Standard Version
The young lions have roared upon him, and yelled; and they have made his land waste: his cities are burned up, without inhabitant.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The lions roared upon him, and uttered their voice, which have made his land a wilderness: and his cities are broken down, that they should not be inhabited.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The lions have roared upon him, and have made a noise, they have made his land a wilderness: his cities are burnt down and there is none to dwell in them.

Darby Bible Translation
The young lions roared against him, they gave forth their voice, and they made his land desolate: his cities are burned, without inhabitant.

English Revised Version
The young lions have roared upon him, and yelled: and they have made his land waste; his cities are burned up, without inhabitant.

Webster's Bible Translation
The young lions roared upon him, and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.

World English Bible
The young lions have roared at him, and yelled. They have made his land waste. His cities are burned up, without inhabitant.

Young's Literal Translation
Against him roar do young lions, They have given forth their voice, And make his land become a desolation, His cities have been burnt without inhabitant.
Study Bible
The Consequences of Israel's Sin
14Is Israel a slave? Was he born into slavery? Why then has he become prey? 15The young lions have roared at him; they have growled with a loud voice. They have laid waste his land; his cities lie in ruins, without inhabitants. 16The men of Memphis and Tahpanhes have shaved the crown of your head.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 4:7
A lion has gone up from his thicket, and a destroyer of nations has set out. He has left his lair to lay waste to your land. Your cities will be reduced to ruins and lie uninhabited.

Jeremiah 50:17
Israel is a scattered flock, chased away by lions. The first to devour him was the king of Assyria; the last to crush his bones was Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon."

Jeremiah 51:38
They will roar together like young lions; they will growl like lion cubs.

Ezekiel 36:3
therefore prophesy and declare that this is what the Lord GOD says: Because they have made you desolate and have trampled you on every side, so that you became a possession of the rest of the nations and were taken up in slander by the lips of their talkers,

Zechariah 11:3
Listen to the wail of the shepherds, for their glory is in ruins. Listen to the howl of the young lions, for the thickets of the Jordan are destroyed.

Treasury of Scripture

The young lions roared on him, and yelled, and they made his land waste: his cities are burned without inhabitant.

young lions

Jeremiah 5:6
Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.

Jeremiah 25:30
Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them, The LORD shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes, against all the inhabitants of the earth.

Jeremiah 50:17
Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.

yelled.

Isaiah 1:7
Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

Isaiah 24:1
Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

Ezekiel 5:14
Moreover I will make thee waste, and a reproach among the nations that are round about thee, in the sight of all that pass by.

his cities

Jeremiah 4:7
The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.

Jeremiah 9:11
And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.

Jeremiah 26:9
Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.







Lexicon
The young lions
כְפִרִ֔ים (ḵə·p̄i·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3715: A village, a young lion

have roared
יִשְׁאֲג֣וּ (yiš·’ă·ḡū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7580: To rumble, moan

at him;
עָלָיו֙ (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

they have growled
נָתְנ֖וּ (nā·ṯə·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

with a loud voice.
קוֹלָ֑ם (qō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

They have laid
וַיָּשִׁ֤יתוּ (way·yā·šî·ṯū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7896: To put, set

waste
לְשַׁמָּ֔ה (lə·šam·māh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8047: Ruin, consternation

his land;
אַרְצוֹ֙ (’ar·ṣōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

his cities
עָרָ֥יו (‘ā·rāw)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

lie in ruins,
נִצְּת֖וּ (niṣ·ṣə·ṯū)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3341: To burn, set on fire, to desolate

without
מִבְּלִ֥י (mib·bə·lî)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1097: Failure, nothing, destruction, without, not yet, because not, as long as

inhabitants.
יֹשֵֽׁב׃ (yō·šêḇ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry
(15) The young lions roared . . .--The real answer to the question, that Israel had forsaken its true master, is given in Jeremiah 2:17. Here it is implied in the description of what the runaway slave had suffered. Lions had attacked him; not figuratively only, as symbolising invaders, but in the most literal sense, they had made his land waste (2Kings 17:25).

Are burned.--Better, levelled with the ground.

Verse 15. - The young lions, etc. A fresh figure, and a most natural one in Judaea (comp. 1 Samuel 17:34); already applied to the Assyrians by Isaiah (Isaiah 5:29, 30). Burned; rather, made ruinous (corer. "ruinous heaps," 2 Kings 19:25). 2:14-19 Is Israel a servant? No, they are the seed of Abraham. We may apply this spiritually: Is the soul of man a slave? No, it is not; but has sold its own liberty, and enslaved itself to divers lusts and passions. The Assyrian princes, like lions, prevailed against Israel. People from Egypt destroyed their glory and strength. They brought these calamities on themselves by departing from the Lord. The use and application of this is, Repent of thy sin, that thy correction may not be thy ruin. What has a Christian to do in the ways of forbidden pleasure or vain sinful mirth, or with the pursuits of covetousness and ambition?
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