Jeremiah 49:25
New International Version
Why has the city of renown not been abandoned, the town in which I delight?

New Living Translation
That famous city, a city of joy, will be forsaken!

English Standard Version
How is the famous city not forsaken, the city of my joy?

Berean Study Bible
How is the city of praise not forsaken, the town that brings Me joy?

New American Standard Bible
"How the city of praise has not been deserted, The town of My joy!

King James Bible
How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!

Christian Standard Bible
How can the city of praise not be abandoned, the town that brings me joy?

Contemporary English Version
Once I was pleased with your famous city. But now I warn you, "Escape while you still can!"

Good News Translation
The famous city that used to be happy is completely deserted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How can the city of praise not be abandoned, the town that brings Me joy?

International Standard Version
Why is the famous city, the joyful town, not abandoned?

NET Bible
How deserted will that once-famous city be, that city that was once filled with joy!

New Heart English Bible
How is the city of praise not forsaken, the city of my joy?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Why isn't that famous, happy city abandoned?

JPS Tanakh 1917
How is the city of praise left unrepaired, The city of my joy?'

New American Standard 1977
“How the city of praise has not been deserted, The town of My joy!

Jubilee Bible 2000
How did they not forgive the city of praise, the city of my joy!

King James 2000 Bible
How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!

American King James Version
How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!

American Standard Version
How is the city of praise not forsaken, the city of my joy?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How has she not left my city, they have loved the village?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How have they forsaken the city of renown, the city of joy !

Darby Bible Translation
How is not the town of praise forsaken, the city of my joy!

English Revised Version
How is the city of praise not forsaken, the city of my joy?

Webster's Bible Translation
How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!

World English Bible
How is the city of praise not forsaken, the city of my joy?

Young's Literal Translation
How is it not left -- the city of praise, The city of my joy!
Study Bible
The Judgment on Damascus
24Damascus has become feeble; she has turned to flee. Panic has gripped her; anguish and pain have seized her like a woman in labor. 25How is the city of praise not forsaken, the town that brings Me joy? 26For her young men will fall in her streets; all the warriors will be silenced in that day,” declares the LORD of Hosts.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 33:9
So this city will bring Me renown, joy, praise, and glory before all the nations of the earth, who will hear of all the good I do for it. They will tremble in awe because of all the goodness and prosperity I will provide it.

Jeremiah 51:41
How Sheshach has been captured! The praise of all the earth has been seized. What a horror Babylon has become among the nations!

Treasury of Scripture

How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!

Jeremiah 33:9
And it shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and an honour before all the nations of the earth, which shall hear all the good that I do unto them: and they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and for all the prosperity that I procure unto it.

Jeremiah 48:2,39
There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee…

Jeremiah 51:41
How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!







Lexicon
How
אֵ֥יךְ (’êḵ)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 349: How?, how!, where

is the city
עִ֣יר (‘îr)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5892: Excitement

of praise
תְּהִלָּ֑ת (tə·hil·lāṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8416: Praise, song of praise

not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

forsaken,
עֻזְּבָ֖ה (‘uz·zə·ḇāh)
Verb - QalPass - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

the town
קִרְיַ֖ת (qir·yaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7151: A town, city

that brings Me joy?
מְשׂוֹשִֽׂי׃ (mə·śō·w·śî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4885: Exultation, rejoicing
(25) How is the city of praise not left . . . !--The exclamation, half scornful, half ironical, points to the fact that the inhabitants of Damascus had tried in vain to flee (Jeremiah 49:24). The city so fair and glorious, with its rivers Abana and Pharphar (2Kings 5:12), had not been "left," would not be empty when it was taken. The people would perish with it. Her young warriors and her veterans should be cut off within the walls.

Verse 25. - Hew is the city of praise not left, etc.! A difficult passage. The construction, indeed, is plain. "How is not," etc. I can only mean "How is it that the city of praise is not," etc.?(comp. 2 Samuel 1:14). The difficulty lies in the word rendered "left." The ordinary meaning of the verb, when applied to cities, is certainly "to leave without inhabitants;" e.g. Jeremiah 4:29; Isaiah 7:16; Isaiah 32:14. This, however, does not suit the context, which shows that "the daughter of Damascus" personified is the speaker, so that ver. 25 ought rather to mean, "How is it that the city of praise is [not, 'is not'] forsaken?" Either, then, we must suppose that "not" has been inserted by mistake - a too arbitrary step, seeing that there is no negative in the context to account for the insertion (the case is different, therefore, from Job 21:30; Job 27:15, where such an insertion is at any rate justifiable); or else we must give uzzebhah the sense of "let go free" (comp. Exodus 23:5; Deuteronomy 32:36; Job 10:1). It is the obstinate incredulity of love which refuses to admit the possibility of the destruction of the loved object. The city of praise. The city which is my "praise," or boast. Few cities, in fact, have had so long and brilliant an existence as Damascus. 49:23-27 How easily God can dispirit those nations that have been most celebrated for valour! Damascus waxes feeble. It was a city of joy, having all the delights of the sons of men. But those deceive themselves who place their happiness in carnal joys.
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