Jeremiah 8:15
New International Version
We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there is only terror.

New Living Translation
We hoped for peace, but no peace came. We hoped for a time of healing, but found only terror.’

English Standard Version
We looked for peace, but no good came; for a time of healing, but behold, terror.

Berean Study Bible
We hoped for peace, but no good has come, for a time of healing, but there was only terror.

King James Bible
We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!

New King James Version
We looked for peace, but no good came; And for a time of health, and there was trouble!

New American Standard Bible
We waited for peace, but no good came; For a time of healing, but behold, terror!

NASB 1995
We waited for peace, but no good came; For a time of healing, but behold, terror!

NASB 1977
We waited for peace, but no good came; For a time of healing, but behold, terror!

Amplified Bible
We waited for peace and salvation, but no good came, And for a time of healing, but behold, terror!

Christian Standard Bible
We hoped for peace, but there was nothing good; for a time of healing, but there was only terror.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We hoped for peace, but there was nothing good; for a time of healing, but there was only terror.

American Standard Version
We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of healing, and, behold, dismay!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
We wait for peace and there is no good, and for a time of healing, and there was distress for us

Brenton Septuagint Translation
We assembled for peace, but there was no prosperity; for a time of healing, but behold anxiety.

Contemporary English Version
We had hoped for peace and a time of healing, but all we got was terror.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We looked for peace and no good came: for a time of healing, and behold fear.

English Revised Version
We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of healing, and behold dismay!

Good News Translation
We hoped for peace and a time of healing, but it was no use; terror came instead.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We hoped for peace, but nothing good has happened. We hoped for a time of healing, but there's only terror.

International Standard Version
We waited for peace, but no good has come, for a time of healing, but instead there was terror.

JPS Tanakh 1917
We looked for peace, but no good came; And for a time of healing, and behold terror!'

Literal Standard Version
Looking for peace—and there is no good, "" For a time of healing, and behold—terror.

NET Bible
We hoped for good fortune, but nothing good has come of it. We hoped for a time of relief, but instead we experience terror.

New Heart English Bible
We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of healing, and look, dismay.

World English Bible
We looked for peace, but no good came; [and] for a time of healing, and behold, dismay!

Young's Literal Translation
Looking for peace -- and there is no good, For a time of healing, and lo, terror.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judah's Sin and Punishment
14Why are we just sitting here? Gather together, let us flee to the fortified cities and perish there, for the LORD our God has doomed us. He has given us poisoned water to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD. 15We hoped for peace, but no good has come, for a time of healing, but there was only terror. 16The snorting of enemy horses is heard from Dan. At the sound of the neighing of mighty steeds, the whole land quakes. They come to devour the land and everything in it, the city and all who dwell in it.…

Cross References
Job 30:26
But when I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, darkness fell.

Jeremiah 8:11
They dress the wound of the daughter of My people with very little care, saying, 'Peace, peace,' when there is no peace at all.

Jeremiah 14:19
Have You rejected Judah completely? Do You despise Zion? Why have You stricken us so that we are beyond healing? We hoped for peace, but no good has come, and for the time of healing, but there was only terror.


Treasury of Scripture

We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!

Jeremiah 4:10
Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.

Jeremiah 14:19
Hast thou utterly rejected Judah? hath thy soul lothed Zion? why hast thou smitten us, and there is no healing for us? we looked for peace, and there is no good; and for the time of healing, and behold trouble!

Micah 1:12
For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but evil came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.









(15) A time of health . . .--Better, healing, or, following another etymology, a time of quietness, and behold alarm. "Peace," in the first clause, is used in its wider sense as including all forms of good.

Verse 15. - Health; rather, healing. Another rendering is tranquility (same sense as in Ecclesiastes 10:4). Trouble; rather, terror.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
We hoped
קַוֵּ֥ה (qaw·wêh)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 6960: To bind together, collect, to expect

for peace,
לְשָׁל֖וֹם (lə·šā·lō·wm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7965: Safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, health, prosperity, peace

but no
וְאֵ֣ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

good [has come],
ט֑וֹב (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

for a time
לְעֵ֥ת (lə·‘êṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 6256: Time, now, when

of healing,
מַרְפֵּ֖ה (mar·pêh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4832: Curative, a medicine, a cure, deliverance, placidity

but there
וְהִנֵּ֥ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

was only terror.
בְעָתָֽה׃ (ḇə·‘ā·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 1205: Terror, dismay


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