Jeremiah 9:21
New International Version
Death has climbed in through our windows and has entered our fortresses; it has removed the children from the streets and the young men from the public squares.

New Living Translation
For death has crept in through our windows and has entered our mansions. It has killed off the flower of our youth: Children no longer play in the streets, and young men no longer gather in the squares.

English Standard Version
For death has come up into our windows; it has entered our palaces, cutting off the children from the streets and the young men from the squares.

Berean Study Bible
For death has climbed in through our windows; it has entered our fortresses to cut off the children from the streets, the young men from the town squares.

King James Bible
For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

New King James Version
For death has come through our windows, Has entered our palaces, To kill off the children— no longer to be outside! And the young men— no longer on the streets!

New American Standard Bible
For death has come up through our windows; It has entered our palaces To eliminate the children from the streets, The young men from the public squares.

NASB 1995
For death has come up through our windows; It has entered our palaces To cut off the children from the streets, The young men from the town squares.

NASB 1977
For death has come up through our windows; It has entered our palaces To cut off the children from the streets, The young men from the town squares.

Amplified Bible
For death has come up through our windows; It has entered our palaces, Cutting off the children from the streets And the young men from the town squares.

Christian Standard Bible
for Death has climbed through our windows; it has entered our fortresses, cutting off children from the streets, young men from the squares.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for Death has climbed through our windows; it has entered our fortresses, cutting off children from the streets, young men from the squares.

American Standard Version
For death is come up into our windows, it is entered into our palaces; to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because death has come up to our windows and it entered into our palaces to destroy boys from the streets, and young men from the broadways

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For death has come up through your windows, it has entered into our land, to destroy the infants without, and the young men from the streets.

Contemporary English Version
'We were in our fortress, but death sneaked in through our windows. It even struck down children at play and our strongest young men.'

Douay-Rheims Bible
For death is come up through our windows, it is entered into our houses to destroy the children from without, the young men from the streets.

English Revised Version
For death is come up into our windows, it is entered into our palaces; to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

Good News Translation
Death has come in through our windows and entered our palaces; it has cut down the children in the streets and the young men in the marketplaces.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Death has come through our windows and entered our palaces. Death has cut down the children in the streets and the young men in the market places.

International Standard Version
For death comes up through our windows; it has come into our palaces to eliminate children from the streets and young men from the town squares.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For death is come up into our windows, It is entered into our palaces, To cut off the children from the street, And the young men from the broad places.--

Literal Standard Version
For death has come up into our windows, "" It has come into our palaces, "" To cut off the suckling from outside, "" Young men from the broad places.

NET Bible
Death has climbed in through our windows. It has entered into our fortified houses. It has taken away our children who play in the streets. It has taken away our young men who gather in the city squares.'

New Heart English Bible
'For death has come up into our windows, it is entered into our palaces; to cut off the children from outside, and the young men from the streets.'

World English Bible
For death is come up into our windows, it is entered into our palaces; to cut off the children from outside, [and] the young men from the streets.

Young's Literal Translation
For death hath come up into our windows, It hath come into our palaces, To cut off the suckling from without, Young men from the broad places.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Lament over Zion
20Now, O women, hear the word of the LORD. Open your ears to the word of His mouth. Teach your daughters to wail, and one another to lament. 21For death has climbed in through our windows; it has entered our fortresses to cut off the children from the streets, the young men from the town squares. 22Declare that this is what the LORD says: “The corpses of men will fall like dung upon the open field, like newly cut grain behind the reaper, with no one to gather it.”…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 36:17
So He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who put their young men to the sword in the sanctuary, sparing neither young men nor young women, neither elderly nor infirm. God gave them all into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar,

Isaiah 40:30
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall.

Jeremiah 6:11
But I am full of the LORD's wrath; I am tired of holding it back. "Pour it out on the children in the street, and on the young men gathered together. For both husband and wife will be captured, the old and the very old alike.

Jeremiah 6:21
Therefore this is what the LORD says: "I will lay stumbling blocks before this people; fathers and sons alike will be staggered; friends and neighbors will perish."

Jeremiah 15:7
I will scatter them with a winnowing fork at the gates of the land. I will bereave and destroy My people who have not turned from their ways.

Jeremiah 18:21
Therefore, hand their children over to famine; pour out the power of the sword upon them. Let their wives become childless and widowed; let their husbands be slain by disease, their young men struck down by the sword in battle.

Jeremiah 44:7
So now, this is what the LORD God of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Why are you doing such great harm to yourselves by cutting off from Judah man and woman, child and infant, leaving yourselves without a remnant?

Jeremiah 50:30
Therefore, her young men will fall in the streets, and all her warriors will be silenced in that day," declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 9:5
And as I listened, He said to the others, "Follow him through the city and start killing; do not show pity or spare anyone!

Ezekiel 9:6
Slaughter the old men, the young men and maidens, the women and children; but do not go near anyone who has the mark. Now begin at My sanctuary." So they began with the elders who were before the temple.

Joel 2:9
They storm the city; they run along the wall; they climb into houses, entering through windows like thieves.

Amos 6:9
And if there are ten men left in one house, they too will die.

Amos 6:10
And when the relative who is to burn the bodies picks them up to remove them from the house, he will call to one inside, "Is anyone else with you?" "None," that person will answer. "Silence," the relative will retort, "for the name of the LORD must not be invoked."


Treasury of Scripture

For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

Jeremiah 6:11
Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.

Jeremiah 15:7
And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children, I will destroy my people, since they return not from their ways.

2 Chronicles 36:17
Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he gave them all into his hand.









(21) Death is come up into our windows.--"Death" stands here, as in Jeremiah 15:2, specifically for the pestilence, which is to add its horrors to those of the famine and the sword, and which creeps in with its fatal taint at the windows, even though the invader is for a time kept at bay, and cuts off the children who else would play "without," sc., in the court-yard of the house, and the "young men" who else would gather, as were their wont, in the streets or the open places of the city. The Hebrew word rehoboth (comp. Genesis 26:22) answers to "piazza," "square," "market-place," rather than to our street.

Verse 21. - Death is come up, etc. "Death," equivalent to "pestilence" (as Jeremiah 15:2), the most dreaded foe of a besieged population. (For the figure, comp. Joel 2:9.) The children from without. The ideal of Zechariah is that "the streets of the city should be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof" (Jeremiah 8:5). But the pitiless reaper, Death, shall cut off even "the playful child from the street" (so we might render more literally). Streets, in the parallel clause, means the "broad places" where men congregate to toll the news.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

death
מָ֙וֶת֙ (mā·weṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4194: Death, the dead, their place, state, pestilence, ruin

has climbed in
עָ֤לָה (‘ā·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

through our windows;
בְּחַלּוֹנֵ֔ינוּ (bə·ḥal·lō·w·nê·nū)
Preposition-b | Noun - common plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 2474: A window

it has entered
בָּ֖א (bā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

our fortresses,
בְּאַרְמְנוֹתֵ֑ינוּ (bə·’ar·mə·nō·w·ṯê·nū)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 759: A citadel

to cut off
לְהַכְרִ֤ית (lə·haḵ·rîṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3772: To cut, to destroy, consume, to covenant

the children
עוֹלָל֙ (‘ō·w·lāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5768: A suckling

from the streets,
מִח֔וּץ (mi·ḥūṣ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2351: Separate by a, wall, outside, outdoors

the young men
בַּחוּרִ֖ים (ba·ḥū·rîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 970: Selected, a youth

from the town squares.
מֵרְחֹבֽוֹת׃ (mê·rə·ḥō·ḇō·wṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7339: A broad open place, plaza


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