Jeremiah 16:1
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New American Standard Bible
The word of the LORD also came to me saying,

King James Bible
The word of the LORD came also unto me, saying,

Darby Bible Translation
And the word of Jehovah came to me, saying,

World English Bible
The word of Yahweh came also to me, saying,

Young's Literal Translation
And there is a word of Jehovah unto me, saying:

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

In this prophecy Jeremiah 16:1-18, the punishment of the people is set forth in even sterner terms than in the last. The whole land is likened to a desert covered with the bodies of the dead, who lie unbemoaned and uncared for; and the prophet himself is commanded to abstain from the common usages of mankind that his motto of life, as well as his words, may warn the people of the greatness of the approaching calamity. There is, however, to be finally a return from exile, but only after the idolatry of the nation has been severely punished. The prophecy was probably written about the close of Jehoiakim's reign.

Jeremiah 16:1 Parallel Commentaries

Degrees of Sin
Are all transgressions of the law equally heinous? Some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others. He that delivered me unto thee, has the greater sin.' John 19: 11. The Stoic philosophers held that all sins were equal; but this Scripture clearly holds forth that there is a gradual difference in sin; some are greater than others; some are mighty sins,' and crying sins.' Amos 5: 12; Gen 18: 21. Every sin has a voice to speak, but some
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Jeremiah 15:21
"So I will deliver you from the hand of the wicked, And I will redeem you from the grasp of the violent."

Jeremiah 16:2
"You shall not take a wife for yourself nor have sons or daughters in this place."

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