Jeremiah 35:9
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New American Standard Bible
nor to build ourselves houses to dwell in; and we do not have vineyard or field or seed.

King James Bible
Nor to build houses for us to dwell in: neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:

Darby Bible Translation
and not to build houses for us to dwell in; neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed;

World English Bible
nor to build houses for us to dwell in; neither have we vineyard, nor field, nor seed:

Young's Literal Translation
nor to build houses for our dwelling; and vineyard, and field, and seed, we have none;

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Approaching Doom
The first years of Jehoiakim's reign were filled with warnings of approaching doom. The word of the Lord spoken by the prophets was about to be fulfilled. The Assyrian power to the northward, long supreme, was no longer to rule the nations. Egypt on the south, in whose power the king of Judah was vainly placing his trust, was soon to receive a decided check. All unexpectedly a new world power, the Babylonian Empire, was rising to the eastward and swiftly overshadowing all other nations. Within a
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Jeremiah
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
1 Timothy 6:6
But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.

Psalm 37:16
Better is the little of the righteous Than the abundance of many wicked.

Jeremiah 35:7
'You shall not build a house, and you shall not sow seed and you shall not plant a vineyard or own one; but in tents you shall dwell all your days, that you may live many days in the land where you sojourn.'

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