New International Version
My inheritance has become to me like a lion in the forest. She roars at me; therefore I hate her.
King James Bible
Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth out against me: therefore have I hated it.
Darby Bible Translation
My heritage is become unto me as a lion in the forest; it hath raised its voice against me: therefore have I hated it.
World English Bible
My heritage is become to me as a lion in the forest: she has uttered her voice against me; therefore I have hated her.
Young's Literal Translation
Mine inheritance hath been to Me as a lion in a forest, She gave forth against Me with her voice, Therefore I have hated her.
Jeremiah 12:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Mine heritage is unto me as a lion - The people are enraged against me; they roar like a furious lion against their God. They have proceeded to the most open acts of the most flagrant iniquity.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
crieth out. or, yelleth. Heb. giveth out his voice.
LibraryCalms and Crises
'If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and though in a land of peace thou art secure, yet how wilt thou do in the pride of Jordan?'--JER. xii. 5, R.V. The prophet has been complaining of his persecutors. The divine answer is here, reproving his impatience, and giving him to understand that harder trials are in store for him. Both clauses mean substantially the same thing, and are of a parabolic nature. The one adduces the metaphor …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Roman Pilgrimage: the Miracles which were Wrought in It.
rebellion and treachery against the LORD, turning our backs on our God, inciting revolt and oppression, uttering lies our hearts have conceived.
When she carried on her prostitution openly and exposed her naked body, I turned away from her in disgust, just as I had turned away from her sister.
"Because of all their wickedness in Gilgal, I hated them there. Because of their sinful deeds, I will drive them out of my house. I will no longer love them; all their leaders are rebellious.
The Sovereign LORD has sworn by himself--the LORD God Almighty declares: "I abhor the pride of Jacob and detest his fortresses; I will deliver up the city and everything in it."
Lately my people have risen up like an enemy. You strip off the rich robe from those who pass by without a care, like men returning from battle.
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