Jeremiah 14:2
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New International Version
"Judah mourns, her cities languish; they wail for the land, and a cry goes up from Jerusalem.

King James Bible
Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

Darby Bible Translation
Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish, they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem goeth up.

World English Bible
Judah mourns, and its gates languish, they sit in black on the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

Young's Literal Translation
Mourned hath Judah, and her gates have languished, They have mourned to the earth, And the cry of Jerusalem hath gone up.

Jeremiah 14:2 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The gates thereof languish - The gates being the places of public resort, they are put here for the people.

They are black unto the ground - Covered from head to foot with a black garment, the emblem of sorrow and calamity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

mourneth.

Jeremiah 4:28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent...

Jeremiah 12:4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein?...

Isaiah 3:26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit on the ground.

Hosea 4:3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwells therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field...

Joel 1:10 The field is wasted, the land mourns; for the corn is wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languishes.

the gates.

Isaiah 24:4,7 The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away, the haughty people of the earth do languish...

Isaiah 33:9 The earth mourns and languishes: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness...

they.

Jeremiah 8:21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment has taken hold on me.

Lamentations 2:9 Her gates are sunk into the ground; he has destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles...

Lamentations 4:8,9 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: their skin sticks to their bones; it is withered...

Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

Joel 2:6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.

the cry.

Jeremiah 11:11 Therefore thus said the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil on them, which they shall not be able to escape...

Jeremiah 18:22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, when you shall bring a troop suddenly on them: for they have dig a pit to take me...

Exodus 2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.

1 Samuel 5:12 And the men that died not were smitten with the tumors: and the cry of the city went up to heaven.

1 Samuel 9:16 To morrow about this time I will send you a man out of the land of Benjamin, and you shall anoint him to be captain over my people Israel...

Job 34:28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to him, and he hears the cry of the afflicted.

Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant plant: and he looked for judgment...

Isaiah 15:5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee to Zoar, an heifer of three years old...

Zechariah 7:13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, said the LORD of hosts:

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Triumphant Prayer
'O Lord, though our iniquities testify against us, do Thou it for Thy name's sake: for our backslidings are many; we have sinned against Thee. 8. O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof in time of trouble, why shouldest Thou be as a stranger in the land, and as a wayfaring man that turneth aside to tarry for a night? 9. Why shouldest Thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man that cannot save? yet Thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by Thy name; leave us not.'--JER. xiv. 7-9.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Question of the Contemplative Life
I. Is the Contemplative Life wholly confined to the Intellect, or does the Will enter into it? S. Thomas, On the Beatific Vision, I., xii. 7 ad 3m II. Do the Moral Virtues pertain to the Contemplative Life? S. Augustine, Of the City of God, xix. 19 III. Does the Contemplative Life comprise many Acts? S. Augustine, Of the Perfection of Human Righteousness, viii. 18 " Ep., cxxx. ad probam IV. Does the Contemplative Life consist solely in the Contemplation of God, or in the Consideration
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

Cross References
1 Samuel 5:12
Those who did not die were afflicted with tumors, and the outcry of the city went up to heaven.

Psalm 144:14
our oxen will draw heavy loads. There will be no breaching of walls, no going into captivity, no cry of distress in our streets.

Isaiah 3:26
The gates of Zion will lament and mourn; destitute, she will sit on the ground.

Isaiah 24:11
In the streets they cry out for wine; all joy turns to gloom, all joyful sounds are banished from the earth.

Jeremiah 4:28
Therefore the earth will mourn and the heavens above grow dark, because I have spoken and will not relent, I have decided and will not turn back."

Jeremiah 8:21
Since my people are crushed, I am crushed; I mourn, and horror grips me.

Jeremiah 11:11
Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'I will bring on them a disaster they cannot escape. Although they cry out to me, I will not listen to them.

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