New International Version
"You must not marry and have sons or daughters in this place."
King James Bible
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.
Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, and thou shalt not have sons nor daughters in this place.
World English Bible
You shall not take a wife, neither shall you have sons or daughters, in this place.
Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost not take to thee a wife, Nor hast thou sons and daughters in this place.
Jeremiah 16:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Those shalt not take thee a wife - As it would be very inconvenient to have a family when the threatened desolations should come on the place. The reason is given in the following verses.
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Having thus cleared up this truth, we should come to speak of the way of believers making use of him as the truth, in several cases wherein they will stand in need of him as the truth. But ere we come to the particulars, we shall first propose some general uses of this useful point. First. This point of truth serveth to discover unto us, the woful condition of such as are strangers to Christ the truth; and oh, if it were believed! For, 1. They are not yet delivered from that dreadful plague of …
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Then the word of the LORD came to me:
For this is what the LORD says about the sons and daughters born in this land and about the women who are their mothers and the men who are their fathers:
Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease.
"As you summon to a feast day, so you summoned against me terrors on every side. In the day of the LORD's anger no one escaped or survived; those I cared for and reared my enemy has destroyed."
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