Jeremiah 44:7
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"Now this is what the LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Why bring such great disaster on yourselves by cutting off from Judah the men and women, the children and infants, and so leave yourselves without a remnant?

King James Bible
Therefore now thus saith the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel; Wherefore commit ye this great evil against your souls, to cut off from you man and woman, child and suckling, out of Judah, to leave you none to remain;

Darby Bible Translation
And now thus saith Jehovah the God of hosts, the God of Israel: Wherefore commit ye great evil against your souls, to cut off from you man and woman, infant and suckling, out of the midst of Judah, to leave you no remnant;

World English Bible
Therefore now thus says Yahweh, the God of Armies, the God of Israel: Why do you commit great evil against your own souls, to cut off from yourselves man and woman, infant and nursing child out of the midst of Judah, to leave yourselves none remaining;

Young's Literal Translation
'And, now, thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: Why are ye doing great evil unto your own souls, to cut off to you man and woman, infant and suckling, from the midst of Judah, so as not to leave to you a remnant:

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

This great evil against your souls - Will not self-interest weigh with you? See what ruin your conduct has brought upon your country. Your fathers sinned as you are doing; and where are they now? Either destroyed, or in captivity. And you are now taking the same way to your own destruction.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

against

Jeremiah 7:19 Do they provoke me to anger? said the LORD: do they not provoke themselves to the confusion of their own faces?

Jeremiah 25:7 Yet you have not listened to me, said the LORD; that you might provoke me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt.

Jeremiah 42:20 For you dissembled in your hearts, when you sent me to the LORD your God, saying, Pray for us to the LORD our God...

Numbers 16:38 The censers of these sinners against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar...

Proverbs 1:18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privately for their own lives.

Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be held with the cords of his sins.

Proverbs 8:36 But he that sins against me wrongs his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Proverbs 15:32 He that refuses instruction despises his own soul: but he that hears reproof gets understanding.

Ezekiel 33:11 Say to them, As I live, said the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked...

Habakkuk 2:10 You have consulted shame to your house by cutting off many people, and have sinned against your soul.

to cut

Jeremiah 44:8,11 In that you provoke me to wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense to other gods in the land of Egypt...

Jeremiah 9:21 For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without...

Jeremiah 51:22 With you also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with you will I break in pieces old and young...

Joshua 6:21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and donkey...

Judges 21:11 And this is the thing that you shall do, You shall utterly destroy every male, and every woman that has lain by man.

child

Deuteronomy 32:25 The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.

1 Samuel 15:3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling...

1 Samuel 22:19 And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen, and donkeys...

Lamentations 2:11 My eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured on the earth, for the destruction of the daughter of my people...

judah [heb] the midst of Judah
to leave

Jeremiah 44:12,14,27,28 And I will take the remnant of Judah, that have set their faces to go into the land of Egypt to sojourn there...

Library
God's Patient Pleadings
'I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.'--JER. xliv. 4. The long death-agony of the Jewish kingdom has come to an end. The frivolous levity, which fed itself on illusions and would not be sobered by facts, has been finally crushed out of the wretched people. The dreary succession of incompetent kings--now a puppet set up by Egypt, now another puppet set up by Babylon, has ended with the weak Zedekiah. The
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Man's Inability to Keep the Moral Law
Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God? No mere man, since the fall, is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments of God, but does daily break them, in thought, word, and deed. In many things we offend all.' James 3: 2. Man in his primitive state of innocence, was endowed with ability to keep the whole moral law. He had rectitude of mind, sanctity of will, and perfection of power. He had the copy of God's law written on his heart; no sooner did God command but he obeyed.
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Cross References
Numbers 16:38
the censers of the men who sinned at the cost of their lives. Hammer the censers into sheets to overlay the altar, for they were presented before the LORD and have become holy. Let them be a sign to the Israelites."

Jeremiah 3:24
From our youth shameful gods have consumed the fruits of our ancestors' labor-- their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters.

Jeremiah 9:21
Death has climbed in through our windows and has entered our fortresses; it has removed the children from the streets and the young men from the public squares.

Jeremiah 26:19
"Did Hezekiah king of Judah or anyone else in Judah put him to death? Did not Hezekiah fear the LORD and seek his favor? And did not the LORD relent, so that he did not bring the disaster he pronounced against them? We are about to bring a terrible disaster on ourselves!"

Jeremiah 44:12
I will take away the remnant of Judah who were determined to go to Egypt to settle there. They will all perish in Egypt; they will fall by the sword or die from famine. From the least to the greatest, they will die by sword or famine. They will become a curse and an object of horror, a curse and an object of reproach.

Jeremiah 51:22
with you I shatter man and woman, with you I shatter old man and youth, with you I shatter young man and young woman,

Lamentations 2:11
My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.

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