New International Version
Do not go out to the fields or walk on the roads, for the enemy has a sword, and there is terror on every side.
King James Bible
Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.
Darby Bible Translation
Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for [there is] the sword of the enemy, terror is on every side.
World English Bible
Don't go forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy, [and] terror, are on every side.
Young's Literal Translation
Go not forth to the field, And in the way walk not, For a sword hath the enemy, fear is round about.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They shall lay hold on bow and spear - Still pointing out the Chaldeans: or according to Dahler, the Scythians, who had before their invasion of Palestine overrun many parts of Asia, and had spread consternation wherever their name was heard.
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LibraryStedfastness in the Old Paths.
"Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls."--Jer. vi. 16. Reverence for the old paths is a chief Christian duty. We look to the future indeed with hope; yet this need not stand in the way of our dwelling on the past days of the Church with affection and deference. This is the feeling of our own Church, as continually expressed in the Prayer Book;--not to slight what has gone before, …
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Scriptures Showing the Sin and Danger of Joining with Wicked and Ungodly Men.
How those who Fear Scourges and those who Contemn them are to be Admonished.
"In the days of Shamgar son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were abandoned; travelers took to winding paths.
If I go into the country, I see those slain by the sword; if I go into the city, I see the ravages of famine. Both prophet and priest have gone to a land they know not.'"
The next day, when Pashhur released him from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, "The LORD's name for you is not Pashhur, but Terror on Every Side.
For this is what the LORD says: 'I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends; with your own eyes you will see them fall by the sword of their enemies. I will give all Judah into the hands of the king of Babylon, who will carry them away to Babylon or put them to the sword.
I hear many whispering, "Terror on every side! Denounce him! Let's denounce him!" All my friends are waiting for me to slip, saying, "Perhaps he will be deceived; then we will prevail over him and take our revenge on him."
"This is what the LORD says: "'Cries of fear are heard-- terror, not peace.
What do I see? They are terrified, they are retreating, their warriors are defeated. They flee in haste without looking back, and there is terror on every side," declares the LORD.
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