Jeremiah 8:17
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New International Version
"See, I will send venomous snakes among you, vipers that cannot be charmed, and they will bite you," declares the LORD.

King James Bible
For, behold, I will send serpents, cockatrices, among you, which will not be charmed, and they shall bite you, saith the LORD.

Darby Bible Translation
For behold, I send among you serpents, vipers against which there is no charm, and they shall bite you, saith Jehovah.

World English Bible
For, behold, I will send serpents, adders, among you, which will not be charmed; and they shall bite you, says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
For, lo, I am sending among you serpents, Vipers that have no charmer, And they have bitten you, an affirmation of Jehovah.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will send serpents - These were symbols of the enemies that were coming against them; a foe that would rather slay them and destroy the land than get booty and ransom.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will.

Deuteronomy 32:24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction...

Isaiah 14:29 Rejoice not you, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote you is broken...

Amos 5:19 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.

Amos 9:3 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out there...

Revelation 9:19 For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails: for their tails were like to serpents, and had heads...

which.

Psalm 58:4,5 Their poison is like the poison of a serpent: they are like the deaf adder that stops her ear...

Ecclesiastes 10:11 Surely the serpent will bite without enchantment; and a babbler is no better.

Library
December 8. "Is There no Balm in Gilead; is There no Physician There?" (Jer. viii. 22).
"Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?" (Jer. viii. 22). Divine healing is just divine life. It is the headship of Christ over the body. It is the life of Christ in the frame. It is the union of our members with the very body of Christ and the inflowing life of Christ in our living members. It is as real as His risen and glorified body. It is as reasonable as the fact that He was raised from the dead and is a living man with a true body and a rational soul to-day, at God's right
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Desolation of the Earth
"Her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. . . . In the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Jeremiah
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Numbers 21:6
Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.

Deuteronomy 32:24
I will send wasting famine against them, consuming pestilence and deadly plague; I will send against them the fangs of wild beasts, the venom of vipers that glide in the dust.

Psalm 58:4
Their venom is like the venom of a snake, like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,

Psalm 58:5
that will not heed the tune of the charmer, however skillful the enchanter may be.

Ecclesiastes 10:11
If a snake bites before it is charmed, the charmer receives no fee.

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