Jeremiah 8:18
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New International Version
You who are my Comforter in sorrow, my heart is faint within me.

King James Bible
When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.

Darby Bible Translation
My comfort in my sadness! my heart is faint in me!

World English Bible
Oh that I could comfort myself against sorrow! My heart is faint within me.

Young's Literal Translation
My refreshing for me is sorrow, For me my heart is sick.

Jeremiah 8:18 Parallel
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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

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Jeremiah 6:24 We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Jeremiah 10:19-22 Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous; but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it...

Job 7:13,14 When I say, My bed shall comfort me, my couch shall ease my complaints...

Isaiah 22:4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labor not to comfort me...

Lamentations 1:16,17 For these things I weep; my eye, my eye runs down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me...

Daniel 10:16,17 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spoke...

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself...

in Heb. upon.

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
Psalm 143:7
Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.

Isaiah 22:4
Therefore I said, "Turn away from me; let me weep bitterly. Do not try to console me over the destruction of my people."

Jeremiah 9:1
Oh, that my head were a spring of water and my eyes a fountain of tears! I would weep day and night for the slain of my people.

Jeremiah 23:9
Concerning the prophets: My heart is broken within me; all my bones tremble. I am like a drunken man, like a strong man overcome by wine, because of the LORD and his holy words.

Lamentations 1:16
"This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit. My children are destitute because the enemy has prevailed."

Lamentations 1:17
Zion stretches out her hands, but there is no one to comfort her. The LORD has decreed for Jacob that his neighbors become his foes; Jerusalem has become an unclean thing among them.

Lamentations 5:17
Because of this our hearts are faint, because of these things our eyes grow dim

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