New International Version
Since my people are crushed, I am crushed; I mourn, and horror grips me.
King James Bible
For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; astonishment hath taken hold on me.
Darby Bible Translation
-- For the breach of the daughter of my people am I crushed; I go mourning; astonishment hath taken hold of me.
World English Bible
For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt: I mourn; dismay has taken hold on me.
Young's Literal Translation
For a breach of the daughter of my people have I been broken, I have been black, astonishment hath seized me.
Jeremiah 8:21 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The harvest is past - The siege of Jerusalem lasted two years; for Nebuchadnezzar came against it in the ninth year of Zedekiah, and the city was taken in the eleventh; see 2 Kings 25:1-3. This seems to have been a proverb: "We expected deliverance the first year - none came. We hoped for it the second year - we are disappointed; we are not saved - no deliverance is come."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryDecember 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
Oh, my anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain. Oh, the agony of my heart! My heart pounds within me, I cannot keep silent. For I have heard the sound of the trumpet; I have heard the battle cry.
"The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved."
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.
"Judah mourns, her cities languish; they wail for the land, and a cry goes up from Jerusalem.
"Speak this word to them: "'Let my eyes overflow with tears night and day without ceasing; for the Virgin Daughter, my people, has suffered a grievous wound, a crushing blow.
At the sight of them, nations are in anguish; every face turns pale.
She is pillaged, plundered, stripped! Hearts melt, knees give way, bodies tremble, every face grows pale.
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