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Jeremiah 8:18-9:2 World English Bible (WEB)

18 Oh that I could comfort myself against sorrow!
    My heart is faint within me.
19 Behold, the voice of the cry of the daughter of my people from a land that is very far off:
    “Isn’t Yahweh in Zion?
    Isn’t her King in her?”

“Why have they provoked me to anger with their engraved images,
    and with foreign vanities?”

20 “The harvest is past,
    the summer is ended,
    and we are not saved.”

21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt:
    I mourn; dismay has taken hold on me.
22 Is there no balm in Gilead?
    is there no physician there?
Why then isn’t the health of the daughter of my people recovered?

Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a spring of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people! Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.

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Jeremiah 8:18-9:2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

18 [a]My sorrow is beyond healing,
My heart is faint within me!
19 Behold, listen! The cry of the daughter of my people from a distant land:
“Is the Lord not in Zion? Is her King not within her?”
“Why have they provoked Me with their graven images, with foreign [b]idols?”
20 “Harvest is past, summer is ended,
And we are not saved.”
21 For the brokenness of the daughter of my people I am broken;
I mourn, dismay has taken hold of me.
22 Is there no balm in Gilead?
Is there no physician there?
Why then has not the [c]health of the daughter of my people [d]been restored?

A Lament over Zion

[e]Oh that my head were waters
And my eyes a fountain of tears,
That I might weep day and night
For the slain of the daughter of my people!
[f]Oh that I had in the desert
A wayfarers’ lodging place;
That I might leave my people
And go from them!
For all of them are adulterers,
An assembly of treacherous men.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 8:18 So Gr and versions
  2. Jeremiah 8:19 Lit vanities
  3. Jeremiah 8:22 Or healing
  4. Jeremiah 8:22 Lit gone up
  5. Jeremiah 9:1 Ch 8:23 in Heb
  6. Jeremiah 9:2 Ch 9:1 in Heb
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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