Jeremiah 2:12
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English Standard Version
Be appalled, O heavens, at this; be shocked, be utterly desolate, declares the LORD,

King James Bible
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

American Standard Version
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and ye gates thereof, be very desolate, saith the Lord.

English Revised Version
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

They said not, Where is Jahveh? i.e., they have no longer taken any thought of Jahveh; have not recalled His benefits, though they owed to Him all they had become and all they possessed. He has brought them out of Egypt, freed them from the house of bondage (Micah 6:4), and saved them from the oppression of the Pharaohs, meant to extirpate them (Exodus 3:7.). He has led them through pathless and inhospitable deserts, miraculously furnished them with bread and water, and protected them from all dangers (Deuteronomy 8:15). To show the greatness of His benefits, the wilderness is described as parched unfruitful land, as a land of deadly terrors and dangers. ,ארץ ערבה land of steppes or heaths, corresponds to the land unsown of Jeremiah 2:2. "And of pits," i.e., full of dangerous pits and chasms into which one may stumble unawares. Land of drought, where one may have to pine through thirst. And of the shadow of death: so Sheol is named in Job 10:21 as being a place of deep darkness; here, the wilderness, as a land of the terrors of death, which surround the traveller with darkness as of death: Isaiah 8:22; Isaiah 9:1; Job 16:16. A land through which no one passes, etc., i.e., which offers the traveller neither path nor shelter. Through his frightful desert God has brought His people in safety.

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Jeremiah 6:19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil on this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not listened to my words...

Jeremiah 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 32:1 Give ear, O you heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.

Isaiah 1:2 Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD has spoken, I have nourished and brought up children...

Micah 6:2 Hear you, O mountains, the LORD's controversy, and you strong foundations of the earth: for the LORD has a controversy with his people...

Matthew 27:45,50-53 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land to the ninth hour...

Cross References
Isaiah 1:2
Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the LORD has spoken: "Children have I reared and brought up, but they have rebelled against me.

Jeremiah 4:23
I looked on the earth, and behold, it was without form and void; and to the heavens, and they had no light.

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