Jeremiah 12:11
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New International Version
It will be made a wasteland, parched and desolate before me; the whole land will be laid waste because there is no one who cares.

New Living Translation
They have made it an empty wasteland; I hear its mournful cry. The whole land is desolate, and no one even cares.

English Standard Version
They have made it a desolation; desolate, it mourns to me. The whole land is made desolate, but no man lays it to heart.

New American Standard Bible
"It has been made a desolation, Desolate, it mourns before Me; The whole land has been made desolate, Because no man lays it to heart.

King James Bible
They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have made it a desolation. It mourns, desolate, before Me. All the land is desolate, but no one takes it to heart.

International Standard Version
They'll make it into a desolate place, and, desolate, it will cry out in mourning to me. The whole land will be desolate because no one takes it to heart.

NET Bible
They will lay it waste. It will lie parched and empty before me. The whole land will be laid waste. But no one living in it will pay any heed.

New Heart English Bible
They have made it a desolation; it mourns to me, being desolate; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They've left it a wasteland. Devastated, it mourns in my presence. The whole land is destroyed, but no one takes this to heart.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They have made it a desolation, It mourneth unto Me, being desolate; The whole land is made desolate, Because no man layeth it to heart.

New American Standard 1977
“It has been made a desolation,
            Desolate, it mourns before Me;
            The whole land has been made desolate,
            Because no man lays it to heart.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They have made it desolate; it cries against me, desolate; the whole land was made desolate because there was no man that would see.

King James 2000 Bible
They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourns unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.

American King James Version
They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourns to me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.

American Standard Version
They have made it a desolation; it mourneth unto me, being desolate; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They have laid it waste, and it hath mourned for me. With desolation is all the land made desolate; because there is none that considereth in the heart.

Darby Bible Translation
they have made it a desolation; desolate, it mourneth unto me: the whole land is made desolate, for no man layeth it to heart.

English Revised Version
They have made it a desolation; it mourneth unto me, being desolate; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth to me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.

World English Bible
They have made it a desolation; it mourns to me, being desolate; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.

Young's Literal Translation
He hath made it become a desolation, The desolation hath mourned unto Me, Desolated hath been all the land, But there is no one laying it to heart.
Study Bible
God's Answer to Jeremiah
10"Many shepherds have ruined My vineyard, They have trampled down My field; They have made My pleasant field A desolate wilderness. 11"It has been made a desolation, Desolate, it mourns before Me; The whole land has been made desolate, Because no man lays it to heart. 12"On all the bare heights in the wilderness Destroyers have come, For a sword of the LORD is devouring From one end of the land even to the other; There is no peace for anyone.…
Cross References
Romans 8:22
We know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until the present time.

Leviticus 26:32
'I will make the land desolate so that your enemies who settle in it will be appalled over it.

Isaiah 42:25
So He poured out on him the heat of His anger And the fierceness of battle; And it set him aflame all around, Yet he did not recognize it; And it burned him, but he paid no attention.

Jeremiah 4:20
Disaster on disaster is proclaimed, For the whole land is devastated; Suddenly my tents are devastated, My curtains in an instant.

Jeremiah 4:27
For thus says the LORD, "The whole land shall be a desolation, Yet I will not execute a complete destruction.

Jeremiah 4:28
"For this the earth shall mourn And the heavens above be dark, Because I have spoken, I have purposed, And I will not change My mind, nor will I turn from it."

Jeremiah 12:4
How long is the land to mourn And the vegetation of the countryside to wither? For the wickedness of those who dwell in it, Animals and birds have been snatched away, Because men have said, "He will not see our latter ending."

Jeremiah 14:2
"Judah mourns And her gates languish; They sit on the ground in mourning, And the cry of Jerusalem has ascended.

Jeremiah 23:10
For the land is full of adulterers; For the land mourns because of the curse. The pastures of the wilderness have dried up. Their course also is evil And their might is not right.

Jeremiah 25:11
'This whole land will be a desolation and a horror, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
Treasury of Scripture

They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourns to me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.

made it.

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Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will …

Jeremiah 10:22,25 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out …

Jeremiah 19:8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing…

it mourneth.

Jeremiah 12:4-8 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, …

Jeremiah 14:2 Judah mourns, and the gates thereof languish; they are black to the …

Jeremiah 23:10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land …

Lamentations 1:1 How does the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she …

Lamentations 2:1 How has the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his …

Lamentations 3:1 I AM the man that has seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.

Lamentations 4:1 How is the gold become dim! how is the most fine gold changed! the …

Lamentations 5:1 Remember, O LORD, what is come on us: consider, and behold our reproach.

Zechariah 7:5 Speak to all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, …

layeth.

Ecclesiastes 7:2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house …

Isaiah 42:25 Therefore he has poured on him the fury of his anger, and the strength …

Isaiah 57:1 The righteous perishes, and no man lays it to heart: and merciful …

Malachi 2:2 If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give …

(11) They have made it desolate.--The Hebrew is impersonal. "One has made it . . . ," i.e., it is made desolate. As in other poetry of strong emotion, the prophet dwells with a strange solemn iteration on the same sound--"desolate," "desolate," "desolate"--thrice in the same breath. The Hebrew word shemma, so uttered, must have sounded like a wail of lamentation.

Because no man layeth it to heart.--Better, no man laid it . . . The neglect of the past was bearing fruit in the misery of the present.

Verse 11. - Layeth it to heart; rather, laid it to heart. Inconsiderateness is repeatedly spoken of as an aggravation of the moral sickness of Israel (Isaiah 42:25; Isaiah 57:1, 11). They have made it desolate,.... Which is repeated to denote the certainty of it; astonishment at it, and that it might be observed:

and being desolate it mourneth unto me; not the inhabitants of it for their sins, the cause of this desolation; but the land itself, because of the calamities upon it; it crying to God, in its way, for a restoration to its former beauty and glory.

The whole land is made desolate; it was not only the case of Jerusalem, and the parts adjacent, but even of the whole land of Judea:

because no man layeth it to heart, took any notice of the judgment threatened, foretold by the prophets; nor repented of their sins, for which they were threatened with such a desolation; nor even were properly affected with the destruction itself; the earth seemed more sensible of it than they were; this expresses the great stupidity of this people. 11. mourneth unto me—that is, before Me. Eichorn translates, "by reason of Me," because I have given it to desolation (Jer 12:7).

because no man layeth it to heart—because none by repentance and prayer seek to deprecate God's wrath. Or, "yet none lays it to heart"; as in Jer 5:3 [Calvin].12:7-13 God's people had been the dearly-beloved of his soul, precious in his sight, but they acted so, that he gave them up to their enemies. Many professing churches become like speckled birds, presenting a mixture of religion and the world, with its vain fashions, pursuits, and pollutions. God's people are as men wondered at, as a speckled bird; but this people had by their own folly made themselves so; and the beasts and birds are called to prey upon them. The whole land would be made desolate. But until the judgments were actually inflicted, none of the people would lay the warning to heart. When God's hand is lifted up, and men will not see, they shall be made to feel. Silver and gold shall not profit in the day of the Lord's anger. And the efforts of sinners to escape misery, without repentance and works answerable thereto, will end in confusion.
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