Jeremiah 14:5
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New International Version
Even the doe in the field deserts her newborn fawn because there is no grass.

New Living Translation
Even the doe abandons her newborn fawn because there is no grass in the field.

English Standard Version
Even the doe in the field forsakes her newborn fawn because there is no grass.

New American Standard Bible
"For even the doe in the field has given birth only to abandon her young, Because there is no grass.

King James Bible
Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there was no grass.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even the doe in the field gives birth and abandons her fawn since there is no grass.

International Standard Version
Even the doe in the field gives birth and then abandons her young because there is no grass.

NET Bible
Even the doe abandons her newborn fawn in the field because there is no grass.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, the hind also in the field calves, and forsakes her young, because there is no grass.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even deer in the fields give birth and abandon their young because there's no grass.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, the hind also in the field calveth, and forsaketh her young, Because there is no grass,

New American Standard 1977
“For even the doe in the field has given birth only to abandon her young,
            Because there is no grass.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Even the hind calved in the field and forsook it, because there was no grass.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there was no grass.

American King James Version
Yes, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there was no grass.

American Standard Version
Yea, the hind also in the field calveth, and forsaketh her young , because there is no grass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Yea, the hind also brought forth in the field, and left it, because there was no grass.

Darby Bible Translation
For the hind also calveth in the field, and forsaketh [its young], because there is no grass.

English Revised Version
Yea, the hind also in the field calveth, and forsaketh her young, because there is no grass.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there was no grass.

World English Bible
Yes, the hind also in the field calves, and forsakes [her young], because there is no grass.

Young's Literal Translation
For even the hind in the field hath brought forth -- to forsake it! For there hath been no grass.
Study Bible
Drought, Famine, Sword, Pestilence
4"Because the ground is cracked, For there has been no rain on the land; The farmers have been put to shame, They have covered their heads. 5"For even the doe in the field has given birth only to abandon her young, Because there is no grass. 6"The wild donkeys stand on the bare heights; They pant for air like jackals, Their eyes fail For there is no vegetation.…
Cross References
Genesis 49:21
"Naphtali is a doe let loose, He gives beautiful words.

Isaiah 15:6
For the waters of Nimrim are desolate. Surely the grass is withered, the tender grass died out, There is no green thing.

Joel 1:18
How the beasts groan! The herds of cattle wander aimlessly Because there is no pasture for them; Even the flocks of sheep suffer.
Treasury of Scripture

Yes, the hind also calved in the field, and forsook it, because there was no grass.

Job 39:1-4 Know you the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or …

Psalm 29:9 The voice of the LORD makes the hinds to calve, and discovers the …

(5) Yea.--Better, For, as the Hebrew is usually translated. What follows gives the reason of the terror which has come upon the people. Each region has its representative instance of misery. The hind of the field (the female of the common stag--the Cervus elaphus of zoologists), noted for its tenderness to its young, abandons it, and turns away to seek pasture for itself, and fails to find any.

Verse 5. - Even the animals starve. Yea, the hind also. The hind, contrary to that intense natural affection for which she was famous among the ancients, abandons her young. Yea, the hind also calved in the field,.... Or brought forth her young in the field; of which see Job 39:1, and which they sometimes did through fear, particularly when frightened with thunder and lightning; and which are common in a time of heat and drought, which is the case here; see Psalm 29:9 of these sort of creatures there were great plenty in Judea and the parts adjacent. Aelianus (z) says, the harts in Syria are bred on the highest mountains, Amanus, Lebanon, and Carmel; which were mountains on the borders of the land of Canaan; and the flesh of these was much used for food by the Jews; see Deuteronomy 12:15,

and forsook it; which, as it is a loving creature to its mate, so very careful of its young, and provident for it, and nourishes it, as Pliny (a) observes. The reason of such uncommon usage follows:

because there was no grass; for the hind to feed upon, and so had no milk to suckle its young with; and therefore left it to seek for grass elsewhere, that it might have food for itself, and milk for its young.

(z) De Anima. l. 5. c. 56. (a) Nat. Hist. l. 8. c. 32. 5. The brute creation is reduced to the utmost extremity for the want of food. The "hind," famed for her affection to her young, abandons them.14:1-9 The people were in tears. But it was rather the cry of their trouble, and of their sin, than of their prayer. Let us be thankful for the mercy of water, that we may not be taught to value it by feeling the want of it. See what dependence husbandmen have upon the Divine providence. They cannot plough nor sow in hope, unless God water their furrows. The case even of the wild beasts was very pitiable. The people are not forward to pray, but the prophet prays for them. Sin is humbly confessed. Our sins not only accuse us, but answer against us. Our best pleas in prayer are those fetched from the glory of God's own name. We should dread God's departure, more than the removal of our creature-comforts. He has given Israel his word to hope in. It becomes us in prayer to show ourselves more concerned for God's glory than for our own comfort. And if we now return to the Lord, he will save us to the glory of his grace.
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