Jeremiah 16:19
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New International Version
LORD, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress, to you the nations will come from the ends of the earth and say, "Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods, worthless idols that did them no good.

New Living Translation
LORD, you are my strength and fortress, my refuge in the day of trouble! Nations from around the world will come to you and say, "Our ancestors left us a foolish heritage, for they worshiped worthless idols.

English Standard Version
O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, my refuge in the day of trouble, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth and say: “Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, worthless things in which there is no profit.

New American Standard Bible
O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit."

King James Bible
O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
LORD, my strength and my stronghold, my refuge in a time of distress, the nations will come to You from the ends of the earth, and they will say, "Our fathers inherited only lies, worthless idols of no benefit at all."

International Standard Version
LORD, my strength and my stronghold, my refuge in a time of difficulty, to you the nations will come, and from the ends of the earth they'll say, "Surely our ancestors inherited deception, things that are worthless, and in which there is no profit."

NET Bible
Then I said, "LORD, you give me strength and protect me. You are the one I can run to for safety when I am in trouble. Nations from all over the earth will come to you and say, 'Our ancestors had nothing but false gods--worthless idols that could not help them at all.

New Heart English Bible
"LORD, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, 'Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, vanity and things in which there is no profit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is my strength and my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. Nations come to you from the most distant parts of the world and say, "Our ancestors have inherited lies, worthless and unprofitable gods."

JPS Tanakh 1917
O LORD, my strength, and my stronghold, And my refuge, in the day of affliction, Unto Thee shall the nations come From the ends of the earth, and shall say: 'Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, Vanity and things wherein there is no profit.'

New American Standard 1977
O LORD, my strength and my stronghold,
            And my refuge in the day of distress,
            To Thee the nations will come
            From the ends of the earth and say,
            “Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood,
            Futility and things of no profit.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the time of the affliction; Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things in which there is no profit.

King James 2000 Bible
O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the nations shall come unto you from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things in which there is no profit.

American King James Version
O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come to you from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

American Standard Version
O Jehovah, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, even vanity and things wherein there is no profit.

Douay-Rheims Bible
O Lord, my might, and my strength, and my refuge in the day of tribulation: to thee the Gentiles shall come from the ends of the earth, and shall say: Surely our fathers have possessed lies, a vanity which hath not profited them.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of distress, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and they shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited falsehood [and] vanity; and in these things there is no profit.

English Revised Version
O LORD, my strength, and my strong hold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, unto thee shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nought but lies, even vanity and things wherein there is no profit.

Webster's Bible Translation
O LORD, my strength and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come to thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things in which there is no profit.

World English Bible
Yahweh, my strength, and my stronghold, and my refuge in the day of affliction, to you shall the nations come from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies, [even] vanity and things in which there is no profit.

Young's Literal Translation
O Jehovah, my strength, and my fortress, And my refuge in a day of adversity, Unto Thee nations do come from the ends of earth, And say, Only falsehood did our fathers inherit, Vanity, and none among them is profitable.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:14-21 The restoration from the Babylonish captivity would be remembered in place of the deliverance from Egypt; it also typified spiritual redemption, and the future deliverance of the church from antichristian oppression. But none of the sins of sinners can be hidden from God, or shall be overlooked by him. He will find out and raise up instruments of his wrath, that shall destroy the Jews, by fraud like fishers, by force like hunters. The prophet, rejoicing at the hope of mercy to come, addressed the Lord as his strength and refuge. The deliverance out of captivity shall be a figure of the great salvation to be wrought by the Messiah. The nations have often known the power of Jehovah in his wrath; but they shall know him as the strength of his people, and their refuge in time of trouble.
Study Bible
God will Restore Israel
18"I will first doubly repay their iniquity and their sin, because they have polluted My land; they have filled My inheritance with the carcasses of their detestable idols and with their abominations." 19O LORD, my strength and my stronghold, And my refuge in the day of distress, To You the nations will come From the ends of the earth and say, "Our fathers have inherited nothing but falsehood, Futility and things of no profit." 20Can man make gods for himself? Yet they are not gods!…
Cross References
Romans 1:25
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator, who is forever worthy of praise! Amen.

1 Kings 20:23
Now the servants of the king of Aram said to him, "Their gods are gods of the mountains, therefore they were stronger than we; but rather let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we will be stronger than they.

Psalm 18:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said, "I love You, O LORD, my strength."

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 22:27
All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations will worship before You.

Isaiah 2:2
Now it will come about that In the last days The mountain of the house of the LORD Will be established as the chief of the mountains, And will be raised above the hills; And all the nations will stream to it.

Isaiah 25:4
For You have been a defense for the helpless, A defense for the needy in his distress, A refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; For the breath of the ruthless Is like a rain storm against a wall.

Isaiah 44:10
Who has fashioned a god or cast an idol to no profit?

Isaiah 44:20
He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, "Is there not a lie in my right hand?"

Isaiah 45:14
Thus says the LORD, "The products of Egypt and the merchandise of Cush And the Sabeans, men of stature, Will come over to you and will be yours; They will walk behind you, they will come over in chains And will bow down to you; They will make supplication to you: 'Surely, God is with you, and there is none else, No other God.'"
Treasury of Scripture

O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come to you from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

my strength.

Jeremiah 17:17 Be not a terror to me: you are my hope in the day of evil.

Psalm 18:1,2 I will love you, O LORD, my strength…

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable …

Psalm 27:5 For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the …

Psalm 46:1,7,11 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble…

Psalm 62:2,7 He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defense; I shall not …

Psalm 91:1,2 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under …

Psalm 144:1,2 Blessed be the LORD my strength which teaches my hands to war, and …

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runs into it, and is safe.

Isaiah 25:4 For you have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy …

Isaiah 32:2 And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert …

Ezekiel 11:16 Therefore say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Although I have cast them …

Nahum 1:7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knows …

Habakkuk 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' …

Gentiles.

Jeremiah 3:16,17 And it shall come to pass, when you be multiplied and increased in …

Psalm 22:27-30 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD: and …

Psalm 67:2-7 That your way may be known on earth, your saving health among all nations…

Psalm 68:31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out …

Psalm 72:8-12 He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river to …

Psalm 86:9 All nations whom you have made shall come and worship before you, …

Isaiah 2:2,3 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of …

Isaiah 11:9,10 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the …

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to …

Isaiah 60:1-3 Arise, shine; for your light is come, and the glory of the LORD is …

Isaiah 62:2 And the Gentiles shall see your righteousness, and all kings your …

Micah 4:1,2 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of …

Zechariah 2:11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall …

Zechariah 8:20-23 Thus said the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there …

Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down of the same …

Revelation 7:9-11 After this I beheld, and, see, a great multitude, which no man could …

Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying…

surely.

Jeremiah 3:23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the …

Jeremiah 10:14,15 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded …

Habakkuk 2:18,19 What profits the graven image that the maker thereof has graven it; …

1 Peter 1:18 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible …

wherein.

Jeremiah 2:11 Has a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people …

Jeremiah 10:5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs …

Isaiah 44:10 Who has formed a god, or molten a graven image that is profitable for nothing?

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