Jeremiah 16:6
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New International Version
"Both high and low will die in this land. They will not be buried or mourned, and no one will cut themselves or shave their head for the dead.

New Living Translation
Both the great and the lowly will die in this land. No one will bury them or mourn for them. Their friends will not cut themselves in sorrow or shave their heads in sadness.

English Standard Version
Both great and small shall die in this land. They shall not be buried, and no one shall lament for them or cut himself or make himself bald for them.

New American Standard Bible
"Both great men and small will die in this land; they will not be buried, they will not be lamented, nor will anyone gash himself or shave his head for them.

King James Bible
Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Both great and small will die in this land without burial. No lament will be made for them, nor will anyone cut himself or shave his head for them.

International Standard Version
Both the most and the least important people will die in this land, and they won't be buried. People won't mourn for them. They won't cut themselves, nor will they shave their heads for them.

NET Bible
Rich and poor alike will die in this land. They will not be buried or mourned. People will not cut their bodies or shave off their hair to show their grief for them.

New Heart English Bible
Both great and small shall die in this land; they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Old and young alike will die in this land. No one will mourn for them or bury them. No one will cut his own body or shave his own head for them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Both the great and the small shall die in this land; they shall not be buried; neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them;

New American Standard 1977
“Both great men and small will die in this land; they will not be buried, they will not be lamented, nor will anyone gash himself or shave his head for them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:

King James 2000 Bible
Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:

American King James Version
Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:

American Standard Version
Both great and small shall die in this land; they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Both the great and the little shall die in the land: they shall not be buried nor lamented, and men shall not cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them.

Darby Bible Translation
Both great and small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried; and none shall lament for them, or cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them.

English Revised Version
Both great and small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:

Webster's Bible Translation
Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:

World English Bible
Both great and small shall die in this land; they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them;

Young's Literal Translation
And died have great and small in this land, They are not buried, and none lament for them, Nor doth any cut himself, nor become bald for them.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
16:1-9 The prophet must conduct himself as one who expected to see his country ruined very shortly. In the prospect of sad times, he is to abstain from marriage, mourning for the dead, and pleasure. Those who would convince others of the truths of God, must make it appear by their self-denial, that they believe it themselves. Peace, inward and outward, family and public, is wholly the work of God, and from his loving-kindness and mercy. When He takes his peace from any people, distress must follow. There may be times when it is proper to avoid things otherwise our duty; and we should always sit loose to the pleasures and concerns of this life.
Study Bible
Disaster Predicted
5For thus says the LORD, "Do not enter a house of mourning, or go to lament or to console them; for I have withdrawn My peace from this people," declares the LORD, "My lovingkindness and compassion. 6"Both great men and small will die in this land; they will not be buried, they will not be lamented, nor will anyone gash himself or shave his head for them. 7"Men will not break bread in mourning for them, to comfort anyone for the dead, nor give them a cup of consolation to drink for anyone's father or mother.…
Cross References
Matthew 9:23
When Jesus entered the ruler's house, He saw the flute players and the noisy crowd.

Deuteronomy 14:1
"You are the sons of the LORD your God; you shall not cut yourselves nor shave your forehead for the sake of the dead.

2 Chronicles 36:17
Therefore He brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary, and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or infirm; He gave them all into his hand.

Isaiah 22:12
Therefore in that day the Lord GOD of hosts called you to weeping, to wailing, To shaving the head and to wearing sackcloth.

Jeremiah 7:29
Cut off your hair and cast it away, And take up a lamentation on the bare heights; For the LORD has rejected and forsaken The generation of His wrath.'

Jeremiah 41:5
that eighty men came from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria with their beards shaved off and their clothes torn and their bodies gashed, having grain offerings and incense in their hands to bring to the house of the LORD.

Jeremiah 47:5
"Baldness has come upon Gaza; Ashkelon has been ruined. O remnant of their valley, How long will you gash yourself?

Jeremiah 48:37
"For every head is bald and every beard cut short; there are gashes on all the hands and sackcloth on the loins.

Ezekiel 9:6
"Utterly slay old men, young men, maidens, little children, and women, but do not touch any man on whom is the mark; and you shall start from My sanctuary." So they started with the elders who were before the temple.
Treasury of Scripture

Both the great and the small shall die in this land: they shall not be buried, neither shall men lament for them, nor cut themselves, nor make themselves bald for them:

the great.

Jeremiah 13:13 Then shall you say to them, Thus said the LORD, Behold, I will fill …

Isaiah 9:14-17 Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch …

Isaiah 24:2 And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest; as with …

Ezekiel 9:5,6 And to the others he said in my hearing, Go you after him through …

Amos 6:11 For, behold, the LORD commands, and he will smite the great house …

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, …

Revelation 20:12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books …

they.

Jeremiah 16:4 They shall die of grievous deaths; they shall not be lamented; neither …

Jeremiah 22:18,19 Therefore thus said the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah …

nor cut.

Jeremiah 7:29 Cut off your hair, O Jerusalem, and cast it away, and take up a lamentation …

Jeremiah 41:5 That there came certain from Shechem, from Shiloh, and from Samaria, …

Jeremiah 47:5 Baldness is come on Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of …

Jeremiah 48:37 For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: on all the …

Leviticus 19:28 You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print …

Deuteronomy 14:1 You are the children of the LORD your God: you shall not cut yourselves, …

Isaiah 22:12 And in that day did the Lord GOD of hosts call to weeping, and to …

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