Jeremiah 2:10
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New International Version
Cross over to the coasts of Cyprus and look, send to Kedar and observe closely; see if there has ever been anything like this:

New Living Translation
"Go west and look in the land of Cyprus; go east and search through the land of Kedar. Has anyone ever heard of anything as strange as this?

English Standard Version
For cross to the coasts of Cyprus and see, or send to Kedar and examine with care; see if there has been such a thing.

New American Standard Bible
"For cross to the coastlands of Kittim and see, And send to Kedar and observe closely And see if there has been such a thing as this!

King James Bible
For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Cross over to Cyprus and take a look. Send someone to Kedar and consider carefully; see if there has ever been anything like this:

International Standard Version
"Indeed, go over to the coasts of Cyprus and see, send to Kedar and pay very close attention. See if there has ever been such a thing as this!

NET Bible
Go west across the sea to the coasts of Cyprus and see. Send someone east to Kedar and have them look carefully. See if such a thing as this has ever happened:

New Heart English Bible
For pass over to the islands of Kittim, and see; and send to Kedar, and consider diligently; and see if there has been such a thing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Go over to the coasts of Cyprus, and see. Send [someone] to Kedar, and observe closely. See if there has ever been anything like this.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For pass over to the isles of the Kittites, and see, And send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, And see if there hath been such a thing.

New American Standard 1977
“For cross to the coastlands of Kittim and see,
            And send to Kedar and observe closely,
            And see if there has been such a thing as this!

Jubilee Bible 2000
For pass over the isles of Chittim and see; and send unto Kedar and consider diligently and see if there be such a thing.

King James 2000 Bible
For pass over the coasts of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.

American King James Version
For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send to Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.

American Standard Version
For pass over to the isles of Kittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently; and see if there hath been such a thing.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Pass over to the isles of Cethim, and see: and send into Cedar, and consider diligently: and see if there hath been done any thing like this.

Darby Bible Translation
For pass over to the isles of Chittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there have been such a thing.

English Revised Version
For pass over to the isles of Kittim, and see; and send unto Kedar, and consider diligently; and see if there hath been such a thing.

Webster's Bible Translation
For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send to Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there is such a thing.

World English Bible
For pass over to the islands of Kittim, and see; and send to Kedar, and consider diligently; and see if there has been such a thing.

Young's Literal Translation
For, pass to the isles of Chittim, and see, And to Kedar send, and consider well, And see if there hath been like this:
Study Bible
Israel has Forsaken God
9"Therefore I will yet contend with you," declares the LORD, "And with your sons' sons I will contend. 10"For cross to the coastlands of Kittim and see, And send to Kedar and observe closely And see if there has been such a thing as this! 11"Has a nation changed gods When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit.…
Cross References
1 Kings 9:9
"And they will say, 'Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and adopted other gods and worshiped them and served them, therefore the LORD has brought all this adversity on them.'"

Psalm 120:5
Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, For I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Isaiah 21:16
For thus the Lord said to me, "In a year, as a hired man would count it, all the splendor of Kedar will terminate;

Isaiah 23:12
He has said, "You shall exult no more, O crushed virgin daughter of Sidon. Arise, pass over to Cyprus; even there you will find no rest."

Jeremiah 18:13
"Therefore thus says the LORD, 'Ask now among the nations, Who ever heard the like of this? The virgin of Israel Has done a most appalling thing.

Jeremiah 49:28
Concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated. Thus says the LORD, "Arise, go up to Kedar And devastate the men of the east.

Ezekiel 5:7
"Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Because you have more turmoil than the nations which surround you and have not walked in My statutes, nor observed My ordinances, nor observed the ordinances of the nations which surround you,'

Ezekiel 27:6
"Of oaks from Bashan they have made your oars; With ivory they have inlaid your deck of boxwood from the coastlands of Cyprus.

Daniel 11:18
"Then he will turn his face to the coastlands and capture many. But a commander will put a stop to his scorn against him; moreover, he will repay him for his scorn.

Daniel 11:30
"For ships of Kittim will come against him; therefore he will be disheartened and will return and become enraged at the holy covenant and take action; so he will come back and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant.
Treasury of Scripture

For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see; and send to Kedar, and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing.

over. or, over to. the isles

Genesis 10:4,5 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim…

Numbers 24:24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict …

1 Chronicles 1:7 And the sons of Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Kittim, and Dodanim.

1 Chronicles 23:1,12 So when David was old and full of days, he made Solomon his son king …

Psalm 120:5 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!

Ezekiel 27:6 Of the oaks of Bashan have they made your oars; the company of the …

Daniel 11:30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall …

Kedar

Genesis 25:13 And these are the names of the sons of Ishmael, by their names, according …

and see

Jeremiah 18:13,14 Therefore thus said the LORD; Ask you now among the heathen, who …

Judges 19:30 And it was so, that all that saw it said…

1 Corinthians 5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and …

(10) Pass over the isles . . .--Chittim is named as being, from the prophet's point of view, the furthest country in the west (Genesis 10:4; Numbers 24:24), Kedar (Genesis 25:13; Psalm 120:5) in the east. The whole earth might be searched without finding a parallel to the guilt of Israel.

Verse 10. - Justification of Jehovah's judicial action towards Judah. Consider the heinousness of the offence. Pass over - rather, pass over to - the isles of Chittim; i.e. the islands and maritime countries of the West, represented by Cyprus (see on Genesis 10:4). For the wide use of Chittim, comp. Numbers 24:24; Daniel 11:30). Kedar, in the narrower sense, is a large tribe of Arabian origin, whose haunts were between Arabia Petraea and Babylonia. Here, however, it is used in a wider sense for the Arab tribes in general (so Jeremiah Tiler 28; Isaiah 21:16, 17). For pass over the isles of Chittim, and see,.... Or, "to the isles of Chittim" (z); so called from Kittim the son of Javan, Genesis 10:4 who, as Josephus says (a), possessed the island of Chethima, now called Cyprus; and, from that, all islands, and most maritime places, are, by the Hebrews, called Chittim, he observes: it may regard all the islands in the Aegean and Mediterranean seas:

and send unto Kedar; which was in Arabia, and lay to the east, as Chittim to the west; and so the Targum paraphrases it,

"send to the provinces of the Arabians:''

and consider diligently, and see if there be such a thing; as what is inquired about in the following verse, a change of deities. All this is to be understood of the contemplation of the mind, and not of any corporeal journey to be taken, to inquire into this matter.

(z) Sept. "transite ad insulas Cethim", V. L. "ad insulas Cypriorum"; so some in Vatablus; "in insulas", Schmidt. (a) Antiqu. l. 1. c. 6. sect. 1.10. pass over the isles—rather, "cross over to the isles."

Chittim … Kedar—that is, the heathen nations, west and east. Go where you will, you cannot find an instance of any heathen nation forsaking their own for other gods. Israel alone does this. Yet the heathen gods are false gods; whereas Israel, in forsaking Me for other gods, forsake their "glory" for unprofitable idols.

Chittim—Cyprus, colonized by Phoenicians, who built in it the city of Citium, the modern Chitti. Then the term came to be applied to all maritime coasts of the Mediterranean, especially Greece (Nu 24:24; Isa 23:1; Da 11:30).

Kedar—descended from Ishmael; the Bedouins and Arabs, east of Palestine.2:9-13 Before God punishes sinners, he pleads with them, to bring them to repentance. He pleads with us, what we should plead with ourselves. Be afraid to think of the wrath and curse which will be the portion of those who throw themselves out of God's grace and favour. Grace in Christ is compared to water from a fountain, it being cooling and refreshing, cleansing and making fruitful: to living water, because it quickens dead sinners, revives drooping saints, supports and maintains spiritual life, and issues in eternal life, and is ever-flowing. To forsake this Fountain is the first evil; this is done when the people of God neglect his word and ordinances. They hewed them out broken cisterns, that could hold no water. Such are the world, and the things in it; such are the inventions of men when followed and depended on. Let us, with purpose of heart, cleave to the Lord only; whither else shall we go? How prone are we to forego the consolations of the Holy Spirit, for the worthless joys of the enthusiast and hypocrite!
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