Jeremiah 31:39
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New International Version
The measuring line will stretch from there straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn to Goah.

New Living Translation
A measuring line will be stretched out over the hill of Gareb and across to Goah.

English Standard Version
And the measuring line shall go out farther, straight to the hill Gareb, and shall then turn to Goah.

New American Standard Bible
"The measuring line will go out farther straight ahead to the hill Gareb; then it will turn to Goah.

King James Bible
And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A measuring line will once again stretch out straight to the hill of Gareb and then turn toward Goah.

International Standard Version
A measuring line will go straight out from there to the hill of Gareb, and then it will turn to Goah.

NET Bible
The boundary line will extend beyond that, straight west from there to the Hill of Gareb and then turn southward to Goah.

New Heart English Bible
The measuring line shall go out further straight onward to the hill Gareb, and shall turn about to Goah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A measuring line will stretch from there straight to the Hill of Gareb, and then it will turn to Goah.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the measuring line shall yet go out straight forward unto the hill Gareb, and shall turn about unto Goah.

New American Standard 1977
“And the measuring line shall go out farther straight ahead to the hill Gareb; then it will turn to Goah.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the measuring line shall extend before him upon the hill Gareb and shall compass about to Goath.

King James 2000 Bible
And the measuring line shall yet go straight over to the hill Gareb, and shall then turn to Goah.

American King James Version
And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it on the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.

American Standard Version
And the measuring line shall go out further straight onward unto the hill Gareb, and shall turn about unto Goah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the measuring line shall go out farther in his sight upon the hill Gareb: and it shall compass Goatha,

Darby Bible Translation
And the measuring line shall yet go forth before it unto the hill Gareb, and shall turn toward Goath.

English Revised Version
And the measuring line shall yet go out straight onward unto the hill Gareb, and shall turn about unto Goah.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.

World English Bible
The measuring line shall go out further straight onward to the hill Gareb, and shall turn about to Goah.

Young's Literal Translation
And gone out again hath the measuring line Over-against it, unto the height of Gareb, And it hath compassed to Goah.
Study Bible
A New Covenant
38"Behold, days are coming," declares the LORD, "when the city will be rebuilt for the LORD from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate. 39"The measuring line will go out farther straight ahead to the hill Gareb; then it will turn to Goah. 40"And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the brook Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be holy to the LORD; it will not be plucked up or overthrown anymore forever."…
Cross References
Zechariah 1:16
'Therefore thus says the LORD, "I will return to Jerusalem with compassion; My house will be built in it," declares the LORD of hosts, "and a measuring line will be stretched over Jerusalem."'

Zechariah 2:1
Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a man with a measuring line in his hand.

Zechariah 2:2
So I said, "Where are you going?" And he said to me, "To measure Jerusalem, to see how wide it is and how long it is."
Treasury of Scripture

And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it on the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath.

Ezekiel 40:8 He measured also the porch of the gate within, one reed.

Zechariah 2:1,2 I lifted up my eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with a measuring …

(39) The hill Gareb . . .--Neither of the two localities named is mentioned elsewhere, and their position is accordingly simply matter for conjecture. The name of the first, as signifying "the leper's hill" (the term being one that includes leprosy as well as other skin-diseases, Leviticus 21:20; Leviticus 22:22), indicates probably a position outside the walls assigned as a dwelling to persons suffering from that disease, corresponding, as some think, with the hill on the north side of Jerusalem which Josephus describes as Bezetha (Wars, v. 4, 2). Others, however, assign its position to the south-west corner of the walls. The name Gareb appears in 2Samuel 23:38 as belonging to one of David's thirty heroes, but there is nothing to connect him with the locality. Goath is a word of doubtful etymology. Some scholars (Hitzig) interpret it as "high-towering," and refer it to the height overlooking Kidron, afterwards surmounted by the tower Antonia. The Targum, however, paraphrases it as "the pool of the heifers," and connects the name with the verb for the lowing of that animal. By some writers it has been identified with Golgotha, but both topography and etymology are against this view.

Verse 39. - Over against it upon the hill Gareb; rather, straight forward unto the hill Gareb. The hill of Gareb is not mentioned elsewhere; its meaning is probably "Leper's Hill." It must, of course, have been outside the city, and may be identified (after Schleussner and Hitzig) with "the fourth hill, which is called Bezetha" (Josephus, 'De Bell. Jud.,' 5:04, 2). To Goath; rather, to Goah. But the reading of the Peshito, "to Gibeah," should probably be adopted. And the measuring line shall yet go forth over against it,.... Or, "before it" (p); the gate proceeding right on from it; of the length of the measuring line, or reed; see Ezekiel 40:5; though some render it, "before him" (q); before the Lord, under whose direction and powerful providence the work went on; so the city gates and walls of the New Jerusalem are said to be measured with a reed, Revelation 21:15;

upon the hill Gareb; which signifies a "scab", so called, as is supposed, from scabby and leprous persons sent here to dwell, which was a "lazaretto" for them. Lightfoot, following Lyra, takes it to be the same with Mount Calvary: it was on the north side of the city, bending to the west; and, if the same with Calvary, it was on the west side. The Targum renders it,

"the hill which was near to Gareb:''

and shall compass about to Goath; so called perhaps from the difficulty of its ascent, it being a laborious work to go up to it, enough to make a man breathe. Lyra takes it to be Golgotha, which is not very likely; it seems to be at some distance from the former; since from that there was a round about, a compass fetched to this: it is supposed to lie on the west side of the city, towards the south. The Targum renders it the calves' pool, or the round pool; it is thought by some more likely to be the hill Josephus (r) speaks of, that hung over the valley of Siloam.

(p) "ante ipsam", Tigurine version, Gataker (q) "Coram eo", Pagninus, Montanus; "coram ipso", Calvin. (r) De Bello Jud. l. 5. c. 12. sect. 2.39. measuring-line—(Eze 40:8; Zec 2:1).

Gareb—from a Hebrew root, "to scrape"; Syriac, "leprosy"; the locality outside of the city, to which lepers were removed.

Goath—from a root, "to toil," referring to the toilsome ascent there: outside of the city of David, towards the southwest, as Gareb was northwest [Junius].31:35-40 As surely as the heavenly bodies will continue their settled course, according to the will of their Creator, to the end of time, and as the raging sea obeys him, so surely will the Jews be continued a separate people. Words can scarcely set forth more strongly the restoration of Israel. The rebuilding of Jerusalem, and its enlargement and establishment, shall be an earnest of the great things God will do for the gospel church. The personal happiness of every true believer, as well as the future restoration of Israel, is secured by promise, covenant, and oath. This Divine love passes knowledge; and to those who take hold upon it, every present mercy is an earnest of salvation.
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