Jeremiah 6:2
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New International Version
I will destroy Daughter Zion, so beautiful and delicate.

New Living Translation
O Jerusalem, you are my beautiful and delicate daughter--but I will destroy you!

English Standard Version
The lovely and delicately bred I will destroy, the daughter of Zion.

New American Standard Bible
"The comely and dainty one, the daughter of Zion, I will cut off.

King James Bible
I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Though she is beautiful and delicate, I will destroy Daughter Zion.

International Standard Version
I'll destroy the lovely and delicate Daughter of Zion.

NET Bible
I will destroy Daughter Zion, who is as delicate and defenseless as a young maiden.

New Heart English Bible
The comely and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, will I cut off.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"My people Zion are like lovely pastures.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The comely and delicate one, The daughter of Zion, will I cut off.

New American Standard 1977
“The comely and dainty one, the daughter of Zion, I will cut off.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I shall liken the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.

King James 2000 Bible
I have likened the daughter of Zion to a lovely and delicate woman.

American King James Version
I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.

American Standard Version
The comely and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, will I cut off.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have likened the daughter of Sion to a beautiful and delicate woman.

Darby Bible Translation
The comely and delicate one do I cut off, the daughter of Zion.

English Revised Version
The comely and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, will I cut off.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.

World English Bible
The comely and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, will I cut off.

Young's Literal Translation
The comely and the delicate one I have cut off, The daughter of Zion.
Study Bible
Jerusalem's Final Warning
1"Flee for safety, O sons of Benjamin, From the midst of Jerusalem! Now blow a trumpet in Tekoa And raise a signal over Beth-haccerem; For evil looks down from the north, And a great destruction. 2"The comely and dainty one, the daughter of Zion, I will cut off. 3"Shepherds and their flocks will come to her, They will pitch their tents around her, They will pasture each in his place.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:56
"The refined and delicate woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground for delicateness and refinement, shall be hostile toward the husband she cherishes and toward her son and daughter,

Isaiah 1:8
The daughter of Zion is left like a shelter in a vineyard, Like a watchman's hut in a cucumber field, like a besieged city.

Jeremiah 4:31
For I heard a cry as of a woman in labor, The anguish as of one giving birth to her first child, The cry of the daughter of Zion gasping for breath, Stretching out her hands, saying, "Ah, woe is me, for I faint before murderers."

Lamentations 4:5
Those who ate delicacies Are desolate in the streets; Those reared in purple Embrace ash pits.
Treasury of Scripture

I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.

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Jeremiah 4:31 For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish …

Isaiah 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a …

Isaiah 3:16,17 Moreover the LORD said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, …

Lamentations 2:1,13 How has the LORD covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his …

comely and delicate woman. or a woman dwelling at home.

(2) To a comely and delicate woman.--"Woman" is not in the Hebrew, and the word translated "comely" is elsewhere (Isaiah 65:10; Jeremiah 23:3; Exodus 15:13) rendered "fold" or "habitation;" and the passage should probably stand thus, I have likened the daughter of Zion to a fair pasturage, thus suggesting the imagery which is developed in the next verse. The clause is, however, rendered by some scholars as the fair and delicate one (or, the fair pasturage), the daughter of Zion, I have destroyed.

Verse 2. - I have likened... a comely and delicate woman. This passage is one of the most difficult in the book, and if there is corruption of the text anywhere, it is here. The most generally adopted rendering is, "The comely and delicate one will I destroy, even the daughter of Zion," giving the verb the same sense as in Hosea 4:5 (literally it is, I have brought to silence, or perfect of prophetic certitude). The context, however, seems to favor the rendering "pasturage" (including the idea of a nomad settlement), instead of "comely;" but how to make this fit in with the remainder of the existing text is far from clear. The true and original reading probably only survives in fragments. Ver. 3 - The shepherds with their flocks, etc.; rather, To her came shepherds with their flocks; they have pitched their tents round about her; they have pastured each at his side. The best commentary on the last clause is furnished by Numbers 22:4, "Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field." I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman. That dwells at home and lives in pleasure, and deliciously, in great peace and quietness, in entire ease and security, in no fear of enemies, or apprehension of danger; and so it describes the secure state of the Jews. Kimchi and Ben Melech supply the word "woman" as we do; but others supply "land" or "pasture"; and think that the Jewish nation is compared to pleasant and delightful lands and pastures, which are inviting to shepherds to come and pitch their tents about them; as follows. The words are by some rendered, "O beautiful and delicate one, I have cut off, or destroyed the daughter of Zion" (o); in which sense the word is used in Isaiah 6:5 and to this purpose is the Targum,

"O beautiful and delicate one, how hast thou corrupted thy ways? therefore the congregation of Zion is confounded;''

but the former senses seem to be best; in which the word used is understood as having the signification of likening or comparing; for which see Sol 1:9.

(o) So Jarchi and Joseph Kimchi. Vid. Gataker in loc. 2. likened—rather, "I lay waste." Literally, "O comely and delicate one, I lay waste the daughter of Zion," that is, "thee." So Zec 3:9, "before Joshua," that is, "before thee" [Maurer].6:1-8 Whatever methods are used, it is vain to contend with God's judgments. The more we indulge in the pleasures of this life, the more we unfit ourselves for the troubles of this life. The Chaldean army shall break in upon the land of Judah, and in a little time devour all. The day is coming, when those careless and secure in sinful ways will be visited. It is folly to trifle when we have eternal salvation to work out, and the enemies of that salvation to fight against. But they were thus eager, not that they might fulfil God's counsels, but that they might fill their own treasures; yet God thereby served his own purposes. The corrupt heart of man, in its natural state, casts out evil thoughts, just as a fountain casts out her waters. It is always flowing, yet always full. The God of mercy is loth to depart even from a provoking people, and is earnest with them, that by repentance and reformation, they may prevent things from coming to extremity.
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