Jeremiah 6:24
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New International Version
We have heard reports about them, and our hands hang limp. Anguish has gripped us, pain like that of a woman in labor.

New Living Translation
We have heard reports about the enemy, and we wring our hands in fright. Pangs of anguish have gripped us, like those of a woman in labor.

English Standard Version
We have heard the report of it; our hands fall helpless; anguish has taken hold of us, pain as of a woman in labor.

New American Standard Bible
We have heard the report of it; Our hands are limp. Anguish has seized us, Pain as of a woman in childbirth.

King James Bible
We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We have heard about it, and we are discouraged. Distress has seized us-- pain like a woman in labor.

International Standard Version
We have heard the news about it, and our hands are limp. Distress has seized us like a woman in labor.

NET Bible
The people cry out, "We have heard reports about them! We have become helpless with fear! Anguish grips us, agony like that of a woman giving birth to a baby!

New Heart English Bible
"We have heard its report; our hands become feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, and pains as of a woman in labor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We have heard the news about them. Our hands hang limp. We are gripped by anguish and pain like a woman giving birth to a child.

JPS Tanakh 1917
We have heard the fame thereof, our hands wax feeble, Anguish hath taken hold of us, And pain, as of a woman in travail.'

New American Standard 1977
We have heard the report of it;
            Our hands are limp.
            Anguish has seized us,
            Pain as of a woman in childbirth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
We have heard the fame thereof; our hands wax feeble; anguish has taken hold of us, and pain as of a woman in travail.

King James 2000 Bible
We have heard the report of it: our hands grow feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

American King James Version
We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

American Standard Version
We have heard the report thereof; our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pangs as of a woman in travail.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We have heard the fame thereof, our hands grow feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, as a woman in labor.

Darby Bible Translation
We have heard the report thereof: our hands are grown feeble; anguish hath taken hold of us, pain as of a woman that travaileth.

English Revised Version
We have heard the fame thereof; our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pangs as of a woman in travail.

Webster's Bible Translation
We have heard the fame of it: our hands become feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

World English Bible
We have heard its report; our hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, [and] pangs as of a woman in travail.

Young's Literal Translation
'We have heard its sound, feeble have been our hands, Distress hath seized us, pain as of a travailing woman.
Study Bible
An Invasion from the North
23"They seize bow and spear; They are cruel and have no mercy; Their voice roars like the sea, And they ride on horses, Arrayed as a man for the battle Against you, O daughter of Zion!" 24We have heard the report of it; Our hands are limp. Anguish has seized us, Pain as of a woman in childbirth. 25Do not go out into the field And do not walk on the road, For the enemy has a sword, Terror is on every side.…
Cross References
Isaiah 21:3
For this reason my loins are full of anguish; Pains have seized me like the pains of a woman in labor. I am so bewildered I cannot hear, so terrified I cannot see.

Isaiah 28:19
"As often as it passes through, it will seize you; For morning after morning it will pass through, anytime during the day or night, And it will be sheer terror to understand what it means."

Jeremiah 4:19
My soul, my soul! I am in anguish! Oh, my heart! My heart is pounding in me; I cannot be silent, Because you have heard, O my soul, The sound of the trumpet, The alarm of war.

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."

Jeremiah 13:21
"What will you say when He appoints over you-- And you yourself had taught them-- Former companions to be head over you? Will not pangs take hold of you Like a woman in childbirth?

Jeremiah 22:23
"You who dwell in Lebanon, Nested in the cedars, How you will groan when pangs come upon you, Pain like a woman in childbirth!

Jeremiah 30:6
Ask now, and see If a male can give birth. Why do I see every man With his hands on his loins, as a woman in childbirth? And why have all faces turned pale?

Jeremiah 49:24
"Damascus has become helpless; She has turned away to flee, And panic has gripped her; Distress and pangs have taken hold of her Like a woman in childbirth.

Jeremiah 50:43
"The king of Babylon has heard the report about them, And his hands hang limp; Distress has gripped him, Agony like a woman in childbirth.

Daniel 5:9
Then King Belshazzar was greatly alarmed, his face grew even paler, and his nobles were perplexed.
Treasury of Scripture

We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

We have.

Jeremiah 4:6-9,19-21 Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring …

Isaiah 28:19 From the time that it goes forth it shall take you: for morning by …

Ezekiel 21:6,7 Sigh therefore, you son of man, with the breaking of your loins; …

Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness …

anguish.

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

Jeremiah 13:21 What will you say when he shall punish you? for you have taught them …

Jeremiah 22:23 O inhabitant of Lebanon, that make your nest in the cedars, how gracious …

Jeremiah 30:6 Ask you now, and see whether a man does travail with child? why do …

Jeremiah 49:24 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turns herself to flee, and fear has …

Jeremiah 50:43 The king of Babylon has heard the report of them, and his hands waxed …

Psalm 48:6 Fear took hold on them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Proverbs 1:27,28 When your fear comes as desolation, and your destruction comes as …

Isaiah 21:3 Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold on …

Micah 4:9,10 Now why do you cry out aloud? is there no king in you? is your counselor …

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction …

(24) We have heard the fame.--Another dramatic impersonation of the cry of terror from the dwellers in Jerusalem, when they shall hear of the approach of the army. The imagery of the woman in travail is reproduced from Jeremiah 4:31.

Verse 24. - We have heard the fame thereof. The prophet identifies himself (comp., for the same phenomenon, Jeremiah 4:19-21; Jeremiah 10:19, 20) with his people, and expresses the general feeling of anxiety and pain. The phraseology of the closing lines reminds us of Isaiah 13:7, 8. We have heard the fame thereof,.... Meaning not the prophet's report then, but the rumour of the enemy's coming from another quarter, at the time he was actually coming. These are the words of the people, upon such a rumour spread; or the words of the prophet, joining himself with them, describing their case, when it would be strongly reported, and they had reason to believe it, that the enemy was just coming, and very near:

our hands wax feeble; have no strength in them, shake and tremble like men that have a palsy, through fear and dread:

anguish hath taken hold of us; tribulation or affliction; or rather anguish of spirit, on hearing the news of the near approach of the enemy:

and pain, as of a woman in travail; which comes suddenly, and is very sharp; and this denotes that their destruction would come suddenly upon them, before they were aware, and be very severe. 24. fame thereof—the report of them.6:18-30 God rejects their outward services, as worthless to atone for their sins. Sacrifice and incense were to direct them to a Mediator; but when offered to purchase a license to go on in sin, they provoke God. The sins of God's professing people make them an easy prey to their enemies. They dare not show themselves. Saints may rejoice in hope of God's mercies, though they see them only in the promise: sinners must mourn for fear of God's judgments, though they see them only in the threatenings. They are the worst of revolters, and are all corrupters. Sinners soon become tempters. They are compared to ore supposed to have good metal in it, but which proves all dross. Nothing will prevail to part between them and their sins. Reprobate silver shall they be called, useless and worthless. When warnings, corrections, rebukes, and all means of grace, leave men unrenewed, they will be left, as rejected of God, to everlasting misery. Let us pray, then, that we may be refined by the Lord, as silver is refined.
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