Jeremiah 8:3
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New International Version
Wherever I banish them, all the survivors of this evil nation will prefer death to life, declares the LORD Almighty.'

New Living Translation
And the people of this evil nation who survive will wish to die rather than live where I will send them. I, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, have spoken!

English Standard Version
Death shall be preferred to life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family in all the places where I have driven them, declares the LORD of hosts.

New American Standard Bible
"And death will be chosen rather than life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family, that remains in all the places to which I have driven them," declares the LORD of hosts.

King James Bible
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Death will be chosen over life by all the survivors of this evil family, those who remain wherever I have banished them." This is the declaration of the LORD of Hosts.

International Standard Version
"In all the places where the people remain, where I've banished them, death will be chosen over life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

NET Bible
However, I will leave some of these wicked people alive and banish them to other places. But wherever these people who survive may go, they will wish they had died rather than lived," says the LORD who rules over all.

New Heart English Bible
Death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue that remain of this evil family, that remain in all the places where I have driven them," says the LORD of hosts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Then the few who remain from these wicked people will want to die rather than live where I will scatter them," declares the LORD of Armies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue that remain of this evil family, that remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts.

New American Standard 1977
“And death will be chosen rather than life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family, that remains in all the places to which I have driven them,” declares the LORD of hosts.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of those that remain of this evil generation, in all the places where I have driven those that remain, said the LORD of the hosts.

King James 2000 Bible
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the rest of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places where I have driven them, says the LORD of hosts.

American King James Version
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places where I have driven them, said the LORD of hosts.

American Standard Version
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue that remain of this evil family, that remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith Jehovah of hosts.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all that shall remain of this wicked kindred in all places, which are left, to which I have cast them out, saith the Lord of hosts.

Darby Bible Translation
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue that remain of this evil family, in all the places whither I have driven those that remain, saith Jehovah of hosts.

English Revised Version
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts.

Webster's Bible Translation
And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, who remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts.

World English Bible
Death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue that remain of this evil family, that remain in all the places where I have driven them, says Yahweh of Armies.

Young's Literal Translation
And chosen is death rather than life By all the remnant who are left of this evil family, In all the remaining places, whither I have driven them, An affirmation of Jehovah of Hosts.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:1-3 Though no real hurt can be done to a dead body, yet disgrace to the remains of wicked persons may alarm those yet alive; and this reminds us that the Divine justice and punishments extend beyond the grave. Whatever befalls us here, let us humble ourselves before God, and seek his mercy.
Study Bible
Judah's Sin and Punishment
2"They will spread them out to the sun, the moon and to all the host of heaven, which they have loved and which they have served, and which they have gone after and which they have sought, and which they have worshiped. They will not be gathered or buried; they will be as dung on the face of the ground. 3"And death will be chosen rather than life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family, that remains in all the places to which I have driven them," declares the LORD of hosts. 4"You shall say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, "Do men fall and not get up again? Does one turn away and not repent?…
Cross References
Revelation 9:6
In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, but death will escape them.

Deuteronomy 30:1
"So it shall be when all of these things have come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind in all nations where the LORD your God has banished you,

Deuteronomy 30:4
"If your outcasts are at the ends of the earth, from there the LORD your God will gather you, and from there He will bring you back.

Job 3:21
Who long for death, but there is none, And dig for it more than for hidden treasures,

Job 3:22
Who rejoice greatly, And exult when they find the grave?

Job 7:15
So that my soul would choose suffocation, Death rather than my pains.

Job 7:16
"I waste away; I will not live forever. Leave me alone, for my days are but a breath.

Jeremiah 6:9
Thus says the LORD of hosts, "They will thoroughly glean as the vine the remnant of Israel; Pass your hand again like a grape gatherer Over the branches."

Jeremiah 23:3
"Then I Myself will gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and bring them back to their pasture, and they will be fruitful and multiply.

Jeremiah 23:8
but, 'As the LORD lives, who brought up and led back the descendants of the household of Israel from the north land and from all the countries where I had driven them.' Then they will live on their own soil."
Treasury of Scripture

And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places where I have driven them, said the LORD of hosts.

death.

Jeremiah 20:14-18 Cursed be the day wherein I was born: let not the day wherein my …

1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came …

Job 3:20-22 Why is light given to him that is in misery, and life to the bitter in soul…

Job 7:15,16 So that my soul chooses strangling, and death rather than my life…

Jonah 4:3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech you, my life from me; for …

Revelation 6:16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from …

Revelation 9:6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and …

in all.

Jeremiah 23:3,8 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries where …

Jeremiah 29:14,28 And I will be found of you, said the LORD: and I will turn away your …

Jeremiah 32:36,37 And now therefore thus said the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning …

Jeremiah 40:12 Even all the Jews returned out of all places where they were driven, …

Deuteronomy 30:1,4 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come on you, …

Daniel 9:7 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, …

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