Jeremiah 9:18
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New International Version
Let them come quickly and wail over us till our eyes overflow with tears and water streams from our eyelids.

New Living Translation
Quick! Begin your weeping! Let the tears flow from your eyes.

English Standard Version
let them make haste and raise a wailing over us, that our eyes may run down with tears and our eyelids flow with water.

New American Standard Bible
"Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may shed tears And our eyelids flow with water.

King James Bible
And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let them come quickly to raise a lament over us so that our eyes may overflow with tears, our eyelids soaked with weeping.

International Standard Version
Let them hurry and lament for us. Let tears run down from our eyes, and let our eyelids flow with water.

NET Bible
I said, "Indeed, let them come quickly and sing a song of mourning for us. Let them wail loudly until tears stream from our own eyes and our eyelids overflow with water.

New Heart English Bible
"and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They should come quickly and cry for us. Our eyes will run with tears. Our eyelids will flow with water.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may run down with tears, And our eyelids gush out with waters.

New American Standard 1977
“And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us,
            That our eyes may shed tears,
            And our eyelids flow with water.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and let them make haste and take up a wailing for us that our eyes may run down with tears and our eyelids gush out with waters.

King James 2000 Bible
And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with water.

American King James Version
And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

American Standard Version
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them hasten and take up a lamentation for us: let our eyes shed tears, and our eyelids run down with waters.

Darby Bible Translation
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids pour forth waters.

English Revised Version
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

Webster's Bible Translation
And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

World English Bible
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

Young's Literal Translation
And they hasten, and lift up for us a wailing. And run down our eyes do tears, And from our eyelids do waters flow.
Study Bible
Weeping in Jerusalem
17Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Consider and call for the mourning women, that they may come; And send for the wailing women, that they may come! 18"Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may shed tears And our eyelids flow with water. 19"For a voice of wailing is heard from Zion, 'How are we ruined! We are put to great shame, For we have left the land, Because they have cast down our dwellings.'"…
Cross References
Psalm 119:136
My eyes shed streams of water, Because they do not keep Your law. Tsadhe.

Isaiah 22:4
Therefore I say, "Turn your eyes away from me, Let me weep bitterly, Do not try to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people."

Jeremiah 7:29
Cut off your hair and cast it away, And take up a lamentation on the bare heights; For the LORD has rejected and forsaken The generation of His wrath.'

Jeremiah 9:1
Oh that my head were waters And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people!

Jeremiah 14:17
"You will say this word to them, 'Let my eyes flow down with tears night and day, And let them not cease; For the virgin daughter of my people has been crushed with a mighty blow, With a sorely infected wound.

Lamentations 3:48
My eyes run down with streams of water Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Amos 5:16
Therefore thus says the LORD God of hosts, the Lord, "There is wailing in all the plazas, And in all the streets they say, 'Alas! Alas!' They also call the farmer to mourning And professional mourners to lamentation.
Treasury of Scripture

And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

take.

Jeremiah 9:10,20 For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the …

our eyes.

Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears…

Jeremiah 6:26 O daughter of my people, gird you with sackcloth, and wallow yourself …

Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places …

Jeremiah 14:17 Therefore you shall say this word to them; Let my eyes run down with …

Isaiah 22:4 Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep bitterly, labor …

Lamentations 1:2 She weeps sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among …

Lamentations 2:11,18 My eyes do fail with tears, my bowels are troubled, my liver is poured …

Luke 19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

(18) Take up a wailing for us.--There is in all such figures of speech an inevitable blending of metaphors. The mourners wail for the dead nation, and yet the members of the nation are sharers in the obsequies, and their eyes run down with tears.

Verse 18. - That our eyes may run down, etc.; a justification of this artificial system-The piercing notes of the hired mourners are to relieve the sorrow of the afflicted by forcing for it a vent. And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us,.... Deliver out a mournful song, as the Arabic version; setting forth their miseries and distresses, and affecting their minds with them. The prophet puts himself among the people, as being a party concealed in their sufferings, and sympathizing with them, as well as to show the certainty of then and how soon they would be involved in them:

that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters; or balls of the eye, as the Targum and Kimchi; these hyperbolical expressions are used to express the greatness of the calamity, and that no mourning was equal to it; see Jeremiah 9:1. 18. (Jer 14:17).9:12-22 In Zion the voice of joy and praise used to be heard, while the people kept close to God; but sin has altered the sound, it is now the voice of lamentation. Unhumbled hearts lament their calamity, but not their sin, which is the cause of it. Let the doors be shut ever so fast, death steals upon us. It enters the palaces of princes and great men, though stately, strongly built, and guarded. Nor are those more safe that are abroad; death cuts off even the children from without, and the young men from the streets. Hearken to the word of the Lord, and mourn with godly sorrow. This alone can bring true comfort; and it can turn the heaviest afflictions into precious mercies.
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