Jeremiah 9:2
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English Standard Version
Oh that I had in the desert a travelers’ lodging place, that I might leave my people and go away from them! For they are all adulterers, a company of treacherous men.

King James Bible
Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.

American Standard Version
Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who will give me in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men, and I will leave my people, and depart from them? because they are all adulterers, an assembly of transgressors.

English Revised Version
Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.

Webster's Bible Translation
Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of way-faring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men.

Jeremiah 9:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The hopeless ruin of his people cuts the prophet to the very heart. In Jeremiah 8:18 -23 his sore oppressed heart finds itself vent in bitter lamentations. Oh my comfort in sorrow! is the cry of sore affliction. This may be seen from the second half of the verse, the sense of which is clear: sick (faint) is my heart upon me. עלי shows that the sickness of heart is a sore burden on him, crushes him down; cf. Ew. 217, i. "My comfort" is accordingly vocative: Oh my comfort concerning the sorrow! Usually מי יתּן is supplied: Oh that I had, that there were for me comfort! The sense suits, but the ellipse is without parallel. It is simpler to take the words as an exclamation: the special force of it, that he knows not when to seek comfort, may be gathered from the context. For other far-fetched explanations, see in Ros. ad h. l. The grief which cuts so deeply into his heart that he sighs for relief, is caused by his already hearing in spirit the mourning cry of his people as they go away into captivity.

Jeremiah 9:2 Parallel Commentaries

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that I had.

Psalm 55:6-8 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest...

Psalm 120:5-7 Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!...

Micah 7:1-7 Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer fruits, as the grape gleanings of the vintage: there is no cluster to eat...

for.

Jeremiah 5:7,8 How shall I pardon you for this? your children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full...

Jeremiah 23:10 For the land is full of adulterers; for because of swearing the land mourns; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up...

Ezekiel 22:10,11 In you have they discovered their fathers' nakedness: in you have they humbled her that was set apart for pollution...

Hosea 4:2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood touches blood.

Hosea 7:4 They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceases from raising after he has kneaded the dough, until it be leavened.

James 4:4 You adulterers and adulteresses, know you not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God?...

an assembly.

Jeremiah 12:1,6 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper...

Hosea 5:7 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children...

Hosea 6:7 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.

Micah 7:2-5 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood...

Zephaniah 3:4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

Malachi 2:11 Judah has dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem...

Cross References
Psalm 55:6
And I say, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest;

Psalm 55:7
yes, I would wander far away; I would lodge in the wilderness; Selah

Psalm 120:5
Woe to me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell among the tents of Kedar!

Psalm 120:6
Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace.

Jeremiah 5:7
"How can I pardon you? Your children have forsaken me and have sworn by those who are no gods. When I fed them to the full, they committed adultery and trooped to the houses of whores.

Jeremiah 5:8
They were well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for his neighbor's wife.

Jeremiah 5:11
For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have been utterly treacherous to me, declares the LORD.

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