Jeremiah 9:21
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English Standard Version
For death has come up into our windows; it has entered our palaces, cutting off the children from the streets and the young men from the squares.

King James Bible
For death is come up into our windows, and is entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

American Standard Version
For death is come up into our windows, it is entered into our palaces; to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For death is come up through our windows, it is entered into our houses to destroy the children from without, the young men from the streets.

English Revised Version
For death is come up into our windows, it is entered into our palaces; to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

Webster's Bible Translation
For death hath come up into our windows, and hath entered into our palaces, to cut off the children from without, and the young men from the streets.

Jeremiah 9:21 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The description of the offence is again followed by the threatening of judgment. To feed with wormwood and give gall to drink is a figure for sore and bitter suffering at the overthrow of the kingdom and in exile. The meaning of the suffix in מאכילם is shown by the apposition: this people. On water of gall see Jeremiah 8:14, and for the use of לענה and ראשׁ together see Deuteronomy 29:17. - 'הפיצותים וגו implies a verbal allusion to the words of Deuteronomy 28:64 and Deuteronomy 28:36, cf. Leviticus 26:33. With this latter passage the second clause: I send the sword after them, has a close affinity. The purport of it is: I send the sword after the fugitives, to pursue them into foreign lands and slay them; cf. Jeremiah 42:16; Jeremiah 44:27. Thus it is indicated that those who fled into Egypt would be reached by the sword there and slain. This does not stand in contradiction to what is said in Jeremiah 4:27; Jeremiah 5:18, etc., to the effect that God will not make an utter end of them (Graf's opinion). This appears from Jeremiah 44:27, where those that flee to Egypt are threatened with destruction by famine and sword עד כּלּותי או, while Jeremiah 44:28 continues: but they that have escaped the sword shall return. Hence we see that the terms of the threatening do not imply the extirpation of the people to the last man, but only the extirpation of all the godless, of this wicked people.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Jeremiah 6:11 Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out on the children abroad...

Jeremiah 15:7 And I will fan them with a fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children...

2 Chronicles 36:17 Therefore he brought on them the king of the Chaldees, who slew their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary...

Ezekiel 9:5,6 And to the others he said in my hearing, Go you after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have you pity...

Ezekiel 21:14,15 You therefore, son of man, prophesy, and smite your hands together. and let the sword be doubled the third time, the sword of the slain...

Amos 6:10,11 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burns him, to bring out the bones out of the house...

Cross References
2 Chronicles 36:17
Therefore he brought up against them the king of the Chaldeans, who killed their young men with the sword in the house of their sanctuary and had no compassion on young man or virgin, old man or aged. He gave them all into his hand.

Isaiah 40:30
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;

Jeremiah 6:11
Therefore I am full of the wrath of the LORD; I am weary of holding it in. "Pour it out upon the children in the street, and upon the gatherings of young men, also; both husband and wife shall be taken, the elderly and the very aged.

Jeremiah 6:21
Therefore thus says the LORD: 'Behold, I will lay before this people stumbling blocks against which they shall stumble; fathers and sons together, neighbor and friend shall perish.'"

Jeremiah 15:7
I have winnowed them with a winnowing fork in the gates of the land; I have bereaved them; I have destroyed my people; they did not turn from their ways.

Jeremiah 18:21
Therefore deliver up their children to famine; give them over to the power of the sword; let their wives become childless and widowed. May their men meet death by pestilence, their youths be struck down by the sword in battle.

Jeremiah 44:7
And now thus says the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel: Why do you commit this great evil against yourselves, to cut off from you man and woman, infant and child, from the midst of Judah, leaving you no remnant?

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