Jeremiah 14:2
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New International Version
"Judah mourns, her cities languish; they wail for the land, and a cry goes up from Jerusalem.

New Living Translation
"Judah wilts; commerce at the city gates grinds to a halt. All the people sit on the ground in mourning, and a great cry rises from Jerusalem.

English Standard Version
“Judah mourns, and her gates languish; her people lament on the ground, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up.

Berean Study Bible
“Judah mourns and her gates languish. Her people wail for the land, and a cry goes up from Jerusalem.

New American Standard Bible
"Judah mourns And her gates languish; They sit on the ground in mourning, And the cry of Jerusalem has ascended.

King James Bible
Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

Christian Standard Bible
Judah mourns; her city gates languish. Her people are on the ground in mourning; Jerusalem's cry rises up.

Contemporary English Version
Judah and Jerusalem weep as the land dries up.

Good News Translation
"Judah is in mourning; its cities are dying, its people lie on the ground in sorrow, and Jerusalem cries out for help.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Judah mourns; her gates languish. Her people are on the ground in mourning; Jerusalem's cry rises up.

International Standard Version
"Judah mourns, and her gates languish. The people mourn for the land, and the cry of Jerusalem goes up.

NET Bible
"The people of Judah are in mourning. The people in her cities are pining away. They lie on the ground expressing their sorrow. Cries of distress come up to me from Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
"Judah mourns, and its gates languish, they sit in black on the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Judah mourns; its gates fall apart. The people of Judah sit in mourning on the ground. Their cry goes up from Jerusalem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish, They bow down in black unto the ground; And the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

New American Standard 1977
“Judah mourns, And her gates languish; They sit on the ground in mourning, And the cry of Jerusalem has ascended.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Judah mourns, and its gates languish; they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

King James 2000 Bible
Judah mourns, and its gates languish; they mourn for the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem has gone up.

American King James Version
Judah mourns, and the gates thereof languish; they are black to the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

American Standard Version
Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish, they sit in black upon the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Judea hath mourned, and the gates thereof are fallen, and are become obscure on the ground, and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

Darby Bible Translation
Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish, they are black unto the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem goeth up.

English Revised Version
Judah mourneth, and the gates thereof languish, they sit in black upon the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

Webster's Bible Translation
Judah mourneth, and her gates languish; they are black to the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

World English Bible
Judah mourns, and its gates languish, they sit in black on the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

Young's Literal Translation
Mourned hath Judah, and her gates have languished, They have mourned to the earth, And the cry of Jerusalem hath gone up.
Study Bible
Drought, Famine, Sword, Pestilence
1This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah concerning the drought: 2“Judah mourns and her gates languish. Her people wail for the land, and a cry goes up from Jerusalem. 3The nobles send their servants for water; they go to the cisterns, but find no water their jars return empty. They are ashamed and humiliated; they cover their heads.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 5:12
Those who did not die were afflicted with tumors, and the outcry of the city went up to heaven.

Psalm 144:14
Our oxen will bear great loads. There will be no breach in the walls, no going into captivity, and no cry of lament in our streets.

Isaiah 3:26
And the gates of Zion will lament and mourn; destitute, she will sit on the ground.

Isaiah 24:11
In the streets they cry out for wine. All joy turns to gloom; rejoicing is exiled from the land.

Jeremiah 4:28
Therefore the earth will mourn and the heavens above grow dark. I have spoken, I have planned, and I will not relent or turn back.

Jeremiah 8:21
For the brokenness of the daughter of my people I am crushed. I mourn; horror has gripped me.

Jeremiah 11:11
Therefore this is what the LORD says: I am about to bring upon them a disaster that they cannot escape. They will cry out to Me, but I will not listen to them.

Jeremiah 12:11
They have made it a desolation. Desolate before Me, it mourns; all the land is laid waste, but no man takes it to heart.

Jeremiah 46:12
The nations have heard of your shame, and your outcry fills the earth, because warrior stumbles over warrior and both of them have fallen together."

Lamentations 2:8
The LORD determined to destroy the wall of the Daughter of Zion. He stretched out a measuring line and did not withdraw His hand from destroying. He made the ramparts and walls lament; together they waste away.

Haggai 1:11
I have summoned a drought on the fields and on the mountains, on the grain, new wine, and olive oil, and on whatever the ground yields, on man and beast, and on all the labor of your hands."

Zechariah 7:13
Therefore just as I had called and they would not listen, so when they called I would not listen, says the LORD of Hosts.

Treasury of Scripture

Judah mourns, and the gates thereof languish; they are black to the ground; and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up.

mourneth.

Jeremiah 4:28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because …

Jeremiah 12:4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, …

Isaiah 3:26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall …

Hosea 4:3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwells therein …

Joel 1:10 The field is wasted, the land mourns; for the corn is wasted: the …

the gates.

Isaiah 24:4,7 The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away, …

Isaiah 33:9 The earth mourns and languishes: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: …

they.

Jeremiah 8:21 For the hurt of the daughter of my people am I hurt; I am black; …

Lamentations 2:9 Her gates are sunk into the ground; he has destroyed and broken her …

Lamentations 4:8,9 Their visage is blacker than a coal; they are not known in the streets: …

Lamentations 5:10 Our skin was black like an oven because of the terrible famine.

Joel 2:6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall …

the cry.

Jeremiah 11:11 Therefore thus said the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil on them, …

Jeremiah 18:22 Let a cry be heard from their houses, when you shall bring a troop …

Exodus 2:24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with …

1 Samuel 5:12 And the men that died not were smitten with the tumors: and the cry …

1 Samuel 9:16 To morrow about this time I will send you a man out of the land of …

Job 34:28 So that they cause the cry of the poor to come to him, and he hears …

Isaiah 5:7 For the vineyard of the LORD of hosts is the house of Israel, and …

Isaiah 15:5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee to Zoar, …

Zechariah 7:13 Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not …







(2) The gates thereof languish.--The "gates" of the cities, as the chief places of concourse, like the agora of Greek cities, are taken figuratively for the inhabitants, who in the "black" garments of sorrow and with the pallor of the famine, in which all faces gather blackness, are crouching upon the ground in their despair.

Verse 2. - The tenses in the following description should be perfects and presents; the Authorized Version, by its inconsistency, destroys the unity of the picture. The gates thereof; i.e. the people assembled there. They are black unto the ground. "To be black," in Hebrew, is "to be dressed in mourning" (so e.g., Psalm 35:14, "I bowed down in black"). Here we must understand the same verb which is expressed in the psalm, "They bowed down in mourning attire to the ground." "Black," however, is not to be taken literally; it means rather "squalid, unwashed" (of garments). Judah mourneth,.... That is, the inhabitants of Judah; those of the house of Judah, as the Targum; these mourned because of the drought and famine that were upon the land:

and the gates thereof languish; the cities of Judah, as the Targum; the inhabitants of them, which used to be supplied from the field, and out of the country; gates may be mentioned, because through the gates the provisions were brought into the city; but now none; and therefore are said to languish; or else those that sat in the gates are meant, the elders of the people, the senators, the judges, and civil magistrates; these shared in the common calamity:

they are black unto the ground; that is, the inhabitants of the cities, and those that sit in the gates, their faces are black through famine; see Lamentations 4:8, so the Targum,

"their faces are covered with blackness, they are black as a pot;''

and which they turned to the ground, and looked downwards, not being able to lift them up through the sorrow and distress they were in, and through faintness of spirit for want of food:

and the cry of Jerusalem is gone up: meaning the cry and lamentation of the inhabitants of Jerusalem because of the famine, for that city was not exempted from it, it having its supply from the country; or the prayer of them, and of the people from all parts got together there, which went up to heaven for rain: it being usual, in times of common distress, for the people in the country to come up to Jerusalem to the temple to pray to God, and particularly for rain, when there was a want of it. 2. gates—The place of public concourse in each city looks sad, as being no longer frequented (Isa 3:26; 24:4).

black—that is, they mourn (blackness being indicative of sorrow), (Jer 8:21).

unto the ground—bowing towards it.

cry—of distress (1Sa 5:12; Isa 24:11).14:1-9 The people were in tears. But it was rather the cry of their trouble, and of their sin, than of their prayer. Let us be thankful for the mercy of water, that we may not be taught to value it by feeling the want of it. See what dependence husbandmen have upon the Divine providence. They cannot plough nor sow in hope, unless God water their furrows. The case even of the wild beasts was very pitiable. The people are not forward to pray, but the prophet prays for them. Sin is humbly confessed. Our sins not only accuse us, but answer against us. Our best pleas in prayer are those fetched from the glory of God's own name. We should dread God's departure, more than the removal of our creature-comforts. He has given Israel his word to hope in. It becomes us in prayer to show ourselves more concerned for God's glory than for our own comfort. And if we now return to the Lord, he will save us to the glory of his grace.
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