Jeremiah 16:2
New International Version
"You must not marry and have sons or daughters in this place."

New Living Translation
"Do not get married or have children in this place.

English Standard Version
“You shall not take a wife, nor shall you have sons or daughters in this place.

Berean Study Bible
“You must not marry or have sons or daughters in this place.”

New American Standard Bible
"You shall not take a wife for yourself nor have sons or daughters in this place."

King James Bible
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.

Christian Standard Bible
"Do not marry or have sons or daughters in this place.

Contemporary English Version
Jeremiah, don't get married and have children--Judah is no place to raise a family.

Good News Translation
"Do not marry or have children in a place like this.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"You must not marry or have sons or daughters in this place.

International Standard Version
"You are not to take a wife, nor are you to have sons or daughters in this place."

NET Bible
"Do not get married and do not have children here in this land.

New Heart English Bible
"You shall not take a wife, neither shall you have sons or daughters, in this place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Don't marry! Don't have any sons or daughters in this place!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, Neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.

New American Standard 1977
“You shall not take a wife for yourself nor have sons or daughters in this place.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.

King James 2000 Bible
You shall not take you a wife, neither shall you have sons or daughters in this place.

American King James Version
You shall not take you a wife, neither shall you have sons or daughters in this place.

American Standard Version
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters, in this place.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and there shall be no son born to thee, nor daughter in this place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have thee sons and daughters in this place.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, and thou shalt not have sons nor daughters in this place.

English Revised Version
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons nor daughters in this place.

World English Bible
You shall not take a wife, neither shall you have sons or daughters, in this place.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou dost not take to thee a wife, Nor hast thou sons and daughters in this place.
Study Bible
Disaster Predicted
1Then the word of the LORD came to me: 2“You must not marry or have sons or daughters in this place.” 3For this is what the LORD says concerning sons and daughters born in this place, and the mothers who bore them, and the fathers who fathered them in this land:…
Cross References
Jeremiah 16:1
Then the word of the LORD came to me:

Jeremiah 16:3
For this is what the LORD says concerning sons and daughters born in this place, and the mothers who bore them, and the fathers who fathered them in this land:

Jeremiah 29:6
Take wives and have sons and daughters. Take wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Multiply there; do not decrease.

Lamentations 2:22
You summoned my attackers on every side, as for an appointed feast day. In the Day of the LORD's anger no one escaped or survived. My enemy has destroyed those I nurtured and reared.

Treasury of Scripture

You shall not take you a wife, neither shall you have sons or daughters in this place.

Genesis 19:14
And Lot went out, and spake unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up, get you out of this place; for the LORD will destroy this city. But he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law.

Matthew 24:19
And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

Luke 21:23
But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.







Lexicon
“You must not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

marry
תִקַּ֥ח (ṯiq·qaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

[or]
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

have
יִהְי֤וּ (yih·yū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

sons
בָּנִ֣ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

or daughters
וּבָנ֔וֹת (ū·ḇā·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

in this
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

place.”
בַּמָּק֖וֹם (bam·mā·qō·wm)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition
(2) Thou shalt not take thee a wife . . .--The words came to an Israelite and to a priest with a force which we can hardly understand. With them marriage, and the hopes which it involved, was not only a happiness but a duty, and to be cut off from it was to renounce both, because the evil that was coming on the nation was such as to turn both into a curse. We may compare cur Lord's words in Matthew 24:19 and those spoken to the daughters of Jerusalem (Luke 23:29), and what, in part at least, entered into St. Paul's motives for a like abstinence on account of "the present distress" (1Corinthians 7:26).

Verse 2. - Thou shalt not take thee a wife. So St. Paul, "I think therefore that this is good by reason of the present distress, namely, that it is good for a man to be as he is (1 Corinthians 7:26, Revised Version); and Hosea has already drawn an awful picture of "Ephraim bringing forth his children to the murderer" (Hosea 9:9). In ordinary times it was a kind of unwritten law among the Israelites to marry and beget children. Most of the prophets (e.g. Isaiah) appear to have been married. In this place; i.e. in the land of Judah. A Jeremianic phrase (comp. Jeremiah 7:3). 16:1-9 The prophet must conduct himself as one who expected to see his country ruined very shortly. In the prospect of sad times, he is to abstain from marriage, mourning for the dead, and pleasure. Those who would convince others of the truths of God, must make it appear by their self-denial, that they believe it themselves. Peace, inward and outward, family and public, is wholly the work of God, and from his loving-kindness and mercy. When He takes his peace from any people, distress must follow. There may be times when it is proper to avoid things otherwise our duty; and we should always sit loose to the pleasures and concerns of this life.
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