Jeremiah 18:14
New International Version
Does the snow of Lebanon ever vanish from its rocky slopes? Do its cool waters from distant sources ever stop flowing?

New Living Translation
Does the snow ever disappear from the mountaintops of Lebanon? Do the cold streams flowing from those distant mountains ever run dry?

English Standard Version
Does the snow of Lebanon leave the crags of Sirion? Do the mountain waters run dry, the cold flowing streams?

Berean Study Bible
Does the snow of Lebanon ever leave its rocky slopes? Or do its cool waters flowing from a distance ever run dry?

New American Standard Bible
Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country? Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever snatched away?

King James Bible
Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?

Christian Standard Bible
Does the snow of Lebanon ever leave the highland crags? Or does cold water flowing from a distance ever fail?

Contemporary English Version
The snow on Lebanon's mountains never melts away, and the streams there never run dry.

Good News Translation
Are Lebanon's rocky heights ever without snow? Do its cool mountain streams ever run dry?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Does the snow of Lebanon ever leave the highland crags? Or does cold water flowing from a distance ever fail?

International Standard Version
Does the snow of Lebanon ever vanish from its rocky slopes? Or does the cold water from a foreign land ever cease to flow?

NET Bible
Does the snow ever completely vanish from the rocky slopes of Lebanon? Do the cool waters from those distant mountains ever cease to flow?

New Heart English Bible
Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? Shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The rocky slopes of Lebanon are never without snow. The cool mountain streams never dry up.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Doth the snow of Lebanon fail From the rock of the field? Or are the strange cold flowing waters Plucked up?

New American Standard 1977
‘Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country? Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever snatched away?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Will anyone leave the snow of the rock of the field that flows from Lebanon? or shall they forsake the singular, cold, flowing waters?

King James 2000 Bible
Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which comes from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?

American King James Version
Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which comes from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?

American Standard Version
Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? or'shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Will fertilising streams fail to flow from a rock, or snow fail from Libanus? will water violently impelled by the wind turn aside?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall now the snow of Libanus fail from the rock of the field? or can the cold waters that gush out and run down, be taken away?

Darby Bible Translation
Shall the snow of Lebanon cease from the rock of the field? Shall the cool flowing waters coming from afar be dried up?

English Revised Version
Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? or shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?

Webster's Bible Translation
Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which cometh from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?

World English Bible
Shall the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? [or] shall the cold waters that flow down from afar be dried up?

Young's Literal Translation
Doth snow of Lebanon Cease from the rock of the field? Failed are the cold strange waters that flow?
Study Bible
The Potter and the Clay
13Therefore, this is what the LORD says: “Inquire among the nations: Who has ever heard things like these? Virgin Israel has done a most terrible thing. 14Does the snow of Lebanon ever leave its rocky slopes? Or do its cool waters flowing from a distance ever run dry? 15Yet My people have forgotten Me. They burn incense to worthless idols that make them stumble in their ways on the ancient roads and walk on bypaths instead of the highway.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 18:13
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "Inquire among the nations: Who has ever heard things like these? Virgin Israel has done a most terrible thing.

Jeremiah 18:15
Yet My people have forgotten Me. They burn incense to worthless idols that make them stumble in their ways on the ancient roads and walk on bypaths instead of the highway.

Treasury of Scripture

Will a man leave the snow of Lebanon which comes from the rock of the field? or shall the cold flowing waters that come from another place be forsaken?

Will.

John 6:68
Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

the snow, etc.







Lexicon
Does the snow
שֶׁ֣לֶג (še·leḡ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7950: Snow

of Lebanon
לְבָנ֑וֹן (lə·ḇā·nō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3844: Lebanon -- a wooded mountain range on the northern border of Israel

ever leave
הֲיַעֲזֹ֥ב (hă·ya·‘ă·zōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

its rocky
מִצּ֛וּר (miṣ·ṣūr)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6697: A cliff, a rock, boulder, a refuge, an edge

slopes?
שָׂדַ֖י (śā·ḏay)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7704: Field, land

Or
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

do its cool
קָרִ֖ים (qā·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7119: Cool, quiet

waters
מַ֛יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

flowing
נוֹזְלִֽים׃ (nō·wz·lîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5140: To flow, trickle, drop, distill

from a distance
זָרִ֥ים (zā·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2114: To turn aside, to be a, foreigner, strange, profane, to commit adultery

ever run dry?
יִנָּתְשׁ֗וּ (yin·nā·ṯə·šū)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5428: To pull or pluck up, root out
(14) Will a man leave . . .?--The interpolated words "a man" pervert the meaning of the verse, which should run thus: Will the snow of Lebanon fail from the rock of the field? or shall the cold (or, with some commentators, "rushing ") flowing waters from afar (literally, strange, or, as some take it, that dash down) be dried up? The questions imply an answer in the negative, and assert in a more vivid form what had been expressed more distinctly, though less poetically, in Jeremiah 2:13. The strength of Jehovah was like the unfailing snow of Lebanon (the "white" or snow mountain, like Mont Blanc or Snowdon), like the dashing stream that flows from heights so distant that they belong to a strange country, and which along its whole course was never dried up, and yet men forsook that strength for their own devices. The "streams of Lebanon" appear as the type of cool refreshing waters in Song of Solomon 4:15. The term "rock of the field" is applied in Jeremiah 17:3; Jeremiah 21:13 to Jerusalem, but there is no reason why it should not be used of Lebanon or any other mountain soaring above the plain. The notion that the prophet spoke of the brook Gihon on Mount Zion, as fed, by an underground channel, from the snows of Lebanon, has not sufficient evidence to commend it, but the "dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion" (Psalm 133:3) presents, to say the least, a suggestive parallel. Possibly the prophet has the Jordan in his mind. Tacitus (Hist. v. 6) describes it as fed by the snows of Lebanon, the summit of which is, in his expressive language, faithful to its snows through the heat of summer.

18:11-17 Sinners call it liberty to live at large; whereas for a man to be a slave to his lusts, is the very worst slavery. They forsook God for idols. When men are parched with heat, and meet with cooling, refreshing streams, they use them. In these things men will not leave a certainty for an uncertainty; but Israel left the ancient paths appointed by the Divine law. They walked not in the highway, in which they might travel safely, but in a way in which they must stumble: such was the way of idolatry, and such is the way of iniquity. This made their land desolate, and themselves miserable. Calamities may be borne, if God smile upon us when under them; but if he is displeased, and refuses his help, we are undone. Multitudes forget the Lord and his Christ, and wander from the ancient paths, to walk in ways of their own devising. But what will they do in the day of judgment!
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