Jeremiah 2:12
New International Version
Be appalled at this, you heavens, and shudder with great horror," declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
The heavens are shocked at such a thing and shrink back in horror and dismay,” says the LORD.

English Standard Version
Be appalled, O heavens, at this; be shocked, be utterly desolate, declares the LORD,

Berean Study Bible
Be stunned by this, O heavens, be shocked and utterly appalled, declares the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"Be appalled, O heavens, at this, And shudder, be very desolate," declares the LORD.

King James Bible
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
Be appalled at this, heavens; be shocked and utterly desolated! This is the LORD's declaration.

Contemporary English Version
Tell the heavens to tremble with fear!

Good News Translation
And so I command the sky to shake with horror, to be amazed and astonished,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be horrified at this, heavens; be shocked and utterly appalled. This is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
Heavens, be appalled at this, be shocked, be utterly devastated," declares the LORD.

NET Bible
Be amazed at this, O heavens! Be shocked and utterly dumbfounded," says the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
"Be astonished, you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid. Be very desolate," says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be horrified over this, heaven. Be terribly afraid," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, And be horribly afraid, be ye exceeding amazed, Saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“Be appalled, O heavens, at this, And shudder, be very desolate,” declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this; and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, said the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Be astonished, O you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be you very desolate, says the LORD.

American King James Version
Be astonished, O you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be you very desolate, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The heaven is amazed at this, and is very exceedingly horror-struck, saith the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and ye gates thereof, be very desolate, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Be astonished, ye heavens, at this, and shudder; be amazed very much, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
"Be astonished, you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid. Be very desolate," says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Be astonished, ye heavens, at this, Yea, be frightened, be greatly wasted, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Study Bible
Israel has Forsaken God
11Has a nation ever changed its gods? (though they were no gods at all!) Yet My people have exchanged their Glory for idols that are useless. 12Be stunned by this, O heavens, be shocked and utterly appalled, declares the LORD. 13“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living water, and they have dug cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.…
Cross References
Isaiah 1:2
Listen, O heavens, and give ear, O earth, for the LORD has spoken: "I have raised children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against Me.

Jeremiah 4:23
I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty; I looked to the heavens, and they had no light.

Treasury of Scripture

Be astonished, O you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be you very desolate, said the LORD.

Jeremiah 6:19
Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.

Jeremiah 22:29
O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

Deuteronomy 32:1
Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.







Lexicon
Be stunned
שֹׁ֥מּוּ (šōm·mū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8074: To stun, devastate, stupefy

by
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

this,
זֹ֑את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

O heavens,
שָׁמַ֖יִם (šā·ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky

be shocked
וְשַׂעֲר֛וּ (wə·śa·‘ă·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8175: To storm, to shiver, fear

and utterly
מְאֹ֖ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

appalled,
חָרְב֥וּ (ḥā·rə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2717: To parch, to desolate, destroy, kill

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5002: An oracle

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(12) Be astonished, O ye heavens.--The adjuration had been made familiar by a like utterance in Isaiah 1:2; Deut. 32 1 "Astonished"--in the old sense, "thunder-stricken," stupefied. The whole universe is thought of as shocked and startled at the offence against its Creator.

Verse 12. - Be astonished. "Be appalled" would more nearly express the force of the Hebrew (so Jeremiah 18:16; Jeremiah 19:8). Be ye very desolate; literally, become dry; i.e. not so much "shrivel and roll up" (on the analogy of Isaiah 34:4), as "become stiff with horror." 2:9-13 Before God punishes sinners, he pleads with them, to bring them to repentance. He pleads with us, what we should plead with ourselves. Be afraid to think of the wrath and curse which will be the portion of those who throw themselves out of God's grace and favour. Grace in Christ is compared to water from a fountain, it being cooling and refreshing, cleansing and making fruitful: to living water, because it quickens dead sinners, revives drooping saints, supports and maintains spiritual life, and issues in eternal life, and is ever-flowing. To forsake this Fountain is the first evil; this is done when the people of God neglect his word and ordinances. They hewed them out broken cisterns, that could hold no water. Such are the world, and the things in it; such are the inventions of men when followed and depended on. Let us, with purpose of heart, cleave to the Lord only; whither else shall we go? How prone are we to forego the consolations of the Holy Spirit, for the worthless joys of the enthusiast and hypocrite!
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