Jeremiah 6:24
New International Version
We have heard reports about them, and our hands hang limp. Anguish has gripped us, pain like that of a woman in labor.

New Living Translation
We have heard reports about the enemy, and we wring our hands in fright. Pangs of anguish have gripped us, like those of a woman in labor.

English Standard Version
We have heard the report of it; our hands fall helpless; anguish has taken hold of us, pain as of a woman in labor.

Berean Study Bible
“We have heard the reports; our hands are limp. Anguish has gripped us, pain like a woman in labor.

New American Standard Bible
We have heard the report of it; Our hands are limp. Anguish has seized us, Pain as of a woman in childbirth.

King James Bible
We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Christian Standard Bible
We have heard about it, and our hands have become weak. Distress has seized us--pain, like a woman in labor.

Contemporary English Version
Then the people said, "Just hearing about them makes us tremble with fear, and we twist and turn in pain like a woman giving birth."

Good News Translation
"We have heard the news," say the people of Jerusalem, "and our hands hang limp; we are seized by anguish and pain like a woman in labor.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We have heard about it, and we are discouraged. Distress has seized us-- pain like a woman in labor.

International Standard Version
We have heard the news about it, and our hands are limp. Distress has seized us like a woman in labor.

NET Bible
The people cry out, "We have heard reports about them! We have become helpless with fear! Anguish grips us, agony like that of a woman giving birth to a baby!

New Heart English Bible
"We have heard its report; our hands become feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, and pains as of a woman in labor.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We have heard the news about them. Our hands hang limp. We are gripped by anguish and pain like a woman giving birth to a child.

JPS Tanakh 1917
We have heard the fame thereof, our hands wax feeble, Anguish hath taken hold of us, And pain, as of a woman in travail.'

New American Standard 1977
We have heard the report of it; Our hands are limp. Anguish has seized us, Pain as of a woman in childbirth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
We have heard the fame thereof; our hands wax feeble; anguish has taken hold of us, and pain as of a woman in travail.

King James 2000 Bible
We have heard the report of it: our hands grow feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

American King James Version
We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

American Standard Version
We have heard the report thereof; our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pangs as of a woman in travail.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
We have heard the report of them: our hands are weakened: anguish has seized us, the pangs as of a woman in travail.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We have heard the fame thereof, our hands grow feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, as a woman in labor.

Darby Bible Translation
We have heard the report thereof: our hands are grown feeble; anguish hath taken hold of us, pain as of a woman that travaileth.

English Revised Version
We have heard the fame thereof; our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pangs as of a woman in travail.

Webster's Bible Translation
We have heard the fame of it: our hands become feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

World English Bible
We have heard its report; our hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, [and] pangs as of a woman in travail.

Young's Literal Translation
'We have heard its sound, feeble have been our hands, Distress hath seized us, pain as of a travailing woman.
Study Bible
An Invasion from the North
23They grasp the bow and spear. They are cruel and show no mercy. Their voice roars like the sea, and they ride upon horses, lined up like men in formation against you, O Daughter of Zion.” 24“We have heard the reports; our hands are limp. Anguish has gripped us, pain like a woman in labor. 25Do not go out to the fields; do not walk the road. For the enemy has a sword; terror is on every side.”…
Cross References
Isaiah 21:3
Therefore my body is filled with anguish. Pain grips me, like the pains of a woman in labor. I am bewildered to hear, I am dismayed to see.

Isaiah 28:19
As often as it passes through, it will carry you away; it will sweep through morning after morning, by day and by night. Sheer terror will come from understanding the message.

Jeremiah 4:19
My anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain! Oh, the pain in my chest! My heart pounds within me; I cannot be silent. For I have heard the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of battle.

Jeremiah 4:31
I hear a cry like a woman in labor, a cry of anguish like one bearing her first child--the cry of the Daughter of Zion gasping for breath, stretching out her hands: 'Woe is me, for my soul faints before the murderers!'"

Jeremiah 13:21
What will you say when He sets over you close allies whom you yourself trained? Will not pangs of anguish grip you, as they do a woman in labor?

Jeremiah 22:23
O inhabitant of Lebanon, nestled in the cedars, how you will groan when pangs of anguish come upon you, agony like a woman in labor."

Jeremiah 30:6
Ask and see: Can a male give birth? Why then do I see every man with his hands on his stomach like a woman in labor and every face turned pale?

Jeremiah 49:24
Damascus has become feeble; she has turned to flee. Panic has gripped her; anguish and pain have seized her like a woman in labor.

Jeremiah 50:43
The king of Babylon has heard the report, and his hands hang limp. Distress has seized him, pain like that of a woman in labor.

Daniel 5:9
Then King Belshazzar became even more terrified, his face grew even more pale, and his nobles were bewildered.

Treasury of Scripture

We have heard the fame thereof: our hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

We have.

Jeremiah 4:6-9,19-21
Set up the standard toward Zion: retire, stay not: for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction…

Isaiah 28:19
From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report.

Ezekiel 21:6,7
Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes…

anguish.

Jeremiah 4:31
For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers.

Jeremiah 13:21
What wilt thou say when he shall punish thee? for thou hast taught them to be captains, and as chief over thee: shall not sorrows take thee, as a woman in travail?

Jeremiah 22:23
O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars, how gracious shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee, the pain as of a woman in travail!







Lexicon
“We have heard
שָׁמַ֥עְנוּ (šā·ma‘·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

the reports;
שָׁמְע֖וֹ (šā·mə·‘ōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8089: A report

our hands
יָדֵ֑ינוּ (yā·ḏê·nū)
Noun - fdc | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

are limp.
רָפ֣וּ (rā·p̄ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7503: Sink, relax

Anguish
צָרָה֙ (ṣā·rāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6869: Tightness, a female rival

has gripped us,
הֶחֱזִיקַ֔תְנוּ (he·ḥĕ·zî·qaṯ·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person feminine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

pain
חִ֖יל (ḥîl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2427: A writhing, anguish

like a woman in labor.
כַּיּוֹלֵדָֽה׃ (kay·yō·w·lê·ḏāh)
Preposition-k, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage
(24) We have heard the fame.--Another dramatic impersonation of the cry of terror from the dwellers in Jerusalem, when they shall hear of the approach of the army. The imagery of the woman in travail is reproduced from Jeremiah 4:31.

Verse 24. - We have heard the fame thereof. The prophet identifies himself (comp., for the same phenomenon, Jeremiah 4:19-21; Jeremiah 10:19, 20) with his people, and expresses the general feeling of anxiety and pain. The phraseology of the closing lines reminds us of Isaiah 13:7, 8. 6:18-30 God rejects their outward services, as worthless to atone for their sins. Sacrifice and incense were to direct them to a Mediator; but when offered to purchase a license to go on in sin, they provoke God. The sins of God's professing people make them an easy prey to their enemies. They dare not show themselves. Saints may rejoice in hope of God's mercies, though they see them only in the promise: sinners must mourn for fear of God's judgments, though they see them only in the threatenings. They are the worst of revolters, and are all corrupters. Sinners soon become tempters. They are compared to ore supposed to have good metal in it, but which proves all dross. Nothing will prevail to part between them and their sins. Reprobate silver shall they be called, useless and worthless. When warnings, corrections, rebukes, and all means of grace, leave men unrenewed, they will be left, as rejected of God, to everlasting misery. Let us pray, then, that we may be refined by the Lord, as silver is refined.
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