Jeremiah 6:7
New International Version
As a well pours out its water, so she pours out her wickedness. Violence and destruction resound in her; her sickness and wounds are ever before me.

New Living Translation
She spouts evil like a fountain. Her streets echo with the sounds of violence and destruction. I always see her sickness and sores.

English Standard Version
As a well keeps its water fresh, so she keeps fresh her evil; violence and destruction are heard within her; sickness and wounds are ever before me.

Berean Study Bible
As a well gushes its water, so she pours out her evil. Violence and destruction resound in her; sickness and wounds are ever before Me.

New American Standard Bible
"As a well keeps its waters fresh, So she keeps fresh her wickedness. Violence and destruction are heard in her; Sickness and wounds are ever before Me.

King James Bible
As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds.

Christian Standard Bible
As a well gushes out its water, so she pours out her evil. Violence and destruction resound in her. Sickness and wounds keep coming to my attention.

Contemporary English Version
Evil pours from your city like water from a spring. Sounds of injustice and violence echo within your walls; victims are everywhere, wounded and dying.

Good News Translation
As a well keeps its water fresh, so Jerusalem keeps its evil fresh. I hear violence and destruction in the city; sickness and wounds are all I see.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As a well gushes out its water, so she pours out her evil. Violence and destruction resound in her. Sickness and wounds keep coming to My attention.

International Standard Version
As a well keeps its waters fresh, so the city keeps her wickedness fresh. Violence and destruction are heard in her, sickness and wounds are always before me.

NET Bible
As a well continually pours out fresh water so it continually pours out wicked deeds. Sounds of violence and destruction echo throughout it. All I see are sick and wounded people.'

New Heart English Bible
As a well casts forth its waters, so she casts forth her wickedness: violence and destruction is heard in her; before me continually is sickness and wounds.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As a well keeps its water fresh, so Jerusalem keeps its evil fresh. Violence and destruction can be heard in it. I see that it is sick and wounded.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As a cistern welleth with her waters, So she welleth with her wickedness; Violence and spoil is heard in her; Before Me continually is sickness and wounds.

New American Standard 1977
“As a well keeps its waters fresh, So she keeps fresh her wickedness. Violence and destruction are heard in her; Sickness and wounds are ever before Me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As the waters never cease to flow from a fountain, so her wickedness never ceases to flow; injustice and robbery is heard in her; in my presence continually, sickness and wounds.

King James 2000 Bible
As a fountain casts out her waters, so she casts out her wickedness: violence and plundering are heard in her; before me continually are grief and wounds.

American King James Version
As a fountain casts out her waters, so she casts out her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds.

American Standard Version
As a well casteth forth its waters, so she casteth forth her wickedness: violence and destruction is heard in her; before me continually is sickness and wounds.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As a cistern cools water, so her wickedness cools her, ungodliness and misery shall be heard in her, as continually before her.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a cistern maketh its water cold, so hath she made her wickedness cold: violence and spoil shall be heard in her, infirmity and stripes are continually before me.

Darby Bible Translation
As a well poureth forth her waters, so she poureth forth her wickedness: violence and destruction are heard in her; before me continually are grief and wounds.

English Revised Version
As a well casteth forth her waters, so she casteth forth her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is sickness and wounds.

Webster's Bible Translation
As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence and devastation is heard in her; before me continually are grief and wounds.

World English Bible
As a well casts forth its waters, so she casts forth her wickedness: violence and destruction is heard in her; before me continually is sickness and wounds.

Young's Literal Translation
As the digging of a well, is for its waters, So she hath digged for her wickedness, Violence and spoil is heard in her, Before My face continually are sickness and smiting.
Study Bible
Jerusalem's Final Warning
6For this is what the LORD of Hosts says: “Cut down the trees and raise a siege ramp against Jerusalem. This city must be punished; there is nothing but oppression in her midst. 7As a well gushes its water, so she pours out her evil. Violence and destruction resound in her; sickness and wounds are ever before Me. 8Be warned, O Jerusalem, or I will turn away from you; I will make you a desolation, a land without inhabitants.”…
Cross References
James 3:11
Can both fresh water and bitter water flow from the same spring?

Psalm 55:9
O Lord, confuse and confound their speech, for I see violence and strife in the city.

Isaiah 59:6
Their cobwebs cannot be made into clothing, and they cannot cover themselves with their works. Their deeds are sinful deeds, and acts of violence are in their hands.

Jeremiah 20:8
For whenever I speak, I cry out, I proclaim violence and destruction. For the word of the LORD has become to me a reproach and derision all day long.

Jeremiah 30:12
For this is what the LORD says: "Your injury is incurable; your wound is grievous.

Jeremiah 30:13
There is no one to plead your cause, no remedy for your sores, no recovery for you.

Jeremiah 32:31
For this city has aroused My wrath and fury from the day it was built until now. Therefore I will remove it from My presence

Ezekiel 7:11
Their violence has grown into a rod to punish their wickedness. None of them will remain: none of their multitude, none of their wealth, and nothing of value.

Ezekiel 7:23
Forge the chain, for the land is full of crimes of bloodshed, and the city is full of violence.

Ezekiel 45:9
For this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Enough, O princes of Israel! Cease your violence and oppression, and do what is just and right. Stop dispossessing My people, declares the Lord GOD.'

Treasury of Scripture

As a fountain casts out her waters, so she casts out her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds.

a fountain.

Proverbs 4:23
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Isaiah 57:20
But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

James 3:10-12
Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be…

violence.

Jeremiah 20:8
For since I spake, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.

Psalm 55:9-11
Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city…

Ezekiel 7:11,23
Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness: none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, nor of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them…







Lexicon
As a well
בַּ֙יִר֙ (ba·yir)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 953: A pit, cistern, well

gushes
כְּהָקִ֥יר (kə·hā·qîr)
Preposition-k | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6979: To trench, to throw forth, to wall up

its water,
מֵימֶ֔יהָ (mê·me·hā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

so
כֵּ֖ן (kên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

she pours out
הֵקֵ֣רָה (hê·qê·rāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6979: To trench, to throw forth, to wall up

her evil.
רָעָתָ֑הּ (rā·‘ā·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

Violence
חָמָ֣ס (ḥā·mās)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2555: Violence, wrong, by meton, unjust gain

and destruction
וָ֠שֹׁד (wā·šōḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7701: Violence, havoc, devastation, ruin

resound
יִשָּׁ֨מַע (yiš·šā·ma‘)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

in her;
בָּ֧הּ (bāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

sickness
חֳלִ֥י (ḥo·lî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2483: Malady, anxiety, calamity

and wounds
וּמַכָּֽה׃ (ū·mak·kāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4347: A wound, carnage, pestilence

are ever
תָּמִ֖יד (tā·mîḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8548: Continuance, constant, ellipt, the regular, sacrifice

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

Me.
פָּנַ֛י (pā·nay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face
(7) As a fountain casteth out her waters.--The English is plain enough, but the Hebrew presents two difficulties: (1) The word rendered "fountain" (better, cistern) is not spelt with the usual vowels, and the etymology of the verb is quite uncertain. It has been rendered, As a cistern "gathers" or "keeps in," or "keeps its waters cool," or "lets them flow." The general meaning is probably given by the Authorised Version. Jerusalem was literally "overflowing" with wickedness.

Grief.--Better, sickness. The word and the imagery are the same as in Isaiah 1:5.

Verse 7. - As a fountain casteth out; rather, as a cistern keepeth fresh (literally, cool). The wickedness of Jerusalem is so thoroughly ingrained that it seems to pass into act by a law of nature, just as a cistern cannot help always yielding a supply of cool, fresh water. Violence and spoil; rather, injustice and violence (so Jeremiah 20:8; Amos 3:10; Habakkuk 1:3). Before me, etc.; rather, before my face continually is sickness and wounding. The ear is constantly dinned with the sounds of oppression, and the eye pained with the sight of the bodily sufferings of the victims. The word for" sickness" is applicable to any kind of infirmity (see Isaiah 53:3, 4), but the context clearly limits it here to bodily trouble. 6:1-8 Whatever methods are used, it is vain to contend with God's judgments. The more we indulge in the pleasures of this life, the more we unfit ourselves for the troubles of this life. The Chaldean army shall break in upon the land of Judah, and in a little time devour all. The day is coming, when those careless and secure in sinful ways will be visited. It is folly to trifle when we have eternal salvation to work out, and the enemies of that salvation to fight against. But they were thus eager, not that they might fulfil God's counsels, but that they might fill their own treasures; yet God thereby served his own purposes. The corrupt heart of man, in its natural state, casts out evil thoughts, just as a fountain casts out her waters. It is always flowing, yet always full. The God of mercy is loth to depart even from a provoking people, and is earnest with them, that by repentance and reformation, they may prevent things from coming to extremity.
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