Jeremiah 9:18
New International Version
Let them come quickly and wail over us till our eyes overflow with tears and water streams from our eyelids.

New Living Translation
Quick! Begin your weeping! Let the tears flow from your eyes.

English Standard Version
let them make haste and raise a wailing over us, that our eyes may run down with tears and our eyelids flow with water.

Berean Study Bible
Let them come quickly and take up a lament over us, that our eyes may overflow with tears, and our eyelids may stream with waters.

New American Standard Bible
"Let them make haste and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may shed tears And our eyelids flow with water.

King James Bible
And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

Christian Standard Bible
Let them come quickly to raise a lament over us so that our eyes may overflow with tears, our eyelids be soaked with weeping.

Contemporary English Version
The people answered, "Let them come quickly and cry for us, until our own eyes are flooded with tears.

Good News Translation
The people said, "Tell them to hurry and sing a funeral song for us, until our eyes fill with tears, and our eyelids are wet from crying."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let them come quickly to raise a lament over us so that our eyes may overflow with tears, our eyelids soaked with weeping.

International Standard Version
Let them hurry and lament for us. Let tears run down from our eyes, and let our eyelids flow with water.

NET Bible
I said, "Indeed, let them come quickly and sing a song of mourning for us. Let them wail loudly until tears stream from our own eyes and our eyelids overflow with water.

New Heart English Bible
"and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They should come quickly and cry for us. Our eyes will run with tears. Our eyelids will flow with water.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may run down with tears, And our eyelids gush out with waters.

New American Standard 1977
“And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, That our eyes may shed tears, And our eyelids flow with water.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and let them make haste and take up a wailing for us that our eyes may run down with tears and our eyelids gush out with waters.

King James 2000 Bible
And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with water.

American King James Version
And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

American Standard Version
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and let them take up a lamentation for you, and let your eyes pour down tears, and your eyelids drop water.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let them hasten and take up a lamentation for us: let our eyes shed tears, and our eyelids run down with waters.

Darby Bible Translation
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids pour forth waters.

English Revised Version
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

Webster's Bible Translation
And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

World English Bible
and let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

Young's Literal Translation
And they hasten, and lift up for us a wailing. And run down our eyes do tears, And from our eyelids do waters flow.
Study Bible
A Lament over Zion
17This is what the LORD of Hosts says: “Take note, and summon the wailing women; send for the most skillful among them. 18Let them come quickly and take up a lament over us, that our eyes may overflow with tears, and our eyelids may stream with waters. 19For the sound of wailing is heard from Zion: ‘How devastated we are! How great is our shame, for we have abandoned the land because our dwellings have been torn down.’”…
Cross References
Psalm 119:136
My eyes shed streams of tears because Your law is not obeyed.

Isaiah 22:4
Therefore I said, "Turn away from me, let me weep bitterly! Do not try to console me over the destruction of the daughter of my people."

Jeremiah 7:29
Cut off your hair and throw it away. Raise up a lamentation on the barren heights, for the LORD has rejected and forsaken the generation of His wrath.

Jeremiah 9:1
Oh, that my head were a spring of water, and my eyes a fountain of tears, I would weep day and night over the slain daughter of my people.

Jeremiah 14:17
You are to speak this word to them: "My eyes overflow with tears; day and night they do not cease, for the virgin daughter of my people has been shattered by a crushing blow, a severely grievous wound.

Lamentations 3:48
Streams of tears flow from my eyes over the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Amos 5:16
Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of Hosts, the Lord, says: "There will be wailing in all the public squares and cries of 'Alas, Alas' in all the streets. The farmer will be summoned to mourn, and the mourners to wail.

Treasury of Scripture

And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

take.

Jeremiah 9:10,20
For the mountains will I take up a weeping and wailing, and for the habitations of the wilderness a lamentation, because they are burned up, so that none can pass through them; neither can men hear the voice of the cattle; both the fowl of the heavens and the beast are fled; they are gone…

our eyes.

Jeremiah 9:1
Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Jeremiah 6:26
O daughter of my people, gird thee with sackcloth, and wallow thyself in ashes: make thee mourning, as for an only son, most bitter lamentation: for the spoiler shall suddenly come upon us.

Jeremiah 13:17
But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD'S flock is carried away captive.







Lexicon
Let them come quickly
וּתְמַהֵ֕רְנָה (ū·ṯə·ma·hê·rə·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4116: To be liquid, flow easily, to hurry, promptly

and take up
וְתִשֶּׂ֥נָה (wə·ṯiś·śe·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

a lament
נֶ֑הִי (ne·hî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5092: A wailing, lamentation, mourning song

over us,
עָלֵ֖ינוּ (‘ā·lê·nū)
Preposition | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

that our eyes
עֵינֵ֙ינוּ֙ (‘ê·nê·nū)
Noun - cdc | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

may overflow
וְתֵרַ֤דְנָה (wə·ṯê·raḏ·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3381: To come or go down, descend

with tears,
דִּמְעָ֔ה (dim·‘āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1832: Tears (of one weeping)

and our eyelids
וְעַפְעַפֵּ֖ינוּ (wə·‘ap̄·‘ap·pê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - mdc | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6079: An eyelash, morning ray

may stream
יִזְּלוּ־ (yiz·zə·lū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5140: To flow, trickle, drop, distill

with waters.
מָֽיִם׃ (mā·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen
(18) Take up a wailing for us.--There is in all such figures of speech an inevitable blending of metaphors. The mourners wail for the dead nation, and yet the members of the nation are sharers in the obsequies, and their eyes run down with tears.

Verse 18. - That our eyes may run down, etc.; a justification of this artificial system-The piercing notes of the hired mourners are to relieve the sorrow of the afflicted by forcing for it a vent. 9:12-22 In Zion the voice of joy and praise used to be heard, while the people kept close to God; but sin has altered the sound, it is now the voice of lamentation. Unhumbled hearts lament their calamity, but not their sin, which is the cause of it. Let the doors be shut ever so fast, death steals upon us. It enters the palaces of princes and great men, though stately, strongly built, and guarded. Nor are those more safe that are abroad; death cuts off even the children from without, and the young men from the streets. Hearken to the word of the Lord, and mourn with godly sorrow. This alone can bring true comfort; and it can turn the heaviest afflictions into precious mercies.
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