Jeremiah 9:20
New International Version
Now, you women, hear the word of the LORD; open your ears to the words of his mouth. Teach your daughters how to wail; teach one another a lament.

New Living Translation
Listen, you women, to the words of the LORD; open your ears to what he has to say. Teach your daughters to wail; teach one another how to lament.

English Standard Version
Hear, O women, the word of the LORD, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth; teach to your daughters a lament, and each to her neighbor a dirge.

Berean Study Bible
Now, O women, hear the word of the LORD. Open your ears to the word of His mouth. Teach your daughters to wail, and one another to lament.

King James Bible
Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbour lamentation.

New King James Version
Yet hear the word of the LORD, O women, And let your ear receive the word of His mouth; Teach your daughters wailing, And everyone her neighbor a lamentation.

New American Standard Bible
Now hear the word of the LORD, you women, And let your ears receive the word of His mouth; Teach your daughters wailing, And have every woman teach her neighbor a song of mourning.

NASB 1995
Now hear the word of the LORD, O you women, And let your ear receive the word of His mouth; Teach your daughters wailing, And everyone her neighbor a dirge.

NASB 1977
Now hear the word of the LORD, O you women, And let your ear receive the word of His mouth; Teach your daughters wailing, And everyone her neighbor a dirge.

Amplified Bible
Now hear the word of the LORD, O you women, And let your ear hear the word of His mouth; Teach your daughters a song of mourning, And each one [teach] her neighbor a dirge.

Christian Standard Bible
Now hear the word of the LORD, you women. Pay attention to the words from his mouth. Teach your daughters a lament and one another a dirge,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now hear the word of the LORD, you women. Pay attention to the word of His mouth. Teach your daughters a lament and one another a dirge,

American Standard Version
Yet hear the word of Jehovah, O ye women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth; and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbor lamentation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, hear, oh women, the word of LORD JEHOVAH, and your ears shall receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters lamentations, and a woman a melody to her neighbor woman

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Hear now, ye women, the word of God, and let your ears receive the words of his mouth, and teach your daughters lamentation, and every woman her neighbour a dirge.

Contemporary English Version
"We ask you women to pay attention to what the LORD says. We will teach you a funeral song that you can teach your daughters and friends:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear therefore, ye women, the word of the Lord: and let your ears receive the word of his mouth: and teach your daughters wailing: and every one her neighbor mourning.

English Revised Version
Yet hear the word of the LORD, O ye women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbour lamentation.

Good News Translation
I said, "Listen to the LORD, you women, and pay attention to his words. Teach your daughters how to mourn, and your friends how to sing a funeral song.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen to the word of the LORD, you women, and open your ears to hear his words. Teach your daughters how to cry. Teach your neighbors funeral songs.

International Standard Version
"Now, you women, hear the message from the LORD; listen to what he has to say! Teach your daughters how to mourn, let every woman teach her friend how to lament.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, hear the word of the LORD, O ye women, And let your ear receive the word of His mouth, And teach your daughters wailing, And every one her neighbour lamentation:

Literal Standard Version
But hear, you women, a word of YHWH, And your ear receives a word of His mouth, And teach your daughters wailing, And each her neighbor lamentation.

NET Bible
I said, "So now, you wailing women, hear what the LORD says. Open your ears to the words from his mouth. Teach your daughters this mournful song, and each of you teach your neighbor this lament.

New Heart English Bible
"Yet hear the word of the LORD, you women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth; and teach your daughters wailing, and everyone her neighbor lamentation.

World English Bible
Yet hear the word of Yahweh, you women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth; and teach your daughters wailing, and everyone her neighbor lamentation.

Young's Literal Translation
But hear, ye women, a word of Jehovah, And your ear receiveth a word of His mouth, And teach ye your daughters wailing, and each her neighbour lamentation.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Lament over Zion
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.’ ” 20Now, O women, hear the word of the LORD. Open your ears to the word of His mouth. Teach your daughters to wail, and one another to lament. 21For death has climbed in through our windows; it has entered our fortresses to cut off the children from the streets, the young men from the town squares.…

Cross References
Isaiah 32:9
Stand up, you complacent women; listen to me. Give ear to my word, you overconfident daughters.

Jeremiah 9:12
Who is the man wise enough to understand this? To whom has the mouth of the LORD spoken, that he may explain it? Why is the land destroyed and scorched like a desert, so no one can pass through it?

Jeremiah 23:16
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you. They are filling you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD.

Jeremiah 23:28
Let the prophet who has a dream retell it, but let him who has My word speak it truthfully. For what is straw compared to grain?" declares the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

Yet hear the word of the LORD, O you women, and let your ear receive the word of his mouth, and teach your daughters wailing, and every one her neighbor lamentation.

hear.

Isaiah 3:16
Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:

Isaiah 32:9-13
Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech…

Luke 23:27-30
And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him…

receive.

Job 22:22
Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart.

and teach.

Jeremiah 9:17,18
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning women, that they may come: …









(20) Teach your daughters wailing.--The thought of Jeremiah 9:9 is continued. The words rest upon the idea that wailing was an art, its cries and tones skilfully adapted to the special sorrows of which it was in theory the expression. They perhaps imply also that death would do its work so terribly that the demand for mourners would be greater than the supply, and that supernumeraries must be trained to meet it. Looking to the many other coincidences between our Lord's teaching and that of Jeremiah, it is not too much to see in His words to the daughter of Jerusalem, "Weep for yourselves and for your children" (Luke 23:27-28), a parallel to what we read here.

Verse 20. - Yet hear; rather, for hear.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now,
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

O women,
נָשִׁים֙ (nā·šîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

hear
שְׁמַ֤עְנָה (šə·ma‘·nāh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

the word
דְּבַר־ (də·ḇar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of the LORD.
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

Open
וְתִקַּ֥ח (wə·ṯiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

your ears
אָזְנְכֶ֖ם (’ā·zə·nə·ḵem)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 241: Broadness, the ear

to the word
דְּבַר־ (də·ḇar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of His mouth.
פִּ֑יו (pîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

Teach
וְלַמֵּ֤דְנָה (wə·lam·mê·ḏə·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Imperative - feminine plural
Strong's 3925: To exercise in, learn

your daughters
בְנֽוֹתֵיכֶם֙ (ḇə·nō·w·ṯê·ḵem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 1323: A daughter

to wail,
נֶ֔הִי (ne·hî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5092: A wailing, lamentation, mourning song

and one
וְאִשָּׁ֥ה (wə·’iš·šāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

another
רְעוּתָ֖הּ (rə·‘ū·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7468: A female associate, an additional one

to lament.
קִינָֽה׃ (qî·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7015: An elegy, dirge


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