Jeremiah 9:9
New International Version
Should I not punish them for this?" declares the LORD. "Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?"

New Living Translation
Should I not punish them for this?” says the LORD. “Should I not avenge myself against such a nation?”

English Standard Version
Shall I not punish them for these things? declares the LORD, and shall I not avenge myself on a nation such as this?

Berean Study Bible
Should I not punish them for these things? declares the LORD. Should I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?”

King James Bible
Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

New King James Version
Shall I not punish them for these things?” says the LORD. “Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?”

New American Standard Bible
“Shall I not punish them for these things?” declares the LORD. “Shall I not avenge Myself On a nation such as this?

NASB 1995
"Shall I not punish them for these things?" declares the LORD. "On a nation such as this Shall I not avenge Myself?

NASB 1977
“Shall I not punish them for these things?” declares the LORD. “On a nation such as this Shall I not avenge Myself?

Amplified Bible
“Shall I not punish them for these things?” says the LORD. “Shall I not avenge Myself On such a nation as this?

Christian Standard Bible
Should I not punish them for these things? This is the LORD’s declaration. Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Should I not punish them for these things? This is the LORD's declaration. Should I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?

American Standard Version
Shall I not visit them for these things? saith Jehovah; shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Shall I not adjudicate for these things, says LORD JEHOVAH, and shall not my soul be avenged on such a people?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a people as this?

Contemporary English Version
Give me one good reason not to punish them as they deserve. I, the LORD All-Powerful, have spoken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall I not visit them for these things, saith the Lord? or shall not my soul be revenged on such a nation?

English Revised Version
Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Good News Translation
Will I not punish them for these things? Will I not take revenge on a nation like this? I, the LORD, have spoken."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will punish them for these things, declares the LORD. I will punish this nation. I still won't be satisfied.

International Standard Version
Should I not punish them for these things?" asks the LORD, "and should I not avenge myself on a nation like this?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall I not punish them for these things? Saith the LORD; Shall not My soul be avenged On such a nation as this?

Literal Standard Version
Do I not see after them for these things?” A declaration of YHWH, “Does My soul not avenge itself against a nation such as this?”

NET Bible
I will certainly punish them for doing such things!" says the LORD. "I will certainly bring retribution on such a nation as this!"

New Heart English Bible
Shall I not visit them for these things?" says the LORD; "shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?"

World English Bible
Shall I not visit them for these things? says Yahweh; shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Young's Literal Translation
For these things do not I see after them? An affirmation of Jehovah, Against a nation such as this doth not My soul avenge itself?

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Lament over Zion
8Their tongues are deadly arrows; they speak deception. With his mouth a man speaks peace to his neighbor, but in his heart he sets a trap for him. 9Should I not punish them for these things? declares the LORD. Should I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?” 10I will take up a weeping and wailing for the mountains, a dirge over the wilderness pasture, for they have been scorched so no one passes through, and the lowing of cattle is not heard. Both the birds of the air and the beasts have fled; they have gone away.…

Cross References
Isaiah 1:24
Therefore the Lord GOD of Hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: "Ah, I will be relieved of My foes and avenge Myself on My enemies.

Isaiah 10:3
What will you do on the day of reckoning when devastation comes from afar? To whom will you flee for help? Where will you leave your wealth?

Isaiah 57:6
Your portion is among the smooth stones of the valley; indeed, they are your lot. Even to them you have poured out a drink offering and offered a grain offering. Should I relent because of these?

Jeremiah 5:9
Should I not punish them for these things?" declares the LORD. "Should I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?

Jeremiah 5:29
Should I not punish them for these things?" declares the LORD. "Should I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?


Treasury of Scripture

Shall I not visit them for these things? said the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Jeremiah 5:9,29
Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? …

Isaiah 1:24
Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:









(9) Shall I not visit . . .?--The previous use of the same warning in Jeremiah 5:9; Jeremiah 5:29 gives these words also the emphasis of iteration.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Should I not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

punish them
אֶפְקָד־ (’ep̄·qāḏ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

for
הַעַל־ (ha·‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

these things?
אֵ֥לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

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

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

Should I not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

avenge
תִתְנַקֵּ֖ם (ṯiṯ·naq·qêm)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5358: To grudge, avenge, punish

Myself
נַפְשִֽׁי׃ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

on
אִ֚ם (’im)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

such a nation
בְּג֣וֹי (bə·ḡō·w)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

as this?”
כָּזֶ֔ה (kā·zeh)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that


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