Jeremiah 18:16
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New American Standard Bible
To make their land a desolation, An object of perpetual hissing; Everyone who passes by it will be astonished And shake his head.

King James Bible
To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.

Darby Bible Translation
to make their land an astonishment, a perpetual hissing: every one that passeth by shall be astonished, and shake his head.

World English Bible
to make their land an astonishment, and a perpetual hissing; everyone who passes thereby shall be astonished, and shake his head.

Young's Literal Translation
To make their land become a desolation, A hissing age-during, Every passer by it is astonished, And bemoaneth with his head.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Hissing - Not derision, but the drawing in of the breath quickly as men do when they shudder.

Way his head - Or, "shake his head," a sign among the Jews not of scorn but of pity. The desolation of the land of Israel is to fill people with dismay.

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Cross References
Leviticus 26:32
'I will make the land desolate so that your enemies who settle in it will be appalled over it.

1 Kings 9:8
"And this house will become a heap of ruins; everyone who passes by will be astonished and hiss and say, 'Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?'

Psalm 22:7
All who see me sneer at me; They separate with the lip, they wag the head, saying,

Psalm 109:25
I also have become a reproach to them; When they see me, they wag their head.

Isaiah 37:22
this is the word that the LORD has spoken against him: "She has despised you and mocked you, The virgin daughter of Zion; She has shaken her head behind you, The daughter of Jerusalem!

Jeremiah 19:8
"I will also make this city a desolation and an object of hissing; everyone who passes by it will be astonished and hiss because of all its disasters.

Jeremiah 25:9
behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,' declares the LORD, 'and I will send to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land and against its inhabitants and against all these nations round about; and I will utterly destroy them and make them a horror and a hissing, and an everlasting desolation.

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