New International Version
I will destroy Daughter Zion, so beautiful and delicate.
King James Bible
I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman.
Darby Bible Translation
The comely and delicate one do I cut off, the daughter of Zion.
World English Bible
The comely and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, will I cut off.
Young's Literal Translation
The comely and the delicate one I have cut off, The daughter of Zion.
Jeremiah 6:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee - As the invading armies are fast approaching, the prophet calls on the inhabitants of Jerusalem to sound an alarm, and collect all the people to arm themselves and go against the invaders. They are called the children of Benjamin, because Jerusalem was in the tribe of Benjamin.
Tekoa - Was a city about twelve miles to the south of Jerusalem.
Beth-haccerem - Was the name of a small village situated on an eminence between Jerusalem and Tekoa. On this they were ordered to set up a beacon, or kindle a large fire, which might be seen at a distance, and give the people to understand that an enemy was entering the land.
Out of the north - From Babylon. The Scythians. - Dahler.
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comely and delicate woman. or a woman dwelling at home.
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Daughter Zion is left like a shelter in a vineyard, like a hut in a cucumber field, like a city under siege.
I hear a cry as of a woman in labor, a groan as of one bearing her first child-- the cry of Daughter Zion gasping for breath, stretching out her hands and saying, "Alas! I am fainting; my life is given over to murderers."
Those who once ate delicacies are destitute in the streets. Those brought up in royal purple now lie on ash heaps.
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