New Living Translation
The ground is parched and cracked for lack of rain. The farmers are deeply troubled; they, too, cover their heads.
King James Bible
Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads.
Darby Bible Translation
Because the ground is chapt, for there hath been no rain on the earth, the ploughmen are ashamed, they cover their heads.
World English Bible
Because of the ground which is cracked, because no rain has been in the land, the plowmen are disappointed, they cover their heads.
Young's Literal Translation
Because the ground hath been broken, For there hath been no rain in the land, Ashamed have been husbandmen, They have covered their head.
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The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
In despair, you will be led into exile with your hands on your heads, for the LORD has rejected the nations you trust. They will not help you at all.
That's why even the spring rains have failed. For you are a brazen prostitute and completely shameless.
Despair, all you farmers! Wail, all you vine growers! Weep, because the wheat and barley--all the crops of the field--are ruined.
LORD, help us! The fire has consumed the wilderness pastures, and flames have burned up all the trees.
Even the wild animals cry out to you because the streams have dried up, and fire has consumed the wilderness pastures.
People staggered from town to town looking for water, but there was never enough. But still you would not return to me," says the LORD.
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