JEREMIAH 1:17

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them.”

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Jeremiah 1:17 Translation & Meaning

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Thou וְאַתָּה֙ Thou and thee, or (plural) ye and you Thou
therefore gird up תֶּאְזֹ֣ר To belt therefore gird up
thy loins, מָתְנֶ֔יךָ Properly, the waist or small of the back; only in plural the loins loins
and arise, וְקַמְתָּ֙ To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) arise
and speak וְדִבַּרְתָּ֣ Perhaps properly, to arrange; but used figuratively (of words), to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue speak
unto אֲלֵיהֶ֔ם Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
them אֵ֛ת Properly, self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely) them
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
that אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
I אָנֹכִ֖י I I
command אֲצַוֶּ֑ךָּ (intensively) to constitute, enjoin command
thee: be not אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
dismayed תֵּחַת֙ Properly, to prostrate; hence, to break down, either (literally) by violence, or (figuratively) by confusion and fear dismayed
at their faces, מִפְּנֵיהֶ֔ם The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) faces
lest פֶּֽן Properly, removal; used only (in the construction) adverb as conjunction, lest lest
I confound אֲחִתְּךָ֖ Properly, to prostrate; hence, to break down, either (literally) by violence, or (figuratively) by confusion and fear confound
thee before לִפְנֵיהֶֽם׃ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
them. לִפְנֵיהֶֽם׃ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) them

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  • 15  For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the Lord; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah.

  • 16  And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.

  • 17  Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them.

  • 18  For, behold, I have made thee this day a defenced city, and an iron pillar, and brasen walls against the whole land, against the kings of Judah, against the princes thereof, against the priests thereof, and against the people of the land.

  • 19  And they shall fight against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee; for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee.




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