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Jeremiah 4:23–26

23  I looked on the earth, and behold, it was iwithout form and void;

jand to the heavens, and they had no light.

24  I looked on kthe mountains, and behold, they were quaking,

and all the hills moved to and fro.

25  lI looked, and behold, there was no man,

and all the birds of the air had fled.

26  I looked, and behold, the mfruitful land was a desert,

and all its cities were laid in ruins

before the Lord, before nhis fierce anger.

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Jeremiah 4:23–26 — The New International Version (NIV)

23 I looked at the earth,

and it was formless and empty;

and at the heavens,

and their light was gone.

24 I looked at the mountains,

and they were quaking;

all the hills were swaying.

25 I looked, and there were no people;

every bird in the sky had flown away.

26 I looked, and the fruitful land was a desert;

all its towns lay in ruins

before the Lord, before his fierce anger.

Jeremiah 4:23–26 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void;

And the heavens, and they had no light.

24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled,

And all the hills moved lightly.

25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man,

And all the birds of the heavens were fled.

26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness,

And all the cities thereof were broken down

At the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger.

Jeremiah 4:23–26 — New Living Translation (NLT)

23 I looked at the earth, and it was empty and formless.

I looked at the heavens, and there was no light.

24 I looked at the mountains and hills,

and they trembled and shook.

25 I looked, and all the people were gone.

All the birds of the sky had flown away.

26 I looked, and the fertile fields had become a wilderness.

The towns lay in ruins,

crushed by the Lord’s fierce anger.

Jeremiah 4:23–26 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

23 I beheld the earth, and indeed it was without form, and void;

And the heavens, they had no light.

24 I beheld the mountains, and indeed they trembled,

And all the hills moved back and forth.

25 I beheld, and indeed there was no man,

And all the birds of the heavens had fled.

26 I beheld, and indeed the fruitful land was a wilderness,

And all its cities were broken down

At the presence of the Lord,

By His fierce anger.

Jeremiah 4:23–26 — New Century Version (NCV)

23 I looked at the earth,

and it was empty and had no shape.

I looked at the sky,

and its light was gone.

24 I looked at the mountains,

and they were shaking.

All the hills were trembling.

25 I looked, and there were no people.

Every bird in the sky had flown away.

26 I looked, and the good, rich land had become a desert.

All its towns had been destroyed

by the Lord and his great anger.

Jeremiah 4:23–26 — American Standard Version (ASV)

23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was waste and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. 24 I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved to and fro. 25 I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. 26 I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful field was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of Jehovah, and before his fierce anger.

Jeremiah 4:23–26 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

23 I beheld the earth, and lo, it was waste and empty; and the heavens, and they had no light. 24 I beheld the mountains, and lo, they trembled, and all the hills shook violently. 25 I beheld, and lo, man was not, and all the fowl of the heavens were fled. 26 I beheld, and lo, the fruitful land was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down, before Jehovah, before his fierce anger.

Jeremiah 4:23–26 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

23 I see the earth. It’s formless and empty. 

I see the sky. Its lights are gone. 

24 I see the mountains. They are shaking, 

and the hills are swaying. 

25 I see that there are no people, 

and every bird has flown away. 

26 I see that the fertile land has become a desert, 

and all its cities are torn down 

because of the Lord and his burning anger. 

Jeremiah 4:23–26 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

23 I looked at the earth,

and it was formless and empty.

I looked to the heavens,

and their light was gone.

24 I looked at the mountains,

and they were quaking;

all the hills shook.

25 I looked, and no man was left;

all the birds of the sky had fled.

26 I looked, and the fertile field was a wilderness.

All its cities were torn down

because of the Lord

and His burning anger.

Jeremiah 4:23–26 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

23 I looked on the earth, and lo, it was waste and void;

and to the heavens, and they had no light.

24 I looked on the mountains, and lo, they were quaking,

and all the hills moved to and fro.

25 I looked, and lo, there was no one at all,

and all the birds of the air had fled.

26 I looked, and lo, the fruitful land was a desert,

and all its cities were laid in ruins

before the Lord, before his fierce anger.

Jeremiah 4:23–26 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

23 I looked at the earth, and behold, it was wasteland and emptiness,

and to the heavens, and they were without their light.

24 I looked at the mountains, and behold, they were quaking,

and all of the hills were jolted to and fro.

25 I looked and behold, there was no person,

and all of the birds of the sky had fled.

26 I looked and behold, the fruitful land was a desert,

and all of its cities were ruined before Yahweh,

before the face of his burning anger.

Jeremiah 4:23–26 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

23 I looked at the earth.

It didn’t have any shape. And it was empty.

I looked at the sky.

Its light was gone.

24 I looked at the mountains.

They were shaking.

All of the hills were swaying.

25 I looked. And there weren’t any people.

Every bird in the sky had flown away.

26 I looked. And the fruitful land had become a desert.

All of its towns were destroyed.

The Lord had done all of that because of his burning anger.

Jeremiah 4:23–26 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

23 I looked on the earth, and behold, it was formless and void;

And to the heavens, and they had no light.

24 I looked on the mountains, and behold, they were quaking,

And all the hills moved to and fro.

25 I looked, and behold, there was no man,

And all the birds of the heavens had fled.

26 I looked, and behold, the fruitful land was a wilderness,

And all its cities were pulled down

Before the Lord, before His fierce anger.


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