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Matthew 2:17–18

17 aThen was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah:

18  b“A voice was heard in Ramah,

weeping and loud lamentation,

Rachel weeping for her children;

she refused to be comforted, because they care no more.”

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Matthew 2:17–18 — The New International Version (NIV)

17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:

18 “A voice is heard in Ramah,

weeping and great mourning,

Rachel weeping for her children

and refusing to be comforted,

because they are no more.”

Matthew 2:17–18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, 18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

Matthew 2:17–18 — New Living Translation (NLT)

17 Herod’s brutal action fulfilled what God had spoken through the prophet Jeremiah:

18 “A cry was heard in Ramah—

weeping and great mourning.

Rachel weeps for her children,

refusing to be comforted,

for they are dead.”

Matthew 2:17–18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:

18 “A voice was heard in Ramah,

Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning,

Rachel weeping for her children,

Refusing to be comforted,

Because they are no more.”

Matthew 2:17–18 — New Century Version (NCV)

17 So what God had said through the prophet Jeremiah came true:

18 “A voice was heard in Ramah

of painful crying and deep sadness:

Rachel crying for her children.

She refused to be comforted,

because her children are dead.”

Matthew 2:17–18 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying,

18 A voice was heard in Ramah,

Weeping and great mourning,

Rachel weeping for her children;

And she would not be comforted, because they are not.

Matthew 2:17–18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremias the prophet, saying, 18 A voice has been heard in Rama, weeping, and great lamentation: Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

Matthew 2:17–18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

17 Then the words spoken through the prophet Jeremiah came true:

18 “A sound was heard in Ramah,

the sound of crying in bitter grief.

Rachel was crying for her children.

She refused to be comforted

because they were dead.”

Matthew 2:17–18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 Then what was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:

18 A voice was heard in Ramah,

weeping, and great mourning,

Rachel weeping for her children;

and she refused to be consoled,

because they were no more.

Matthew 2:17–18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet Jeremiah:

18 “A voice was heard in Ramah,

wailing and loud lamentation,

Rachel weeping for her children;

she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.”

Matthew 2:17–18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

17 Then what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled, saying,

18 “A voice was heard in Ramah,

weeping and great mourning,

Rachel weeping for her children,

and she did not want to be comforted,

because they exist no longer.”

Matthew 2:17–18 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

17 In this way, the words the prophet Jeremiah spoke came true. He had said,

18 “A voice is heard in Ramah.

It’s the sound of crying and deep sadness.

Rachel is crying over her children.

She refuses to be comforted,

because they are gone.”

Matthew 2:17–18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

17 Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled:

18 “A voice was heard in Ramah,

Weeping and great mourning,

Rachel weeping for her children;

And she refused to be comforted,

Because they were no more.”