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Jeremiah 4:23–26

23 eI beheld the earth, and indeed it was fwithout form, and void;

And the heavens, they had no light.

24 gI 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 hall the birds of the heavens had fled.

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

And all its cities were broken down

At the presence of the Lord,

By His 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 — English Standard Version (ESV)

23 I looked on the earth, and behold, it was without form 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 air had fled.

26 I looked, and behold, 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 — 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 — 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 1901)

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 (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.