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Jeremiah 6:6–7

For thus has the Lord of hosts said:

“Cut down trees,

And build a mound against Jerusalem.

This is the city to be punished.

She is full of oppression in her midst.

7 fAs a fountain 1wells up with water,

So she wells up with her wickedness.

gViolence and plundering are heard in her.

Before Me continually are 2grief and wounds.

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Jeremiah 6:6–7 — The New International Version (NIV)

This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Cut down the trees

and build siege ramps against Jerusalem.

This city must be punished;

it is filled with oppression.

As a well pours out its water,

so she pours out her wickedness.

Violence and destruction resound in her;

her sickness and wounds are ever before me.

Jeremiah 6:6–7 — English Standard Version (ESV)

For thus says the Lord of hosts:

“Cut down her trees;

cast up a siege mound against Jerusalem.

This is the city that must be punished;

there is nothing but oppression within her.

As a well keeps its water fresh,

so she keeps fresh her evil;

violence and destruction are heard within her;

sickness and wounds are ever before me.

Jeremiah 6:6–7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

For thus hath the Lord of hosts said, Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against Jerusalem: this is the city to be visited; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her. As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds.

Jeremiah 6:6–7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says:

“Cut down the trees for battering rams.

Build siege ramps against the walls of Jerusalem.

This is the city to be punished,

for she is wicked through and through.

She spouts evil like a fountain.

Her streets echo with the sounds of violence and destruction.

I always see her sickness and sores.

Jeremiah 6:6–7 — New Century Version (NCV)

This is what the Lord All-Powerful says:

“Cut down the trees around Jerusalem,

and build an attack ramp to the top of its walls.

This city must be punished.

Inside it is nothing but slavery.

Jerusalem pours out her evil

as a well pours out its water.

The sounds of violence and destruction are heard within her.

I can see the sickness and hurts of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 6:6–7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

For thus hath Jehovah of hosts said, Hew ye down trees, and cast up a mound against Jerusalem: this is the city to be visited; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her. As a well casteth forth its waters, so she casteth forth her wickedness: violence and destruction is heard in her; before me continually is sickness and wounds.

Jeremiah 6:6–7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

For thus hath Jehovah of hosts said: Hew ye down trees, and cast a mound against Jerusalem. She is the city to be visited; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her. As a well poureth forth her waters, so she poureth forth her wickedness: violence and destruction are heard in her; before me continually are grief and wounds.

Jeremiah 6:6–7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

This is what the Lord of Armies says:

Cut down its trees.

Build up dirt mounds to attack Jerusalem.

This city must be punished.

There is nothing but oppression in it.

As a well keeps its water fresh,

so Jerusalem keeps its evil fresh.

Violence and destruction can be heard in it.

I see that it is sick and wounded.

Jeremiah 6:6–7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

For this is what the Lord of Hosts says:

Cut down the trees;

raise a siege ramp against Jerusalem.

This city must be punished.

There is nothing but oppression within her.

As a well gushes out its water,

so she pours out her evil.

Violence and destruction resound in her.

Sickness and wounds keep coming to My attention.

Jeremiah 6:6–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

For thus says the Lord of hosts:

Cut down her trees;

cast up a siege ramp against Jerusalem.

This is the city that must be punished;

there is nothing but oppression within her.

As a well keeps its water fresh,

so she keeps fresh her wickedness;

violence and destruction are heard within her;

sickness and wounds are ever before me.

Jeremiah 6:6–7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

For thus says Yahweh of hosts,

“Cut down trees and heap up a siege ramp against Jerusalem.

This is the city that must be punished,

its oppression is in its midst.

As a water well keeps its water cool,

so she keeps cool her wickedness.

Violence and destruction are heard within her,

sickness and wounds are continually before me.

Jeremiah 6:6–7 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

The Lord who rules over all speaks to the Babylonians. He says,

“Cut some trees down.

Use the wood to build ramps against Jerusalem’s walls.

I must punish that city.

It is filled with people who treat others badly.

Wells keep giving fresh water.

And Jerusalem keeps on sinning.

Its people are always fighting and causing trouble.

When I look at them,

I see nothing but sickness and wounds.

Jeremiah 6:6–7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

For thus says the Lord of hosts,

Cut down her trees

And cast up a siege against Jerusalem.

This is the city to be punished,

In whose midst there is only oppression.

“As a well keeps its waters fresh,

So she keeps fresh her wickedness.

Violence and destruction are heard in her;

Sickness and wounds are ever before Me.