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Jeremiah 11:16 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Jehovah called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair with goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, [and] of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The LORD called your name, “A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and form”; With the noise of a great tumult He has kindled fire on it, And its branches are worthless.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, [and] of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Jehovah had called thy name, A green olive-tree, fair, of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and its branches are broken.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— A green olive-tree, fair with goodly fruit, did Yahweh call thy name,—with the noise of a great tumult, hath he kindled fire upon it, and the branches thereof, shall be broken.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'An olive, green, fair, of goodly fruit,' Hath Jehovah called thy name, At the noise of a great tumult He hath kindled fire against it, And broken have been its thin branches.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The Lord called thy name, a plentiful olive tree, fair, fruitful, and beautiful: at the noise of a word, a great fire was kindled in it, and the branches thereof are burnt.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The LORD called thy name, A greene oliue tree, faire and of goodly fruite: with the noise of a great tumult hee hath kindled fire vpon it, and the branches of it are broken.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The Lord called thy name a fair olive tree, of a goodly shade in appearance, at the noise of its being lopped, fire was kindled against it; great is the affliction [coming] upon thee: her branches are become good for nothing.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Yahweh called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, [and] of goodly fruit: with the noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
called 7121
{7121} Prime
קָרָא
qara'
{kaw-raw'}
A primitive root (rather identical with H7122 through the idea of accosting a person met); to call out to (that is, properly address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
thy name, 8034
{8034} Prime
שֵׁם
shem
{shame}
A primitive word (perhaps rather from H7760 through the idea of definite and conspicuous position; compare H8064); an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character.
A green 7488
{7488} Prime
רַעֲנָן
ra`anan
{rah-an-awn'}
From an unused root meaning to be green; verdant; by analogy new; figuratively prosperous.
olive tree, 2132
{2132} Prime
זַיִת
zayith
{zay'-yith}
Probably from an unused root (akin to H2099); an olive (as yielding illuminating oil), the tree, the branch or the berry.
fair, 3303
{3303} Prime
יָפֶה
yapheh
{yaw-feh'}
From H3302; beautiful (literally of figuratively).
[and] of goodly 8389
{8389} Prime
תֹּאַר
to'ar
{to'-ar}
From H8388; outline, that is, figure or appearance.
fruit: 6529
{6529} Prime
פְּרִי
p@riy
{per-ee'}
From H6509; fruit (literally or figuratively).
with the noise 6963
{6963} Prime
קוֹל
qowl
{kole}
From an unused root meaning to call aloud; a voice or sound.
of a great 1419
{1419} Prime
גָּדוֹל
gadowl
{gaw-dole'}
From H1431; great (in any sense); hence older; also insolent.
tumult 1999
{1999} Prime
הֲמֻלָּה
hamullah
{ham-ool-law'}
Feminine passive participle of an unused root meaning to rush (as rain with a windy roar); a sound.
he hath kindled 3341
{3341} Prime
יָצַת
yatsath
{yaw-tsath'}
A primitive root; to burn or set on fire; figuratively to desolate.
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
fire 784
{0784} Prime
אֵשׁ
'esh
{aysh}
A primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively).
upon x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
it, and the branches 1808
{1808} Prime
דָּלִית
daliyah
{daw-lee-yaw'}
From H1802; something dangling, that is, a bough.
of it are broken. 7489
{7489} Prime
רָעַע
ra`a`
{raw-ah'}
A primitive root; properly to spoil (literally by breaking to pieces); figuratively to make (or be) good for nothing, that is, bad (physically, socially or morally). (associate selves and show self friendly are by mistake for H7462.).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Jeremiah 11:16

_ _ called thy name — made thee.

_ _ olive — (Psalms 52:8; Romans 11:17). The “olive” is chosen to represent the adoption of Judah by the free grace of God, as its oil is the image of richness (compare Psalms 23:5; Psalms 104:15).

_ _ with ... noise of ... tumult — or, “at the noise,” etc., namely, at the tumult of the invading army (Isaiah 13:4) [Maurer]. Or, rather, “with the sound of a mighty voice,” namely, that of God, that is, the thunder; thus there is no confusion of metaphors. The tree stricken with lightning has “fire kindled upon it, and the branches are broken,” at one and the same time [Houbigant].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 11:11-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Jeremiah 11:16

Fair — The Lord fixed thee when he brought thee first into Canaan, in a flourishing condition, like a fair olive — tree, fit to bear goodly fruit. Broken — But thou hast so behaved thyself, that he who planted thee, is about to pluck thee up. God is about to kindle a fire which will burn thee up, and to break thy branches.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Jeremiah 11:16

The LORD called thy name, A green olive tree, fair, [and] of goodly fruit: with the (m) noise of a great tumult he hath kindled fire upon it, and the branches of it are broken.

(m) Of the Babylonians and Chaldeans.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
A green:

Psalms 52:8 But I [am] like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
Romans 11:17-24 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; ... For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural [branches], be graffed into their own olive tree?

with:

Psalms 80:16 [It is] burned with fire, [it is] cut down: they perish at the rebuke of thy countenance.
Isaiah 1:30-31 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water. ... And the strong shall be as tow, and the maker of it as a spark, and they shall both burn together, and none shall quench [them].
Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, [and] set them on fire: for it [is] a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
Ezekiel 15:4-7 Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burned. Is it meet for [any] work? ... And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from [one] fire, and [another] fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD, when I set my face against them.
Ezekiel 20:47-48 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein. ... And all flesh shall see that I the LORD have kindled it: it shall not be quenched.
Matthew 3:10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
John 15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast [them] into the fire, and they are burned.
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Ps 52:8; 80:16. Is 1:30; 27:11. Ezk 15:4; 20:47. Mt 3:10. Jn 15:6. Ro 11:17.

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