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Jeremiah 17:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh, but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, [in] a salt land and not inhabited.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For he will be like a bush in the desert And will not see when prosperity comes, But will live in stony wastes in the wilderness, A land of salt without inhabitant.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, [in] a salt land and not inhabited.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but he shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land and not inhabited.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Therefore shall he become as a shrub in the waste plain, Neither shall he perceive, when good cometh,—But shall inhabit, Parched places in a wilderness, A land of salt that cannot be dwelt in.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he hath been as a naked thing in a desert, And doth not see when good cometh, And hath inhabited parched places in a wilderness, A salt land, and not inhabited.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For he shall be like tamaric in the desert, and he shall not see when good shall come: but he shall dwell in dryness in the desert in a salt land, and not inhabited.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For hee shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good commeth, but shall inhabite the parched places in the wildernesse, in a salt land and not inhabited.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he shall be as the wild tamarisk in the desert: he shall not see when good comes; but he shall dwell in barren [places], and in the wilderness, in a salt land which is not inhabited.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, [in] a salt land and not inhabited.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For he shall be x1961
(1961) Complement
הָיָה
hayah
{haw-yaw'}
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
like the heath y6199
[6199] Standard
עַרְעָר
`ar`ar
{ar-awr'}
From H6209; naked, that is, (figuratively) poor.
x6176
(6176) Complement
עֲרוֹעֵר
`arow`er
{ar-o-ayr'}
From H6209 reduplicated; a juniper (from its nudity of situation).
in the desert, 6160
{6160} Prime
עֲרָבָה
`arabah
{ar-aw-baw'}
From H6150 (in the sense of sterility); a desert; especially (with the article prefixed) the (generally) sterile valley of the Jordan and its continuation to the Red Sea.
and shall not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
see 7200
{7200} Prime
רָאָה
ra'ah
{raw-aw'}
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
when x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
good 2896
{2896} Prime
טוֹב
towb
{tobe}
From H2895; good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun, both in the masculine and the feminine, the singular and the plural (good, a good or good thing, a good man or woman; the good, goods or good things, good men or women), also as an adverb (well).
cometh; 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
but shall inhabit 7931
{7931} Prime
שָׁכַן
shakan
{shaw-kan'}
A primitive root (apparently akin (by transmutation) to H7901 through the idea of lodging; compare H5531 and H7925); to reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
the parched places 2788
{2788} Prime
חָרֵר
charer
{khaw-rare'}
From H2787; arid.
in the wilderness, 4057
{4057} Prime
מִדְבָּר
midbar
{mid-bawr'}
From H1696 in the sense of driving; a pasture (that is, open field, whither cattle are driven); by implication a desert; also speech (including its organs).
[in] a salt 4420
{4420} Prime
מְלֵחָה
m@lechah
{mel-ay-khaw'}
From H4414 (in its denominative sense); properly salted (that is, land (H0776 being understood)), that is, a desert.
land 776
{0776} Prime
אֶרֶץ
'erets
{eh'-rets}
From an unused root probably meaning to be firm; the earth (at large, or partitively a land).
and not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
inhabited. 3427
{3427} Prime
יָשַׁב
yashab
{yaw-shab'}
A primitive root; properly to sit down (specifically as judge, in ambush, in quiet); by implication to dwell, to remain; causatively to settle, to marry.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Jeremiah 17:6

_ _ heath — In Psalms 102:17; Isaiah 32:11; Habakkuk 3:9, the Hebrew is translated, “bare,” “naked,” “destitute”; but as the parallel in Jeremiah 17:8 is “tree,” some plant must be meant of which this is the characteristic epithet (Jeremiah 48:6, Margin), “a naked tree.” Robinson translates, “the juniper tree,” found in the Arabah or Great Valley, here called “the desert,” south of the Dead Sea. The “heath” was one of the plants, according to Pliny (13.21; 16.26), excluded from religious uses, because it has neither fruit nor seed, and is neither sown nor planted.

_ _ not see ... good — (Job 20:17).

_ _ salt land — (Deuteronomy 29:23), barren ground.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 17:5-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
like:

Jeremiah 48:6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness.
Job 8:11-13 Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water? ... So [are] the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope shall perish:
Job 15:30-34 He shall not depart out of darkness; the flame shall dry up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away. ... For the congregation of hypocrites [shall be] desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
Psalms 1:4 The ungodly [are] not so: but [are] like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Psalms 92:7 When the wicked spring as the grass, and when all the workers of iniquity do flourish; [it is] that they shall be destroyed for ever:
Psalms 129:6-8 Let them be as the grass [upon] the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up: ... Neither do they which go by say, The blessing of the LORD [be] upon you: we bless you in the name of the LORD.
Isaiah 1:30 For ye shall be as an oak whose leaf fadeth, and as a garden that hath no water.

and shall:

2 Kings 7:2 Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, [if] the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see [it] with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.
2 Kings 7:19-20 And that lord answered the man of God, and said, Now, behold, [if] the LORD should make windows in heaven, might such a thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof. ... And so it fell out unto him: for the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died.
Job 20:17 He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter.

a salt:

Deuteronomy 29:23 [And that] the whole land thereof [is] brimstone, and salt, [and] burning, [that] it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:
Judges 9:45 And Abimelech fought against the city all that day; and he took the city, and slew the people that [was] therein, and beat down the city, and sowed it with salt.
Ezekiel 47:11 But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.
Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore [as] I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, [even] the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.
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Dt 29:23. Jg 9:45. 2K 7:2, 19. Jb 8:11; 15:30; 20:17. Ps 1:4; 92:7; 129:6. Is 1:30. Jr 48:6. Ezk 47:11. Zp 2:9.

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