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Jeremiah 6:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And I set watchmen over you, [saying], Hearken to the sound of the trumpet; but they said, We will not hearken.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Also I set watchmen over you, [saying], Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “And I set watchmen over you, [saying], ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Also I set watchmen over you, [saying], Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Also I have set watchmen over you:—Hearken ye to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Therefore will I raise up over you, watchmen, Give ye heed to the sound of a horn,—But they said, We will not give heed!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And I have raised up for you watchmen, Attend ye to the voice of the trumpet. And they say, 'We do not attend.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And I appointed watchmen over you, saying: Hearken ye to the sound of the trumpet. And they said: We will not hearken.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Also I set watchmen ouer you, [saying], Hearken to the sound of the trumpet: but they said, We wil not hearken.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I have set watchmen over you, [saying], Hear ye the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hear [it].
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Also I set watchmen over you, [saying], Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Also I set 6965
{6965} Prime
קוּם
quwm
{koom}
A primitive root; to rise (in various applications, literally, figuratively, intensively and causatively).
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
watchmen 6822
{6822} Prime
צָפָה
tsaphah
{tsaw-faw'}
A primitive root; properly to lean forward, that is, to peer into the distance; by implication to observe, await.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
over 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.
you, [saying], Hearken 7181
{7181} Prime
קָשַׁב
qashab
{kaw-shab'}
A primitive root; to prick up the ears, that is, hearken.
z8685
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
to the sound 6963
{6963} Prime
קוֹל
qowl
{kole}
From an unused root meaning to call aloud; a voice or sound.
of the trumpet. 7782
{7782} Prime
שׁוֹפָר
showphar
{sho-far'}
From H8231 in the original sense of incising; a cornet (as giving a clear sound) or curved horn.
But they said, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
We will 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.
hearken. 7181
{7181} Prime
קָשַׁב
qashab
{kaw-shab'}
A primitive root; to prick up the ears, that is, hearken.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Jeremiah 6:17

_ _ watchmen — prophets, whose duty it was to announce impending calamities, so as to lead the people to repentance (Isaiah 21:11; Isaiah 58:1; Ezekiel 3:17; Habakkuk 2:1).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 6:9-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Jeremiah 6:17

Trumpet — The voice of his prophet, intimating his loud crying upon the account of eminent danger.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Jeremiah 6:17

Also I set (p) watchmen over you, [saying], Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.

(p) Prophets who would warn you of the dangers that were at hand.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
I:

Jeremiah 25:4 And the LORD hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending [them]; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear.
Isaiah 21:11 The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
Isaiah 56:10 His watchmen [are] blind: they are all ignorant, they [are] all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
Ezekiel 3:17-21 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. ... Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous [man], that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also thou hast delivered thy soul.
Ezekiel 33:2-9 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: ... Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Habakkuk 2:1 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.
Acts 20:27-31 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. ... Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that [is] unprofitable for you.

Hearken:

Isaiah 58:1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Hosea 8:1 [Set] the trumpet to thy mouth. [He shall come] as an eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.
Amos 3:6-8 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done [it]? ... The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?

We:

Zechariah 7:11 But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.
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Is 21:11; 56:10; 58:1. Jr 25:4. Ezk 3:17; 33:2. Ho 8:1. Am 3:6. Hab 2:1. Zc 7:11. Ac 20:27. He 13:17.

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