Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Oh that my head were waters And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people!

King James Version

Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Holman Bible

If my head were water, my eyes a fountain of tears, I would weep day and night over the slain of my dear people.

International Standard Version

"Oh, that my head were a spring of water, and my eyes a fountain of tears, for then I would cry day and night for those of my people who have been killed.

A Conservative Version

Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

American Standard Version

Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Amplified

Oh, that my head were waters and my eyes a reservoir of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Bible in Basic English

If only my head was a stream of waters and my eyes fountains of weeping, so that I might go on weeping day and night for the dead of the daughter of my people!

Darby Translation

Oh that my head were waters, and mine eye a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Oh that my head were waters and my eyes a fountain of tears that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Julia Smith Translation

Who will give my head waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears? and I will weep day and night for the wounded of the daughter of my people.

King James 2000

Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Oh that my head were waters}, and my eyes a fountain of tears, so that I might weep day and night, [for] the slain of the daughter of my people.

Modern King James verseion

Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

O Who will give my head water enough, and a well of tears for mine eyes, that I may weep night and day for the slaughter of my people?

NET Bible

I wish that my head were a well full of water and my eyes were a fountain full of tears! If they were, I could cry day and night for those of my dear people who have been killed.

New Heart English Bible

Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a spring of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people.

The Emphasized Bible

Oh that my head were waters, And mine eyes a fountain of tears, - That I might weep day and night, For the slain of the daughter of my people!

Webster

Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

World English Bible

Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a spring of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people!

Youngs Literal Translation

Who doth make my head waters, And mine eye a fountain of tears? And I weep by day and by night, For the wounded of the daughter of my people.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Oh that
נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

my head
ראשׁ 
Ro'sh 
Usage: 598

and mine eyes
עין 
`ayin 
Usage: 372

מקר מקור 
Maqowr 
Usage: 18

of tears
דּמעה 
Dim`ah 
Usage: 23

בּכה 
Bakah 
Usage: 114

יומם 
Yowmam 
Usage: 53

and night
לילה ליל ליל 
Layil 
Usage: 233

for the slain
חלל 
Chalal 
Usage: 94

of the daughter
בּת 
Bath 
Usage: 587

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Jeremiah 9:1

References

Context Readings

Lament Over Judah

1 Oh that my head were waters And my eyes a fountain of tears, That I might weep day and night For the slain of the daughter of my people! 2 Oh that I had in the desert A wayfarers' lodging place; That I might leave my people And go from them! For all of them are adulterers, An assembly of treacherous men.



Cross References

Jeremiah 13:17

But if you will not listen to it, My soul will sob in secret for such pride; And my eyes will bitterly weep And flow down with tears, Because the flock of the LORD has been taken captive.

Isaiah 22:4

Therefore I say, "Turn your eyes away from me, Let me weep bitterly, Do not try to comfort me concerning the destruction of the daughter of my people."

Jeremiah 6:26

O daughter of my people, put on sackcloth And roll in ashes; Mourn as for an only son, A lamentation most bitter. For suddenly the destroyer Will come upon us.

Jeremiah 8:21-22

For the brokenness of the daughter of my people I am broken; I mourn, dismay has taken hold of me.

Lamentations 2:11

My eyes fail because of tears, My spirit is greatly troubled; My heart is poured out on the earth Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, When little ones and infants faint In the streets of the city.

Psalm 42:3

My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?"

Psalm 119:136

My eyes shed streams of water, Because they do not keep Your law.

Isaiah 16:9

Therefore I will weep bitterly for Jazer, for the vine of Sibmah; I will drench you with my tears, O Heshbon and Elealeh; For the shouting over your summer fruits and your harvest has fallen away.

Jeremiah 4:19

My soul, my soul! I am in anguish! Oh, my heart! My heart is pounding in me; I cannot be silent, Because you have heard, O my soul, The sound of the trumpet, The alarm of war.

Jeremiah 14:17

"You will say this word to them, 'Let my eyes flow down with tears night and day, And let them not cease; For the virgin daughter of my people has been crushed with a mighty blow, With a sorely infected wound.

Lamentations 2:18-19

Their heart cried out to the Lord, "O wall of the daughter of Zion, Let your tears run down like a river day and night; Give yourself no relief, Let your eyes have no rest.

Lamentations 3:48-49

My eyes run down with streams of water Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people.

Ezekiel 21:6-7

"As for you, son of man, groan with breaking heart and bitter grief, groan in their sight.



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