2 I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely [1] and delicate woman.

Other Translations of Jeremiah 6:2

New International Version

2 I will destroy Daughter Zion, so beautiful and delicate.

English Standard Version

2 The lovely and delicately bred I will destroy, the daughter of Zion.Or I have likened the daughter of Zion to the loveliest pasture

The Message

2 I have likened my dear daughter Zion to a lovely meadow.

New King James Version

2 I have likened the daughter of Zion To a lovely and delicate woman.

New Living Translation

2 O Jerusalem, you are my beautiful and delicate daughter- but I will destroy you!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 6:2

Commentary on Jeremiah 6:1-8

(Read Jeremiah 6:1-8)

Whatever methods are used, it is vain to contend with God's judgments. The more we indulge in the pleasures of this life, the more we unfit ourselves for the troubles of this life. The Chaldean army shall break in upon the land of Judah, and in a little time devour all. The day is coming, when those careless and secure in sinful ways will be visited. It is folly to trifle when we have eternal salvation to work out, and the enemies of that salvation to fight against. But they were thus eager, not that they might fulfil God's counsels, but that they might fill their own treasures; yet God thereby served his own purposes. The corrupt heart of man, in its natural state, casts out evil thoughts, just as a fountain casts out her waters. It is always flowing, yet always full. The God of mercy is loth to depart even from a provoking people, and is earnest with them, that by repentance and reformation, they may prevent things from coming to extremity.