Jeremiah 5:10-18*

A. 10 Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end:

B. take away her battlements; for they are not the LORD’S.

C. 11 For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the LORD. (12) They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us; neither shall we see sword nor famine: (13) And the prophets shall become wind, and the word is not in them: thus shall it be done unto them.

D.1 4 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

C’. 15 Lo, I will bring a nation upon you from far, O house of Israel, saith the LORD: it is a mighty nation, it is an ancient nation, a nation whose language thou knowest not, neither understandest what they say. 16 Their quiver is as an open sepulchre, they are all mighty men. 17 And they shall eat up thine harvest, and thy bread, which thy sons and thy daughters should eat: they shall eat up thy flocks and thine herds: they shall eat up thy vines and thy fig trees:

B’. they shall impoverish thy fenced cities, wherein thou trustedst, with the sword.

A’. 18 Nevertheless in those days, saith the LORD, I will not make a full end with you.


One thought on “Jeremiah 5:10-18*”

  1. Lundbom’s more literal translation of verses 15-17 is

    Look! I will bring upon you
    a nation from afar, house of Israel …
    a nation well established it is
    a nation from antiquity it is
    a nation whose language you do not know
    and what it says you will not understand.

    a. It shall consume your harvest and your food
    b. they shall consume your sons and your daughters
    b’. it shall consume your flocks and your herds
    a’. It shall consume your vines and your fig trees
    It will beat down your fortified cities-
    in which you trust- by the sword.

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