|Overview - Jeremiah 12|
|1||Jeremiah, complaining of the wicked's prosperity, by faith sees their ruin.|
|5||God admonishes him of his brethren's treachery against him;|
|7||and laments his heritage.|
|14||He promises to the penitent return from captivity.|
Jeremiah 12:9 (King James Version)
Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.
- Or rather, as the learned Bochart renders, "Is then my heritage (people) to me as a fierce hyna? Is there a wild beast all around upon her?" i
- e., the land of Canaan. The hyna is a kind of wolf, a little bigger than a mastiff; colour grey, streaked with black: it is of a solitary and savage disposition.
- speckled bird
- or, a bird having talons. the birds.
- 2:15 2 Kings 24:2 ; Ezekiel 16:36 Ezekiel 16:37 ; 23:22-25 Revelation 17:16
- come ye
- 7:33 Isaiah 56:9 ; Ezekiel 39:17-20 ; Revelation 19:17 Revelation 19:18
- or, cause them to come.