Jeremiah 12:9

Overview - Jeremiah 12
Jeremiah, complaining of the wicked's prosperity, by faith sees their ruin.
God admonishes him of his brethren's treachery against him;
and laments his heritage.
14 He promises to the penitent return from captivity.
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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.
 


Mine
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

come
or, cause them to come.
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