Jeremiah 6 CSB

Threatened Siege of Jerusalem

1 Run for cover,a Benjaminites, out of Jerusalem! Sound the ram's horn in Tekoa;b raise a smoke signalc over Beth-haccherem,d for disaster threatens from the north, even great destruction.

References for Jeremiah 6:1

    • a 6:1 - Jr 4:6; Ex 9:19; Isa 10:31
    • b 6:1 - 2 Sm 14:2; 2 Ch 11:6; 20:20
    • c 6:1 - Jdg 20:38,40
    • d 6:1 - Or House of the Vineyard; Neh 3:14
      2 [Though she is] beautiful and delicate, I will destroye Daughter Zion.

      References for Jeremiah 6:2

        • e 6:2 - Or silence
          3 Shepherds and their flocks will come against her; they will pitch [their] tents all around her. Each will pasture his own portion.
          4 Set [them] apart for warf against her; rise up, let's attack at noon. Woe to us, for the day is passing; the evening shadows grow long.

          References for Jeremiah 6:4

            • f 6:4 - Jr 51:27; Mc 3:5
              5 Rise up, let's attack by night. Let us destroy her fortresses."
              6 For this is what the Lord of Hosts says: Cut down the trees; raise a siege ramp against Jerusalem. This city must be punished. There is nothing but oppression within her.
              7 As a well gushes out its water, so she pours forth her evil.g Violence and destructionh resound in her. Sickness and wounds keep coming to My attention.

              References for Jeremiah 6:7

                • g 6:7 - Or well keeps its water fresh, so she keeps her evil fresh
                • h 6:7 - Jr 20:8; Am 3:10; Hab 1:3
                  8 Be warned, Jerusalem, or I will be torn away from you; I will make you a desolation, a land devoid of inhabitant.

                  Wrath on Israel

                  9 This is what the Lord of Hosts says: Glean as thoroughly as a vine the remnant of Israel. Pass your hand once more like a grape gatherer over the branches.

                  References for Jeremiah 6:9

                      10 Who can I speak to and give such a warningi that they will listen? Look, their ear is uncircumcised,jk so they cannot pay attention. See, the word of the Lord has become contemptible to them- they find no pleasure in it.

                      References for Jeremiah 6:10

                        • i 6:10 - Or and bear witness
                        • j 6:10 - unresponsive to God
                        • k 6:10 - Jr 9:26; Lv 26:41; Ezk 44:7,9
                          11 But I am full of the Lord's wrath; I am tired of holding it back. Pour [it] out on the children in the street, on the gang of young men as well. For both husband and wife will be captured, the old with the very old.l

                          References for Jeremiah 6:11

                            • l 6:11 - Lit with fullness of days
                              12 Their houses will be turned over to others, [their] fields and wives as well, for I will stretch out My hand against the residents of the land. [This is] the Lord's declaration.
                              13 For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is gaining profit unjustly.m From prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely.

                              References for Jeremiah 6:13

                                • m 6:13 - Pr 1:19; 15:27; Hab 2:9
                                  14 They have treated My people's brokenness superficially, claiming: Peace, peace, when there is no peace.
                                  15 Were they ashamed when they acted so abhorrently? They weren't at all ashamed. They can no longer feel humiliation. Therefore, they will fall among the fallen. When I punish them, they will collapse,no says the Lord.

                                  References for Jeremiah 6:15

                                    • n 6:15 - Jr 10:15; 49:8; 51:18
                                    • o 6:15 - Jr 8:10-12

                                      Disaster Because of Disobedience

                                      16 This is what the Lord says: Stand by the roadways and look. Ask about the ancient paths: Which is the way to what is good? Then take it and find rest for yourselves. But they protested: We won't!

                                      References for Jeremiah 6:16

                                          17 I appointed watchmen over you [and said:] Listen for the sound of the ram's horn. But they protested: We won't listen!
                                          18 Therefore listen, you nations and you witnesses, learn what [the charge] is against them.
                                          19 Listen, earth! I am about to bring disaster on these people, the fruit of their own plotting, for they have paid no attention to My word. They have rejected My law.
                                          20 What use to Me is frankincense from Sheba or sweet canep from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable; your sacrifices do not please Me.q

                                          References for Jeremiah 6:20

                                            • p 6:20 - Ex 30:23; Isa 43:24; Ezk 27:19
                                            • q 6:20 - Isa 43:23; 66:3; Hs 9:4
                                              21 Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I am going to place stumbling blocks before these people; fathers and sons together will stumble over them;r friends and neighbors will [also] perish.

                                              References for Jeremiah 6:21

                                                • r 6:21 - Jr 31:9; Isa 8:15; Ezk 7:19

                                                  A Cruel Nation from the North

                                                  22 This is what the Lord says: Look, an army is coming from a northern land; a great nation will be awakened from the remote regions of the earth.s

                                                  References for Jeremiah 6:22

                                                    • s 6:22 - Jr 25:32; 31:8; 50:41
                                                      23 They grasp bow and javelin. They are cruel and show no mercy. Their voice roars like the sea,t and they ride on horses, lined up like men in battle formation against you, Daughter Zion.

                                                      References for Jeremiah 6:23

                                                        • t 6:23 - Isa 5:30; 17:12
                                                          24 We have heard about it, and we are discouraged.u Distress has seized us- pain like a woman in labor.vw

                                                          References for Jeremiah 6:24

                                                            • u 6:24 - Lit and our hands fail
                                                            • v 6:24 - Jr 13:21; Isa 13:8; Mc 4:9-10
                                                            • w 6:24 - Jr 50:41-43
                                                              25 Don't go out to the fields; don't walk on the road. For the enemy has a sword; terror is on every side.x

                                                              References for Jeremiah 6:25

                                                                • x 6:25 - Jr 20:3,10; 49:29; Ps 31:13
                                                                  26 My deary people, dress yourselves in sackcloth and roll in the dust.z Mourn [as you would for] an only son,{ a bitter lament, for suddenly the destroyer will come on us.

                                                                  References for Jeremiah 6:26

                                                                    • y 6:26 - Lit Daughter of My
                                                                    • z 6:26 - Jr 25:34; Ezk 27:30; Mc 1:10
                                                                    • { 6:26 - Am 8:10

                                                                      Jeremiah Appointed as an Examiner

                                                                      27 I have appointed you to be an assayer among My people- a refiner|- so you may know and assay their way of life.}

                                                                      References for Jeremiah 6:27

                                                                        • | 6:27 - Text emended; MT reads fortress
                                                                        • } 6:27 - 1 Ch 29:17; Ps 7:9; Pr 17:3
                                                                          28 All are stubborn rebels spreading slander.~ [They are] bronze and iron; all of them are corrupt.

                                                                          References for Jeremiah 6:28

                                                                            • ~ 6:28 - Lv 19:16; Pr 11:13; 20:19
                                                                            •  6:28 - 2 Ch 27:2; Isa 1:4
                                                                              29 The bellows blow, blasting the lead with fire. The refining is completely in vain; the evil ones are not separated out.
                                                                              30 They are called rejected silver, for the Lord has rejected them.€

                                                                              References for Jeremiah 6:30

                                                                                • € 6:30 - Jr 2:37; 7:29; 1 Sm 15:23,26