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Jeremiah 21:12 ASV
O house of David, thus saith Jehovah, Execute justice in the morning, and deliver him that is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn so that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
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Jeremiah 21:12 BBE
O family of David, this is what the Lord has said: Do what is right in the morning, and make free from the hands of the cruel one him whose goods have been violently taken away, or my wrath will go out like fire, burning so that no one may put it out, because of the evil of your doings.
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Jeremiah 21:12 CEB
House of David! The LORD proclaims: Begin each morning by administering justice, rescue those who have been robbed from their oppressor, or else my anger will spread like a wildfire, with no one to put it out, because of your evil deeds.
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Jeremiah 21:12 CJB
house of David, this is what ADONAI says: "Judge fairly every morning, rescue the wronged from their oppressors; or my fury will lash out like fire, burning so hot that no one can quench it, because of how evil your actions are."
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Jeremiah 21:12 RHE
O house of David, thus saith the Lord: Judge ye judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is oppressed by violence out of the hand of the oppressor: lest my indignation go forth like a fire, and be kindled, and there be none to quench it, because of the evil of your ways.
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Jeremiah 21:12 ESV
O house of David! Thus says the LORD: "'Execute justice in the morning, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed, lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn with none to quench it, because of your evil deeds.'"
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Jeremiah 21:12 GW
descendants of David. This is what the LORD says: Judge fairly every morning. Rescue those who have been robbed from those who oppress them. Otherwise, my fury will break out and burn like fire. No one will be able to put it out because of the evil things you have done.
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Jeremiah 21:12 HNV
House of David, thus says the LORD, Execute justice in the morning, and deliver him who is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn so that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
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Jeremiah 21:12 CSB
House of David, this is what the Lord says: Administer justice every morning, and rescue the victim of robbery from the hand of his oppressor, or My anger will flare up like fire and burn unquenchably because of their evil deeds.
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Jeremiah 21:12 KJV
O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor , lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
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Jeremiah 21:12 LEB
O house of David, thus says Yahweh, "Execute judgment in the morning, justice, and deliver [the] one who has been seized from [the] hand of [the] oppressor, lest my wrath goes forth like the fire and it burns, and there is no [one who] quenches [it] because of the evil of your deeds.
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Jeremiah 21:12 NAS
O house of David, thus says the LORD : "Administer justice every morning; And deliver the person who has been robbed from the power of his oppressor, That My wrath may not go forth like fire And burn with none to extinguish it, Because of the evil of their deeds.
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Jeremiah 21:12 NCV
Family of David, this is what the Lord says: You must judge people fairly every morning. Save the person who has been robbed from the power of his attacker. If you don't, I will become very angry. My anger will be like a fire that no one can put out, because you have done evil things.
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Jeremiah 21:12 NIRV
The LORD says to you who belong to David's royal house, " ' "Every morning do what is right and fair. Save those who have been robbed. Set them free from the people who have treated them badly. If you do not, my anger will blaze out against you. It will burn like fire because of the evil things you have done. No one will be able to put it out.
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Jeremiah 21:12 NIV
O house of David, this is what the LORD says: " 'Administer justice every morning; rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire because of the evil you have done-- burn with no one to quench it.
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Jeremiah 21:12 NKJV
O house of David! Thus says the Lord: "Execute judgment in the morning; And deliver him who is plundered Out of the hand of the oppressor, Lest My fury go forth like fire And burn so that no one can quench it, Because of the evil of your doings.
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Jeremiah 21:12 NLT
This is what the LORD says to the dynasty of David: Give justice to the people you judge! Help those who have been robbed; rescue them from their oppressors. Do what is right, or my anger will burn like an unquenchable fire because of all your sins.
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Jeremiah 21:12 NRS
O house of David! Thus says the Lord: Execute justice in the morning, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor anyone who has been robbed, or else my wrath will go forth like fire, and burn, with no one to quench it, because of your evil doings.
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Jeremiah 21:12 RSV
O house of David! Thus says the LORD: "'Execute justice in the morning, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed, lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn with none to quench it, because of your evil doings.'"
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Jeremiah 21:12 DBY
House of David, thus saith Jehovah: Judge with justice in the morning, and deliver him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go forth like fire and burn, and there be none to quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
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Jeremiah 21:12 MSG
House of David, listen - God's Message to you: 'Start each day by dealing with justice. Rescue victims from their exploiters. Prevent fire - the fire of my anger - for once it starts, it can't be put out. Your evil regime is fuel for my anger.
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Jeremiah 21:12 WBT
O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver [him that is] made desolate out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench [it], because of the evil of your doings.
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Jeremiah 21:12 TMB
O house of David. Thus saith the LORD: "`Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is despoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest My fury go out like fire and burn, that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
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Jeremiah 21:12 TNIV
This is what the LORD says to you, house of David: " 'Administer justice every morning; rescue from the hands of their oppressors those who have been robbed, or my wrath will break out and burn like fire because of the evil you have done-- burn with no one to quench it.
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Jeremiah 21:12 WEB
House of David, thus says Yahweh, Execute justice in the morning, and deliver him who is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn so that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
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Jeremiah 21:12 WYC
The Lord saith these things, Deem ye early doom, and deliver ye him that is oppressed by violence from the hand of the false challenger; lest peradventure mine indignation go out as fire, and be kindled, and none be that quench, for the malice of your studies. (The Lord saith these things, Early judge ye judgement, and rescue ye him who is oppressed with violence from the hand of the oppressor; lest perhaps my indignation go out like a fire, and be kindled, and there is no one who can quench it, for the malice of your deeds.)
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Jeremiah 21:12 YLT
O house of David, thus said Jehovah: Decide ye judgment at morning, And deliver the plundered from the hand of the oppressor, Lest My fury go forth as fire, And hath burned, and none is quenching, Because of the evil of your doings.
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Jeremiah 21 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 21

The only way of deliverance is to be surrendering to the Babylonians. (1-10) The wickedness of the king and his household. (11-14)

Verses 1-10 When the siege had begun, Zedekiah sent to ask of Jeremiah respecting the event. In times of distress and danger, men often seek those to counsel and pray for them, whom, at other times, they despise and oppose; but they only seek deliverance from punishment. When professors continue in disobedience, presuming upon outward privileges, let them be told that the Lord will prosper his open enemies against them. As the king and his princes would not surrender, the people are exhorted to do so. No sinner on earth is left without a Refuge, who really desires one; but the way of life is humbling, it requires self-denial, and exposes to difficulties.

Verses 11-14 The wickedness of the king and his family was the worse because of their relation to David. They were urged to act with justice, at once, lest the Lord's anger should be unquenchable. If God be for us, who can be against us? But if he be against us, who can do any thing for us?

Jeremiah 21 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

CHAPTER 21

Jeremiah 21:1-14 . ZEDEKIAH CONSULTS JEREMIAH WHAT IS TO BE THE EVENT OF THE WAR: GOD'S ANSWER.

Written probably when, after having repulsed the Egyptians who brought succors to the Jews ( Jeremiah 37:5-8 , 2 Kings 24:7 ), the Chaldees were a second time advancing against Jerusalem, but were not yet closely besieging it ( Jeremiah 21:4 Jeremiah 21:13 ) [ROSENMULLER]. This chapter probably ought to be placed between the thirty-seventh and thirty-eight chapters; since what the "princes," in Jeremiah 38:2 , represent Jeremiah as having said, is exactly what we find in Jeremiah 21:9 . Moreover, the same persons as here ( Jeremiah 21:1 ) are mentioned in Jeremiah 37:3 , 38:1 , namely, Pashur and Zephaniah. What is here more fully related is there simply referred to in the historical narrative. Compare Jeremiah 52:24 , 2 Kings 25:18 [MAURER].

1. Zedekiah--a prince having some reverence for sacred things, for which reason he sends an honorable embassy to Jeremiah; but not having moral courage to obey his better impulses.
Pashur--son of Melchiah, of the fifth order of priests, distinct from Pashur, son of Immer ( Jeremiah 20:1 ), of the sixteenth order ( 1 Chronicles 24:9 1 Chronicles 24:14 ).
Zephaniah--of the twenty-fourth order. They are designated, not by their father, but by their family ( 1 Chronicles 24:18 ).

2. Nebuchadrezzar--the more usual way of spelling the name in Jeremiah than Nebuchadnezzar. From Persiac roots, meaning either "Nebo, the chief of the gods," or, "Nebo, the god of fire." He was son of Nabopolassar, who committed the command of the army against Egypt, at Carchemish, and against Judea, to the Brown prince.
according to all his wondrous works--Zedekiah hopes for God's special interposition, such as was vouchsafed to Hezekiah against Sennacherib ( 2 Kings 19:35 2 Kings 19:36 ).
he--Nebuchadnezzar.
go up from us--rise up from the siege which he sat down to lay ( Jeremiah 37:5 Jeremiah 37:11 , Margin; Numbers 16:24 Numbers 16:27 , 1 Kings 15:19 , Margin).

4. God of Israel--Those "wondrous works" ( Jeremiah 21:2 ) do not belong to you; God is faithful; it is you who forfeit the privileges of the covenant by unfaithfulness. "God will always remain the God of Israel, though He destroy thee and thy people" [CALVIN].
turn back the weapons--I will turn them to a very different use from what you intend them. With them you now fight against the Chaldees "without the walls" (the Jewish defenders being as yet able to sally forth more freely, and defend the fountains outside the walls in the valley under Mount Zion; see Jeremiah 21:13 , Jeremiah 19:6 Jeremiah 19:7 ); but soon ye shall be driven back within the city [MAURER], and "in the midst" of it, I will cause all your arms to be gathered in one place ("I will assemble them," namely, your arms) by the Chaldean conquerors [GROTIUS], who shall slay you with those very arms [MENOCHIUS].

5. The Jews shall have not merely the Chaldees, but Jehovah Himself in wrath at their provocations, fighting against them. Every word enhances the formidable character of God's opposition, "I myself . . . outstretched hand . . . strong arm (no longer as in Exodus 6:6 , and in the case of Sennacherib, in your behalf, but) in anger . . . fury . . . great wrath."

7. the people, and such--rather, explanatory, "the people," namely, "such as are left."
seek their life--content with nothing short of their death; not content with plundering and enslaving them.
smite with . . . sword--This was the fate of Zedekiah's sons and many of the Jewish nobles. Zedekiah himself, though not put to a violent death, died of grief. Compare as to the accurate fulfilment, Jeremiah 34:4 , Ezekiel 12:13 , 2 Kings 25:6 2 Kings 25:7 .

8. "Life," if ye surrender; "death," if ye persist in opposing the Chaldees (compare Deuteronomy 30:19 ). The individuality of Jeremiah's mission from God is shown in that he urges to unconditional surrender; whereas all former prophets had urged the people to oppose their invaders ( Isaiah 7:16 , Isaiah 37:33 Isaiah 37:35 ).

9. ( Jeremiah 38:2 Jeremiah 38:17 Jeremiah 38:18 ).
falleth to--deserts to.
life . . . a prey--proverbial, to make one's escape with life, like a valuable spoil or prey that one carries off; the narrowness of the escape, and the joy felt at it, are included in the idea ( Jeremiah 39:18 ).

10. set . . . face against--determined to punish

12. house of David--the royal family and all in office about the king. He calls them so, because it was the greater disgrace that they had so degenerated from the piety of their forefather, David; and to repress their glorying in their descent from him, as if they were therefore inviolable; but God will not spare them as apostates.
in the morning--alluding to the time of dispensing justice ( Job 24:17 , Psalms 101:8 ); but the sense is mainly proverbial, for "with promptness" ( Psalms 90:14 , 143:8 ). MAURER translates, "every morning."
lest my fury . . . like fire--Already it was kindled, and the decree of God gone forth against the city ( Jeremiah 21:4 Jeremiah 21:5 ), but the king and his house may yet be preserved by repentance and reformation. God urges to righteousness, not as if they can thereby escape punishment wholly, but as the condition of a mitigation of it.

13. inhabitant of the valley, and rock of the plain--Jerusalem personified; situated for the most part on hills, with valleys at the bottom of them, as the valley of Hinnom, &c.; and beyond the valleys and mountains again, a position most fortified by nature, whence the inhabitants fancied themselves beyond the reach of enemies; but since God is "against" them, their position will avail nothing for them. The "valley" between Mount Zion and Moriah is called Tyropoeon. ROBINSON takes, "rock of the plain" as Mount Zion, on which is a level tract of some extent. It is appropriately here referred to, being the site of the royal residence of the "house of David," addressed ( Jeremiah 21:12 ).

14. fruit of your doings--( Proverbs 1:31 , Isaiah 3:10 Isaiah 3:11 ).
forest thereof--namely of your city, taken from Jeremiah 21:13 . "Forest" refers to the dense mass of houses built of cedar, &c. brought from Lebanon ( Jeremiah 22:7 , 52:13 , 2 Kings 25:9 ).