Jeremiah 25:37

37 Peaceful grazing land will become lifeless because of the Lord's burning anger.[a]

Jeremiah 25:37 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 25:37

And the peaceable habitations are cut down
Or, "their peaceable ones", as the Targum; the palaces and stately dwellings, in which they lived in great pomp and prosperity, in great peace, plenty, and safety, are destroyed by the enemy, and laid waste, and become desolate; yea, even those that lived peaceably and quietly, and neither were disturbed themselves, nor disturbed others, yet, as is usual in times of war, share the same fate with their neighbours, who have been more troublesome and molesting: because of the fierce anger of the Lord;
or "from before [it], from the face [of it]"; shall be destroyed by it, that being displayed; and using enemies as instruments in the destruction of them. Sin is the cause of God's wrath and fierce anger, and his wrath and anger the cause of the destruction of men and their habitations, Whoever are the instruments.

Jeremiah 25:37 In-Context

35 Flight will be impossible for the shepherds, and escape, for the leaders of the flock.
36 [Hear] the sound of the shepherds' cry, the wail of the leaders of the flock, for the Lord is destroying their pasture.
37 Peaceful grazing land will become lifeless because of the Lord's burning anger.
38 He has left His den like a lion, for their land has become a desolation because of the sword of the oppressor, because of His burning anger.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Nm 32:14; 2 Ch 28:11; Zph 2:2
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