Jeremiah 25:37

37 1and the peaceful folds are devastated 2because of the fierce anger of the LORD.

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 No refuge will remain for the shepherds, nor escape for the lords of the flock.
36 A voice--the cry of the shepherds, and the wail of the lords of the flock! For the LORD is laying waste their pasture,
37 and the peaceful folds are devastated because of the fierce anger of the LORD.
38 Like a lion he has left his lair, for their land has become a waste because of the sword of the oppressor, and because of his fierce anger."

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Isaiah 32:18]
  • 2. See Jeremiah 12:13
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