Jeremiah 49:36

36 And I will bring upon 1Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven. And I will scatter them to all those winds, and there shall be no nation to which those driven out of 2Elam shall not come.

Jeremiah 49:36 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 49:36

And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four
quarters of heaven
The Targum interprets it the four kingdoms; see ( Daniel 7:2 ) . Some think this had its accomplishment in the times of Alexander; or else after his death, in the times of his four successors; but rather in the times of Nebuchadnezzar, who should bring with him, in his army, people that dwelt in the several parts of the world, comparable to the winds for their swiftness and strength; whose blast would be so great as to drive the Elamites to every part of the world, as every light thing is by the wind: and will scatter them towards all those winds;
those four winds, east, west, north, and south: and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not
come;
those that are driven out of it, forced to flee from it, or are taken captive, should come into the several nations of the world; so that there would not be any in which an Elamite was not.

Jeremiah 49:36 In-Context

34 The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah.
35 Thus says the LORD of hosts: "Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the mainstay of their might.
36 And I will bring upon Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven. And I will scatter them to all those winds, and there shall be no nation to which those driven out of Elam shall not come.
37 I will terrify Elam before their enemies and before those who seek their life. I will bring disaster upon them, my fierce anger, declares the LORD. I will send the sword after them, until I have consumed them,
38 and I will set my throne in Elam and destroy their king and officials, declares the LORD.

Cross References 2

  • 1. [See ver. 34 above]
  • 2. [See ver. 34 above]