Jeremiah 17:17

17 Do not terrorize me. You are my refuge on the day of disaster.

Jeremiah 17:17 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 17:17

Be not a terror unto me
By deserting him, and leaving him in the hands of his enemies; or by denying him supports under their reproaches and persecution; or by withdrawing his gracious presence from him, than which nothing is more terrible to a good man; or by withholding the comfortable influences of his Spirit; or by suffering terrors to be injected into him from any quarter; and more is meant than is expressed; namely, that God would be a comforter of him, and bear him up under all his troubles:

thou [art] my hope in the day of evil:
the author and object of his hope; the ground and foundation of it, from whom he hoped for deliverance, when it was a time of distress with him, from outward as well as from inward enemies; he was his hope in a time of outward calamity, and in the hour of death and day of judgment.

Jeremiah 17:17 In-Context

15 People keep asking me, "Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come."
16 I have not run away from being your shepherd, and I have not longed for the day of destruction. You know what came out of my mouth.
17 Do not terrorize me. You are my refuge on the day of disaster.
18 Put my persecutors to shame, but do not let me be put to shame. Terrify them, but do not let me be terrified. Bring the day of disaster on them, and destroy them completely.
19 This is what the LORD said to me: Stand at People's Gate, where the kings of Judah go in and out. Then stand at every gate in Jerusalem.
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