Jeremiah 17:15

15 They keep saying to me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it now be fulfilled!”

Jeremiah 17:15 in Other Translations

15 Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the LORD? let it come now.
15 Behold, they say to me, "Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come!"
15 People scoff at me and say, “What is this ‘message from the LORD ’ you talk about? Why don’t your predictions come true?”
15 Listen to how they talk about me: "So where's this 'Word of God'? We'd like to see something happen!"
15 Hear how they keep challenging me, "Where is the word of the Lord? Let it come!"

Jeremiah 17:15 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 17:15

Behold, they say unto me
Or, "they are saying unto me" {y}, continually; these were their daily flouts and jeers:

Where [is] the word of the Lord?
that thou hast so often talked of? thou hast for a long time threatened us with a siege, and famine, pestilence, and the sword, and captivity, but none of these come to pass; where is the accomplishment of them? thou hast pretended to have the word of the Lord for all this; but where is it, or the fulfilment of it? so the Targum,

``where is that which thou hast prophesied in the name of the Lord?''

the judgments, as punishments for sin, he prophesied of. This has been always usual in all ages, that when God's judgments threatened have not been immediately executed, scoffers and mockers have rose up, suggesting they would never come; see ( Malachi 2:17 ) ( 2 Peter 3:3 2 Peter 3:4 ) ;

let it come now;
immediately, or we shall not believe it ever will; a very impudent, daring, and wicked expression: this is like that in ( Isaiah 5:19 ) . The Targum is,

``let it now be confirmed;''

or fulfilled; declaring as their impiety, so their infidelity; not believing it ever would be fulfilled.


F25 (yla Myrma hmh hnh) "ecce illi sunt dicentes ad me", Schmidt.

Jeremiah 17:15 In-Context

13 LORD, you are the hope of Israel; all who forsake you will be put to shame. Those who turn away from you will be written in the dust because they have forsaken the LORD, the spring of living water.
14 Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
15 They keep saying to me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it now be fulfilled!”
16 I have not run away from being your shepherd; you know I have not desired the day of despair. What passes my lips is open before you.
17 Do not be a terror to me; you are my refuge in the day of disaster.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Isaiah 5:19; 2 Peter 3:4