Jeremiah 20:16

16 May that man be like the towns the LORD overthrew without pity. May he hear wailing in the morning, a battle cry at noon.

Read Jeremiah 20:16 Using Other Translations

And let that man be as the cities which the LORD overthrew, and repented not: and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide;
Let that man be like the cities that the LORD overthrew without pity; let him hear a cry in the morning and an alarm at noon,
Let him be destroyed like the cities of old that the LORD overthrew without mercy. Terrify him all day long with battle shouts,

What does Jeremiah 20:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 20:16

And let that man be as the cities which the Lord overthrew,
&c.] In his fury, as the Targum and Septuagint add. Meaning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, who were utterly destroyed, and were never recovered: and repented not;
whose sentence God never repented of, nor revoked: this was very severe and uncharitable, to wish for so sore a destruction upon an innocent person; and let him hear the cry in the morning, and the shouting at noontide;
as soon as he is up in the morning, the first thing that salutes his ears, let it be the noise of an enemy invading the city he dwells in; and by noon let him hear the shouting of him, having broke in, and gotten the victory, seizing the plunder.

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