Jeremiah 32:27

27 “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

Jeremiah 32:27 in Other Translations

27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
27 "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?
27 “I am the LORD, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for me?
27 "Stay alert! I am God, the God of everything living. Is there anything I can't do?
27 "Look, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too difficult for Me?

Jeremiah 32:27 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 32:27

Behold, I [am] the Lord, the God of all flesh
Jehovah, the self-existent Being, that gives being to all creatures; and is particularly the God of all men, the Maker and Preserver of them, and that provides for them; who are called "flesh", to denote their weakness and corruption, how unworthy of the divine favour, and how unable to resist his will, or hinder the execution of his purposes: and which is introduced with a "behold", to excite attention, to take notice of what was said; to encourage faith, and remove doubts and difficulties; for if God is Jehovah, the Being of beings; if he is the God and Governor of the world, and all men in it, what is it he cannot do? as follows: is there anything too hard for me?
suggesting, that though the city of Jerusalem should be destroyed, and the inhabitants carried captive, yet he could return them again to their own laud; where they should purchase fields and vineyards, and possess them as heretofore: or, "is there anything hidden from me?" F4 so the Targum and Syriac version; can anything unforeseen arise to hinder the fulfilment of promises and prophecies? nothing can; since all things are in one view before the Lord continually; or, "is there anything too wonderful for me?" F5 that which is too wonderful for men, beyond their comprehension, and so their faith; yet it is not so with God.


F4 (rbd lk alpy ynmmh) "celabitur, [vel] occultabitur", Vatablus; "an mihi occultari possit ultra res", Junius & Tremellius.
F5 "Num prae me mirabile erit ullum verbum", Schmidt; "nunquid a me mirificabitur omne verbum", Montanus.

Jeremiah 32:27 In-Context

25 And though the city will be given into the hands of the Babylonians, you, Sovereign LORD, say to me, ‘Buy the field with silver and have the transaction witnessed.’ ”
26 Then the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah:
27 “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?
28 Therefore this is what the LORD says: I am about to give this city into the hands of the Babylonians and to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, who will capture it.
29 The Babylonians who are attacking this city will come in and set it on fire; they will burn it down, along with the houses where the people aroused my anger by burning incense on the roofs to Baal and by pouring out drink offerings to other gods.

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Cross References 2

  • 1. S Numbers 16:22
  • 2. S Genesis 18:14; S 2 Kings 3:18
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