Jeremiah 4:12

12 a wind too strong for that comes from me. Now I pronounce my judgments against them.”

Jeremiah 4:12 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
12 Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me: now also will I give sentence against them.
English Standard Version (ESV)
12 a wind too full for this comes for me. Now it is I who speak in judgment upon them."
New Living Translation (NLT)
12 It is a roaring blast sent by me! Now I will pronounce your destruction!”
The Message Bible (MSG)
12 a gale-force wind. I ordered this wind. I'm pronouncing my hurricane judgment on my people." Your Evil Life Is Piercing Your Heart
American Standard Version (ASV)
12 a full wind from these shall come for me: now will I also utter judgments against them.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
12 It will be a stronger wind than that. It will come from me. Now, I will pass sentence on them."
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
12 a wind too strong for this comes at My call. Now I will also pronounce judgments against them."
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
12 It is much too strong for that. The wind is coming from me. I am making my decision against you."

Jeremiah 4:12 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 4:12

Even a full wind from those places shall come unto me
That is, a strong one, very vehement; or, "a wind which is fuller than these", as the Syriac version renders it; which is stronger than those winds which are fit for fanning and winnowing the chaff from the wheat. Jarchi interprets it, a wind full of those punishments which God had threatened, and determined to bring upon this people, and would not turn from, nor repent of: and the phrase "shall come unto me" regards not the prophet, nor the people of the Jews, whom he represented, but the Lord himself; and shows that the wind is at his command, and when he calls, it comes unto him, and obeys his will, ( Psalms 148:8 ) and that all afflictions, judgments, and punishments for sin, are from him: now also will l give sentence against them;
not the prophet, but the Lord, who would now call them to his bar, try their cause, reprove them for their sins, pronounce sentence against them, and execute it. The Targum is,

``because they have wandered after the false prophets, who prophesied to them in a spirit of falsehood; therefore the armies of the people, higher than those, as the wind shall come against them; even now by my word I will bring them, and pronounce the vengeance of my judgments on them.''

Jeremiah 4:12 In-Context

10 Then I said, “Alas, Sovereign LORD! How completely you have deceived this people and Jerusalem by saying, ‘You will have peace,’ when the sword is at our throats!”
11 At that time this people and Jerusalem will be told, “A scorching wind from the barren heights in the desert blows toward my people, but not to winnow or cleanse;
12 a wind too strong for that comes from me. Now I pronounce my judgments against them.”
13 Look! He advances like the clouds, his chariots come like a whirlwind, his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us! We are ruined!
14 Jerusalem, wash the evil from your heart and be saved. How long will you harbor wicked thoughts?

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