Jeremiah 4:8

8 So put on sackcloth, lament and wail, for the fierce anger of the LORDhas not turned away from us.

Read Jeremiah 4:8 Using Other Translations

For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl: for the fierce anger of the LORD is not turned back from us.
For this put on sackcloth, lament and wail, for the fierce anger of the LORD has not turned back from us."
So put on clothes of mourning and weep with broken hearts, for the fierce anger of the LORD is still upon us.

What does Jeremiah 4:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 4:8

For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and howl
That is, because of this destruction threatened, which was so near at hand, and so sure and certain: for the fierce anger of the Lord is not turned back from us.
The Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions, render it "from you" and some render it "from it" F21; from his purpose and design to destroy the Jews. Jarchi interprets this of Josiah, and his times, who, though he turned to the Lord with all his heart, yet the Lord turned not from the fierceness of his wrath and anger against Judah, ( 2 Kings 23:25 2 Kings 23:26 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F21 (wnmm) "ab illo", i.e. "ab illo proposito", Cocceius; "ab eo", Montanus.
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