Jeremiah 6:14

14 They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.

Jeremiah 6:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
ESV
14 They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, 'Peace, peace,' when there is no peace.
NLT
14 They offer superficial treatments for my people’s mortal wound. They give assurances of peace when there is no peace.
MSG
14 My people are broken - shattered! - and they put on band-aids, Saying, 'It's not so bad. You'll be just fine.' But things are not 'just fine'!
CSB
14 They have treated My people's brokenness superficially, claiming: Peace, peace, when there is no peace.

Jeremiah 6:14 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 6:14

They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people
slightly
That is, the false prophets and lying priests, who pretended to be physicians, and to heal the sickly and distempered state of the people; and they did do it, in their way, but not thoroughly; they did not search the wound to the bottom; they drew a skin over it, and made a scar of it, and called it a cure; they made light of the hurt or wound; they healed it, making nothing of it;
or "despising it", as the Septuagint: or they healed it "with reproach", as the Vulgate Latin version; in such a manner, as that it was both a reproach to them, and to the people: or, as the Targum,

``they healed the breach of the congregation of my people with their lying words;''
which are as follow: saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace;
promising them all prosperity, plenty of good things, and a continuance in their own land; when in a short time there would be none of these things, but sudden destruction would come upon them; see ( 1 Thessalonians 5:3 ) .

Jeremiah 6:14 In-Context

12 Their houses will be turned over to others, together with their fields and their wives, when I stretch out my hand against those who live in the land,” declares the LORD.
13 “From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit.
14 They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.
15 Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them,” says the LORD.
16 This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Isaiah 30:10; S Jeremiah 4:10; Jeremiah 8:11; Ezekiel 13:10