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.

Read Jeremiah 6:14 Using Other Translations

They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.
They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, 'Peace, peace,' when there is no peace.
They offer superficial treatments for my people’s mortal wound. They give assurances of peace when there is no peace.

What does Jeremiah 6:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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 ) .
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