Jeremiah 6:18

18 Therefore hear, you nations; you who are witnesses, observe what will happen to them.

Read Jeremiah 6:18 Using Other Translations

Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.
Therefore hear, O nations, and know, O congregation, what will happen to them.
“Therefore, listen to this, all you nations. Take note of my people’s situation.

What does Jeremiah 6:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 6:18

Therefore hear, ye nations
Since the Jews refused to hearken to the word of the Lord, the Gentiles are called upon to hear it, as in ( Acts 13:45 Acts 13:46 ) , this is a rebuke to the Jews, that the Gentiles would hear, when they would not: and know, O congregation;
either of Israel, as the Targum and Kimchi explain it; or of the nations of the world, the multitude of them; or the church of God in the midst of them: what is among them;
among the Jews: either what evil is among them; what sins and transgressions are committed by them; which were the cause of the Lord's threatening them with sore judgments, and bringing them upon them; so Jarchi and Kimchi interpret the words; to which agrees the Targum,

``and let the congregation of Israel know their sins;''
or the punishments the Lord inflicted on them: so the Vulgate Latin version, "and know, O congregation, what I will do unto them"; which sense is confirmed by what follows:
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