Jeremiah 8:15

15 We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there is only terror.

Read Jeremiah 8:15 Using Other Translations

We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!
We looked for peace, but no good came; for a time of healing, but behold, terror.
We hoped for peace, but no peace came. We hoped for a time of healing, but found only terror.’

What does Jeremiah 8:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 8:15

We looked for peace
Outward prosperity, affluence of temporal blessings, peace with enemies, and safety from them, which the false prophets had given them reason to expect; or which last they concluded and hoped for, from their being in the defenced cities: but no good came;
they were disappointed in their expectation; the good that was promised them, and they looked for, never came, but all the reverse: and for a time of health;
or, of healing F12; the political wounds of the commonwealth of Israel: and behold trouble!
or "terror" F13; at the approach of the enemy, described in the following verses. The Targum is,

``a time of pardon of offences, and, lo, a punishment of sins.''
Healing, in Scripture, signifies pardon of sin; see ( Psalms 41:4 ) ( 103:3 ) .

F12 (hprm) "medelae, [vel] sanationis", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus, Schmidt.
F13 (hteb) "terror", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Schmdit.
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