Jeremiah 8:15

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

Jeremiah 8:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!
ESV
15 We looked for peace, but no good came; for a time of healing, but behold, terror.
NLT
15 We hoped for peace, but no peace came. We hoped for a time of healing, but found only terror.’
MSG
15 We hoped things would turn out for the best, but it didn't happen that way. We were waiting around for healing - and terror showed up!
CSB
15 We hoped for peace, but there was nothing good; for a time of healing, but there was only terror.

Jeremiah 8:15 Meaning and Commentary

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 ) .
FOOTNOTES:

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

Jeremiah 8:15 In-Context

13 “ ‘I will take away their harvest, declares the LORD. There will be no grapes on the vine. There will be no figs on the tree, and their leaves will wither. What I have given them will be taken from them. ’ ”
14 Why are we sitting here? Gather together! Let us flee to the fortified cities and perish there! For the LORD our God has doomed us to perish and given us poisoned water to drink, because we have sinned against him.
15 We hoped for peace but no good has come, for a time of healing but there is only terror.
16 The snorting of the enemy’s horses is heard from Dan; at the neighing of their stallions the whole land trembles. They have come to devour the land and everything in it, the city and all who live there.
17 “See, I will send venomous snakes among you, vipers that cannot be charmed, and they will bite you,” declares the LORD.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S ver 11
  • 2. S Job 19:8; Jeremiah 14:19