Jeremiah 4:21

21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?

Jeremiah 4:21 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 4:21

How long shall I see the standard
"Ensign" or "banner" displayed; either by the watchmen placed on high hills or towers, who, when they see the enemy approaching, lift up their ensign or banner, and blow with their trumpets, to give the people warning and notice of it, and to call them to battle, and that they might prepare for the same, as Kimchi observes; or else by the Chaldean army, which came with colours flying, trumpets blowing, and set in array for battle, which was very terrible, as an army with banners is, ( Song of Solomon 6:4 Song of Solomon 6:10 ) : and hear the sound of the trumpet?
either of the watchmen giving notice of danger, and summoning to battle, or of the enemy preparing to attack; see ( 1 Corinthians 14:8 ) .

Jeremiah 4:21 In-Context

19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart maketh a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because thou hast heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
20 Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.
21 How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?
22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
23 I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.
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