Jeremiah 17:17

17 Don't be a terror to me. When I'm in trouble, I go to you for safety.

Jeremiah 17:17 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 17:17

Be not a terror unto me
By deserting him, and leaving him in the hands of his enemies; or by denying him supports under their reproaches and persecution; or by withdrawing his gracious presence from him, than which nothing is more terrible to a good man; or by withholding the comfortable influences of his Spirit; or by suffering terrors to be injected into him from any quarter; and more is meant than is expressed; namely, that God would be a comforter of him, and bear him up under all his troubles:

thou [art] my hope in the day of evil:
the author and object of his hope; the ground and foundation of it, from whom he hoped for deliverance, when it was a time of distress with him, from outward as well as from inward enemies; he was his hope in a time of outward calamity, and in the hour of death and day of judgment.

Jeremiah 17:17 In-Context

15 They keep saying to me, "What has happened to the message the LORD gave you? Let it come true right now!"
16 I haven't run away from being the shepherd of your people. You know I haven't wanted the day of Jerusalem's fall to come. You are aware of every word that comes from my lips.
17 Don't be a terror to me. When I'm in trouble, I go to you for safety.
18 Let those who attack me be put to shame. But keep me from shame. Let them be terrified. But keep me from terror. Bring the day of trouble on them. Destroy them once and for all.
19 The LORD said to me, "Go. Stand at the city gate where the people gather together. That is where the kings of Judah go in and out. Also go to all of the other gates of Jerusalem.
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