Jeremiah 1:14

14 Then the Lord said to me: Out of the north disaster shall break out on all the inhabitants of the land.

Jeremiah 1:14 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 1:14

Then the Lord said unto me
Explaining the above vision: out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of
the land;
that is, out of Babylon, which lay north, as Jarchi says, and so the Talmud F20; or north east, as Kimchi and Ben Melech, to the land of Israel; from hence came Nebuchadnezzar and his army, which are meant by "the evil" that should break forth, or "be opened" F21 and loosed, which before were bound and hindered by the providence of God; see ( Revelation 9:14 ) and come upon all the inhabitants of the land of Israel; and who are signified by the boiling pot to the north; or, however, by the fire under it, which came from thence; for rather by the pot is meant Jerusalem; and, by the boiling of it, its destruction by the Chaldeans; see ( Ezekiel 11:3 Ezekiel 11:7 ) ( 24:3 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F20 T. Bab. Gittin, fol. 6. 1. and Bava Bathra, fol. 25. 2.
F21 (xtpt) "aperietur", Munster, Tigurine version, Cocceius; "pandetur", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus.

Jeremiah 1:14 In-Context

12 Then the Lord said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it."
13 The word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, "What do you see?" And I said, "I see a boiling pot, tilted away from the north."
14 Then the Lord said to me: Out of the north disaster shall break out on all the inhabitants of the land.
15 For now I am calling all the tribes of the kingdoms of the north, says the Lord; and they shall come and all of them shall set their thrones at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, against all its surrounding walls and against all the cities of Judah.
16 And I will utter my judgments against them, for all their wickedness in forsaking me; they have made offerings to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands.