Jeremiah 12:17

17 But if any nation will not listen, then I will completely uproot it and destroy it, says the Lord.

Jeremiah 12:17 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 12:17

But if they will not obey
Or "hear" F11; the word of the Lord, and hearken to the ministers of the Gospel, and be subject to the ordinances of it; or as the Targum,

``will not receive instruction:''
I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the Lord:
root it up from being a nation, strip it of all its privileges and enjoyments, and destroy it with an everlasting destruction; see ( Zechariah 14:16-18 ) .
FOOTNOTES:

F11 (wemvy) "audierint", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus; "audient", Cocceius.

Jeremiah 12:17 In-Context

15 And after I have plucked them up, I will again have compassion on them, and I will bring them again to their heritage and to their land, everyone of them.
16 And then, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, "As the Lord lives," as they taught my people to swear by Baal, then they shall be built up in the midst of my people.
17 But if any nation will not listen, then I will completely uproot it and destroy it, says the Lord.