Jeremiah 6:14

14 They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, "Peace, peace," when there is no peace.

Jeremiah 6:14 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 6:14

They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people
That is, the false prophets and lying priests, who pretended to be physicians, and to heal the sickly and distempered state of the people; and they did do it, in their way, but not thoroughly; they did not search the wound to the bottom; they drew a skin over it, and made a scar of it, and called it a cure; they made light of the hurt or wound; they healed it, making nothing of it;
or "despising it", as the Septuagint: or they healed it "with reproach", as the Vulgate Latin version; in such a manner, as that it was both a reproach to them, and to the people: or, as the Targum,

``they healed the breach of the congregation of my people with their lying words;''
which are as follow: saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace;
promising them all prosperity, plenty of good things, and a continuance in their own land; when in a short time there would be none of these things, but sudden destruction would come upon them; see ( 1 Thessalonians 5:3 ) .

Jeremiah 6:14 In-Context

12 Their houses shall be turned over to others, their fields and wives together; for I will stretch out my hand against the inhabitants of the land, says the Lord.
13 For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely.
14 They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, "Peace, peace," when there is no peace.
15 They acted shamefully, they committed abomination; yet they were not ashamed, they did not know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; at the time that I punish them, they shall be overthrown, says the Lord.
16 Thus says the Lord: Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way lies; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, "We will not walk in it."