He has bent His bow like an enemy; His right hand is positioned. Like a foe He has killed all who were pleasing to the eye; He has poured out His wrath like fire on the tent of the Daughter of Zion.
Cross ReferencesJob 6:4
For the arrows of the Almighty have pierced me; my spirit drinks in their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.
His archers surround me. He pierces my kidneys without mercy and spills my gall on the ground.
The wicked have drawn the sword and bent the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright.
So He poured out on them His furious anger and the fierceness of battle. It enveloped them in flames, but they did not understand; it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.
Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: Behold, My anger, My fury, will be poured out on this place, on man and beast, on the trees of the field and the produce of the land, and it will burn and not be extinguished.
My tent is destroyed, and all its ropes are snapped. My sons have departed from me and are no more. I have no one left to pitch my tent or set up my curtains.
All your lovers have forgotten you; they no longer seek you, for I have struck you as an enemy would, with the discipline of someone cruel, because of your great iniquity and numerous sins.
He bent His bow and set me as the target for His arrow.
He pierced my kidneys with His arrows.
With a strong hand, an outstretched arm, and outpoured wrath I will bring you from the peoples and gather you from the lands to which you were scattered.
And you, son of man, know that on the day I take away their stronghold, their pride and joy--the desire of their eyes, on which they set their minds--and their sons and daughters as well,
So I poured out My wrath upon them because of the blood they had shed on the land, and because they had defiled it with their idols.
Chapter Outline1. Jeremiah laments the misery of Jerusalem
20. He complains thereof to God
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Lamentations 3:3, 12, 13
that were pleasant to the eye.
2 Chronicles 34:21, 25
Jeremiah 21:5, 12
Nahum 1:2, 6
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