Jeremiah 17:15
New International Version
They keep saying to me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it now be fulfilled!”

New Living Translation
People scoff at me and say, “What is this ‘message from the LORD’ you talk about? Why don’t your predictions come true?”

English Standard Version
Behold, they say to me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come!”

Berean Study Bible
Behold, they keep saying to me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come now!”

King James Bible
Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the LORD? let it come now.

New King James Version
Indeed they say to me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come now!”

New American Standard Bible
Look, they keep saying to me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come now!”

NASB 1995
Look, they keep saying to me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come now!”

NASB 1977
Look, they keep saying to me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come now!”

Amplified Bible
Behold, they keep saying to me, “Where is the word of the LORD [that is, the disaster that you prophesied]? Let it come now!”

Christian Standard Bible
Hear how they keep challenging me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come! ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hear how they keep challenging me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come!”

American Standard Version
Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of Jehovah? let it come now.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, those say to me, where is the word of LORD JEHOVAH? Let it come now!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Behold, they say to me, Where is the word of the Lord? let it come.

Contemporary English Version
The people of Judah say to me, "Jeremiah, you claimed to tell us what the LORD has said. So why hasn't it come true?"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold they say to me: Where is the word of the Lord? let it come.

English Revised Version
Behold, they say unto me, Where is the word of the LORD? let it come now.

Good News Translation
The people say to me, "Where are those threats the LORD made against us? Let him carry them out now!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People keep asking me, "Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come."

International Standard Version
Look, they're saying to me, "Where is the message from the LORD? Let it come about!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, they say unto me: 'Where is the word of the LORD? let it come now.'

Literal Standard Version
Behold, they are saying to me: “Where [is] the word of YHWH? Pray, let it come.”

NET Bible
Listen to what they are saying to me. They are saying, "Where are the things the LORD threatens us with? Come on! Let's see them happen!"

New Heart English Bible
Look, they tell me, 'Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come now.'

World English Bible
Behold, they tell me, Where is the word of Yahweh? let it come now.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, they are saying unto me: 'Where is the word of Jehovah? pray, let it come.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Prayer for Deliverance
14Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved, for You are my praise. 15Behold, they keep saying to me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it come now!” 16But I have not run away from being Your shepherd; I have not desired the day of despair. You know that the utterance of my lips was spoken in Your presence.…

Cross References
2 Peter 3:4
"Where is the promise of His coming?" they will ask. "Ever since our fathers fell asleep, everything continues as it has from the beginning of creation."

Isaiah 5:19
to those who say, "Let Him hurry and hasten His work so that we may see it! Let the plan of the Holy One of Israel come so that we may know it!"

Malachi 2:17
You have wearied the LORD with your words; yet you ask, "How have we wearied Him?" By saying, "All who do evil are good in the sight of the LORD, and in them He delights," or, "Where is the God of justice?"


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, they say to me, Where is the word of the LORD? let it come now.

Jeremiah 20:7,8
O LORD, thou hast deceived me, and I was deceived: thou art stronger than I, and hast prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one mocketh me…

Isaiah 5:19
That say, Let him make speed, and hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

Ezekiel 12:22,27,28
Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth? …









(15) Behold, they say unto me.--The speakers are not named or defined, but they are clearly the mockers who questioned Jeremiah's prophetic character, on the ground (comp. Deuteronomy 18:22) that his threats had received no fulfilment. Presumably, therefore, the words were written before the death of Jehoiakim and the capture of Jerusalem.

Let it come now.--The last word is the usual formula of request, and implies a mocking tone in the speakers: "Let it come, if you please."

Verse 15. - The occasion of this prayer is the hostility of his neighbors, and their mocking question, Where is the word of the Lord? The prophecy seems to be floating as it were in mid-air, unable to alight (Isaiah 9:8) and fulfill itself, so that Jeremiah could be plausibly treated as a false prophet (Deuteronomy 18:22). Hence, as Keil remarks, the discourse of which this forms the conclusion must have been spoken before the first Babylonian invasion of Judah.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Behold,
הִנֵּה־ (hin·nêh-)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

they
הֵ֕מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

keep saying
אֹמְרִ֖ים (’ō·mə·rîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to me,
אֵלָ֑י (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

“Where
אַיֵּ֥ה (’ay·yêh)
Interrogative
Strong's 346: Where?

is the word
דְבַר־ (ḏə·ḇar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of the LORD?
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

Let it come
יָ֥בוֹא (yā·ḇō·w)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

now!”
נָֽא׃ (nā)
Interjection
Strong's 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'


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