Jeremiah 4:27
New International Version
This is what the LORD says: "The whole land will be ruined, though I will not destroy it completely.

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD says: “The whole land will be ruined, but I will not destroy it completely.

English Standard Version
For thus says the LORD, “The whole land shall be a desolation; yet I will not make a full end.

Berean Study Bible
For this is what the LORD says: “The whole land will be desolate, but I will not finish its destruction.

King James Bible
For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.

New King James Version
For thus says the LORD: “The whole land shall be desolate; Yet I will not make a full end.

New American Standard Bible
For this is what the LORD says: “The whole land shall be a desolation, Yet I will not execute a complete destruction.

NASB 1995
For thus says the LORD, "The whole land shall be a desolation, Yet I will not execute a complete destruction.

NASB 1977
For thus says the LORD, “The whole land shall be a desolation, Yet I will not execute a complete destruction.

Amplified Bible
Therefore says the LORD, “The whole land shall be a desolation, Yet I will not cause total destruction.

Christian Standard Bible
For this is what the LORD says: “The whole land will be a desolation, but I will not finish it off.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this is what the LORD says: The whole land will be a desolation, but I will not finish it off.

American Standard Version
For thus saith Jehovah, The whole land shall be a desolation; yet will I not make a full end.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because thus says LORD JEHOVAH: all the land will be for destruction, and I shall not make the end

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thus saith the Lord, The whole land shall be desolate; but I will not make a full end.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For thus saith the Lord: All the land shall be desolate, but yet I will not utterly destroy.

English Revised Version
For thus saith the LORD, The whole land shall be a desolation; yet will I not make a full end.

Good News Translation
The LORD has said that the whole earth will become a wasteland, but that he will not completely destroy it.)

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD says: The whole earth will be ruined, although I will not destroy it completely.

International Standard Version
For this is what the LORD says: "The entire land will be devastated, but I won't completely destroy it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For thus saith the LORD: The whole land shall be desolate; Yet will I not make a full end.

Literal Standard Version
For thus said YHWH: “All the land is a desolation, but I do not make a completion.

NET Bible
All this will happen because the LORD said, "The whole land will be desolate; however, I will not completely destroy it.

New Heart English Bible
For thus says the LORD, "The whole land shall be a desolation; yet I will not make a full end.

World English Bible
For thus says Yahweh, "The whole land shall be a desolation; yet will I not make a full end.

Young's Literal Translation
For thus said Jehovah: All the land is a desolation, but a completion I make not.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Lamentation for Judah
26I looked, and the fruitful land was a desert. All its cities were torn down before the LORD, before His fierce anger. 27For this is what the LORD says: “The whole land will be desolate, but I will not finish its destruction. 28Therefore the earth will mourn and the heavens above will grow dark. I have spoken, I have planned, and I will not relent or turn back.”…

Cross References
Nehemiah 9:31
But in Your great compassion, You did not put an end to them; nor did You forsake them, for You are a gracious and compassionate God.

Jeremiah 4:20
Disaster after disaster is proclaimed, for the whole land is laid waste. My tents are destroyed in an instant, my curtains in a moment.

Jeremiah 5:10
Go up through her vineyards and ravage them, but do not finish them off. Strip off her branches, for they do not belong to the LORD.

Jeremiah 5:18
"Yet even in those days," declares the LORD, "I will not make a full end of you.

Jeremiah 7:34
I will remove from the cities of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem the sounds of joy and gladness and the voices of the bride and bridegroom, for the land will become a wasteland."

Jeremiah 9:11
"And I will make Jerusalem a heap of rubble, a haunt for jackals; and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant."

Jeremiah 12:11
They have made it a desolation; desolate before Me, it mourns. All the land is laid waste, but no man takes it to heart.

Jeremiah 12:12
Over all the barren heights in the wilderness the destroyers have come, for the sword of the LORD devours from one end of the earth to the other. No flesh has peace.

Jeremiah 25:11
And this whole land will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon for seventy years.

Jeremiah 30:11
For I am with you to save you, declares the LORD. Though I will completely destroy all the nations to which I have scattered you, I will not completely destroy you. Yet I will discipline you justly, and will by no means leave you unpunished."

Jeremiah 44:6
Therefore My wrath and anger poured out and burned in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, so that they have become the desolate ruin they are today.

Jeremiah 46:28
And you, My servant Jacob, do not be afraid, declares the LORD, for I am with you. Though I will completely destroy all the nations to which I have banished you, I will not completely destroy you. Yet I will discipline you justly, and will by no means leave you unpunished."

Ezekiel 20:17
Yet I looked on them with pity and did not destroy them or bring them to an end in the wilderness.


Treasury of Scripture

For thus has the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.

The.

Jeremiah 4:7
The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.

Jeremiah 7:34
Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.

Jeremiah 12:11
They have made it desolate, and being desolate it mourneth unto me; the whole land is made desolate, because no man layeth it to heart.

yet.

Jeremiah 5:10,18
Go ye up upon her walls, and destroy; but make not a full end: take away her battlements; for they are not the LORD'S…

Jeremiah 30:11
For I am with thee, saith the LORD, to save thee: though I make a full end of all nations whither I have scattered thee, yet will I not make a full end of thee: but I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

Jeremiah 46:28
Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the LORD: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished.









(27) Yet will I not make a full end.--The thought is echoed from Amos 9:8; Isaiah 6:13; Isaiah 10:21, and repeated in Jeremiah 5:18. There was then hope in the distance. The destruction, terrible as it seemed, was not final. The penalty was a discipline. (Comp. Leviticus 26:44.)

Verse 27. - The vision breaks off, and the prophet emphasizes its truthfulness by the announcement of the Divine decree. "Desolation, and yet not a full end," is its burden. This is the same doctrine of the" remnant" which formed so important a part of the prophetic message of Isaiah and his contemporaries. However severe the punishment of Judah may be, there will be a "remnant" which shall escape, and become the seed of a holier nation (Amos 9:8; Isaiah 4:2; Isaiah 6:13; Isaiah 10:20; Isaiah 11:11; Hosea 6:1, 2).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

this is what
כֹה֙ (ḵōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

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

says:
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“The whole
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

land
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

will be
תִהְיֶ֖ה (ṯih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

desolate,
שְׁמָמָ֥ה (šə·mā·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8077: Devastation, astonishment

but I will not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

finish its destruction.
וְכָלָ֖ה (wə·ḵā·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 3617: Completion, complete destruction, consumption, annihilation


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