Jeremiah 18:17
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New American Standard Bible
Like an east wind I will scatter them Before the enemy; I will show them My back and not My face In the day of their calamity.'"

King James Bible
I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.

Darby Bible Translation
As with an east wind will I scatter them before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.

World English Bible
I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will show them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.

Young's Literal Translation
As an east wind I scatter them before an enemy, The neck, and not the face, I shew them, In the day of their calamity.'

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

I will shew them the back - The hiding of God's face is the sure sign of His displeasure Isaiah 1:15; Isaiah 59:2.

I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy.

(Compare Genesis 41:6; Exodus 10:13; Exodus 14:21; Job 38:24; Psalm 78:26; Habakkuk 1:6). This wind was usually hot, noxious, blasting and scorching (Taylor).

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Cross References
Job 27:21
"The east wind carries him away, and he is gone, For it whirls him away from his place.

Psalm 48:7
With the east wind You break the ships of Tarshish.

Proverbs 24:16
For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.

Jeremiah 2:27
Who say to a tree, 'You are my father,' And to a stone, 'You gave me birth.' For they have turned their back to Me, And not their face; But in the time of their trouble they will say, 'Arise and save us.'

Jeremiah 13:24
"Therefore I will scatter them like drifting straw To the desert wind.

Jeremiah 32:33
"They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction.

Jeremiah 46:21
"Also her mercenaries in her midst Are like fattened calves, For even they too have turned back and have fled away together; They did not stand their ground. For the day of their calamity has come upon them, The time of their punishment.

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