New American Standard Bible
Now at the end of ten days the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah.
King James Bible
And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah.
Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass at the end of ten days, that the word of Jehovah came unto Jeremiah.
World English Bible
It happened after ten days, that the word of Yahweh came to Jeremiah.
Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass, at the end of ten days, that there is a word of Jehovah unto Jeremiah,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
After ten days - On previous occasions Jeremiah when consulted answered at once Jeremiah 21:3. The present delay (compare Jeremiah 28:12) was probably granted by God in order to free the minds of the people from the panic caused by the murder of Gedaliah and their fear of Chaldaean vengeance. Jeremiah could have had no doubt that the flight into Egypt was contrary to the tenor of his former prophecies.
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
Then he called for Johanan the son of Kareah and all the commanders of the forces that were with him, and for all the people both small and great,
At the end of seven days the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
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