New International Version
The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled."
King James Bible
Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said unto me, Thou hast well seen; for I am watchful over my word to perform it.
World English Bible
Then Yahweh said to me, "You have seen well; for I watch over my word to perform it."
Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto me, 'Thou hast well seen: for I am watching over My word to do it.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will hasten my word - Here is a paronomasia. What dost thou see? I see שקד shaked, "an almond," the hastening tree: that which first awakes. Thou hast well seen, for (שקד shoked) I will hasten my word. I will awake, or watch over my word for the first opportunity to inflict the judgments which I threaten. The judgment shall come speedily; it shall soon flourish, and come to maturity.
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"Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree." --JEREMIAH i. 7-19. And through the almond tree the Lord gave the trembling young prophet the strength of assurance. The almond tree is the first to awake from its wintry sleep. When all other trees are held in frozen slumber the almond blossoms are looking out on the barren world. And God is like that, awake and vigilant. Nobody anticipates Him. Wherever Jeremiah was sent on his prophetic mission the Lord would be there before …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
Epistle iv. To Cyriacus, Bishop.
Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant," declares the LORD.
The word of the LORD came to me again: "What do you see?" "I see a pot that is boiling," I answered. "It is tilting toward us from the north."
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