New International Version
This is what the LORD says: "The whole land will be ruined, though I will not destroy it completely.
King James Bible
For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.
Darby Bible Translation
For thus saith Jehovah: The whole land shall be a desolation; but 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.
Jeremiah 4:27 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The birds of the heavens were fled - The land was so desolated that even the fowls of heaven could not find meat, and therefore fled away to another region. How powerfully energetic is this description!
See Zephaniah 1:3.
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You all know the story; it scarce needs that I should tell it to you. Last Saturday week some two hundred or more miners descended in health and strength to their usual work in the bowels of the earth. They had not been working long, their wives and their children had risen, and their little ones had gone to their schools, when suddenly there was heard a noise at the mouth of the pit;--it was an explosion,--all knew what it meant. Men's hearts failed them, for well they prophesied the horror which …
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But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.
Disaster follows disaster; the whole land lies in ruins. In an instant my tents are destroyed, my shelter in a moment.
"Go through her vineyards and ravage them, but do not destroy them completely. Strip off her branches, for these people do not belong to the LORD.
"Yet even in those days," declares the LORD, "I will not destroy you completely.
I will bring an end to the sounds of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride and bridegroom in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem, for the land will become desolate.
"I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals; and I will lay waste the towns of Judah so no one can live there."
It will be made a wasteland, parched and desolate before me; the whole land will be laid waste because there is no one who cares.
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