New International Version
When the commander of the guard found Jeremiah, he said to him, "The LORD your God decreed this disaster for this place.
King James Bible
And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him, The LORD thy God hath pronounced this evil upon this place.
Darby Bible Translation
And the captain of the body-guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him, Jehovah thy God pronounced this evil upon this place,
World English Bible
The captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said to him, Yahweh your God pronounced this evil on this place;
Young's Literal Translation
And the chief of the executioners taketh Jeremiah, and saith unto him, 'Jehovah thy God hath spoken this evil concerning this place,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord thy God hath pronounced - I know that thou art a true prophet, for what thou hast predicted from thy God is come to pass.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
If Galilee could boast of the beauty of its scenery and the fruitfulness of its soil; of being the mart of a busy life, and the highway of intercourse with the great world outside Palestine, Judaea would neither covet nor envy such advantages. Hers was quite another and a peculiar claim. Galilee might be the outer court, but Judaea was like the inner sanctuary of Israel. True, its landscapes were comparatively barren, its hills bare and rocky, its wilderness lonely; but around those grey limestone …
Alfred Edersheim—Sketches of Jewish Social Life
That Upon the Conquest and Slaughter of vitellius Vespasian Hastened his Journey to Rome; but Titus his Son Returned to Jerusalem.
"'But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands,
However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you:
All the nations will ask: "Why has the LORD done this to this land? Why this fierce, burning anger?"
And in that day I will become angry with them and forsake them; I will hide my face from them, and they will be destroyed. Many disasters and calamities will come on them, and in that day they will ask, 'Have not these disasters come on us because our God is not with us?'
The LORD saw this and rejected them because he was angered by his sons and daughters.
"People from many nations will pass by this city and will ask one another, 'Why has the LORD done such a thing to this great city?'
And the answer will be: 'Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God and have worshiped and served other gods.'"
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