New Living Translation
My chosen people have roared at me like a lion of the forest, so I have treated them with contempt.
King James Bible
Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth out against me: therefore have I hated it.
Darby Bible Translation
My heritage is become unto me as a lion in the forest; it hath raised its voice against me: therefore have I hated it.
World English Bible
My heritage is become to me as a lion in the forest: she has uttered her voice against me; therefore I have hated her.
Young's Literal Translation
Mine inheritance hath been to Me as a lion in a forest, She gave forth against Me with her voice, Therefore I have hated her.
Jeremiah 12:8 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:8 As a lion - Those that were my sheep, are become like lions.
LibraryThe Justice of God
The next attribute is God's justice. All God's attributes are identical, and are the same with his essence. Though he has several attributes whereby he is made known to us, yet he has but one essence. A cedar tree may have several branches, yet it is but one cedar. So there are several attributes of God whereby we conceive of him, but only one entire essence. Well, then, concerning God's justice. Deut 32:4. Just and right is he.' Job 37:23. Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
We know we have rebelled and have denied the LORD. We have turned our backs on our God. We know how unfair and oppressive we have been, carefully planning our deceitful lies.
"In the same way, I became disgusted with Oholibah and rejected her, just as I had rejected her sister, because she flaunted herself before them and gave herself to satisfy their lusts.
The LORD says, "All their wickedness began at Gilgal; there I began to hate them. I will drive them from my land because of their evil actions. I will love them no more because all their leaders are rebels.
The Sovereign LORD has sworn by his own name, and this is what he, the LORD God of Heaven's Armies, says: "I despise the arrogance of Israel, and I hate their fortresses. I will give this city and everything in it to their enemies."
Yet to this very hour my people rise against me like an enemy! You steal the shirts right off the backs of those who trusted you, making them as ragged as men returning from battle.
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