12 For thus saith the Lord, Thy bruise is incurable, and thy wound is grievous.
12 "This is what the Lord says: " 'Your wound is incurable, your injury beyond healing.
12 "For thus says the Lord: Your hurt is incurable, and your wound is grievous.
12 "This is God's Message: "'You're a burned-out case, as good as dead.
12 "For thus says the Lord: 'Your affliction is incurable, Your wound is severe.
12 This is what the Lord says: "Your injury is incurable- a terrible wound.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 30:12
Commentary on Jeremiah 30:12-17
(Read Jeremiah 30:12-17)
When God is against a people, who will be for them? Who can be for them, so as to do them any kindness? Incurable griefs are owing to incurable lusts. Yet, though the captives suffered justly, and could not help themselves, the Lord intended to appear for them, and to punish their oppressors; and he will still do so. But every effort to heal ourselves must prove fruitless, so long as we neglect the heavenly Advocate and sanctifying Spirit. The dealings of His grace with every true convert, and every returning backslider, are the same in effect as his proceedings to the Jews.