23 They shall cut down her forest, saith the Lord, though it cannot be searched; because they are more than the grasshoppers, and are innumerable.
23 They will chop down her forest," declares the Lord, "dense though it be. They are more numerous than locusts, they cannot be counted.
23 They shall cut down her forest, declares the Lord, though it is impenetrable, because they are more numerous than locusts; they are without number.
23 They'll level the country" - God's Decree - "nothing and no one standing for as far as you can see. The invaders will be a swarm of locusts, innumerable, past counting.
23 "They shall cut down her forest," says the Lord, "Though it cannot be searched, Because they are innumerable, And more numerous than grasshoppers.
23 They will cut down her people like trees," says the Lord, "for they are more numerous than locusts.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 46:23
Commentary on Jeremiah 46:13-28
(Read Jeremiah 46:13-28)
Those who encroached on others, shall now be themselves encroached on. Egypt is now like a very fair heifer, not accustomed to the yoke of subjection; but destruction comes out of the north: the Chaldeans shall come. Comfort and peace are spoken to the Israel of God, designed to encourage them when the judgments of God were abroad among the nations. He will be with them, and only correct them in measure; and will not punish them with everlasting destruction from his presence.