5 Arise, and let us go by night, and let us destroy her palaces.

Other Translations of Jeremiah 6:5

New International Version

5 So arise, let us attack at night and destroy her fortresses!"

English Standard Version

5 Arise, and let us attack by night and destroy her palaces!"

The Message

5 Well, up anyway! We'll attack by night and tear apart her defenses stone by stone.'"

New King James Version

5 Arise, and let us go by night, And let us destroy her palaces."

New Living Translation

5 'Well then, let's attack at night and destroy her palaces!'"

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 6:5

Commentary on Jeremiah 6:1-8

(Read Jeremiah 6:1-8)

Whatever methods are used, it is vain to contend with God's judgments. The more we indulge in the pleasures of this life, the more we unfit ourselves for the troubles of this life. The Chaldean army shall break in upon the land of Judah, and in a little time devour all. The day is coming, when those careless and secure in sinful ways will be visited. It is folly to trifle when we have eternal salvation to work out, and the enemies of that salvation to fight against. But they were thus eager, not that they might fulfil God's counsels, but that they might fill their own treasures; yet God thereby served his own purposes. The corrupt heart of man, in its natural state, casts out evil thoughts, just as a fountain casts out her waters. It is always flowing, yet always full. The God of mercy is loth to depart even from a provoking people, and is earnest with them, that by repentance and reformation, they may prevent things from coming to extremity.