14 The Lord said to me, "From the north disaster will be poured out on all who live in the land.

Other Translations of Jeremiah 1:14

King James Version

14 Then the Lord said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.

English Standard Version

14 Then the Lord said to me, "Out of the north disasterThe Hebrew word can mean evil, harm, or disaster, depending on the context; so throughout Jeremiah shall be let loose upon all the inhabitants of the land.

The Message

14 Then God told me, "Disaster will pour out of the north on everyone living in this land.

New King James Version

14 Then the Lord said to me: "Out of the north calamity shall break forth On all the inhabitants of the land.

New Living Translation

14 "Yes," the Lord said, "for terror from the north will boil out on the people of this land.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 1:14

Commentary on Jeremiah 1:11-19

(Read Jeremiah 1:11-19)

God gave Jeremiah a view of the destruction of Judah and Jerusalem by the Chaldeans. The almond-tree, which is more forward in the spring than any other, represented the speedy approach of judgments. God also showed whence the intended ruin should arise. Jeremiah saw a seething-pot boiling, representing Jerusalem and Judah in great commotion. The mouth or face of the furnace or hearth, was toward the north; from whence the fire and fuel were to come. The northern powers shall unite. The cause of these judgments was the sin of Judah. The whole counsel of God must be declared. The fear of God is the best remedy against the fear of man. Better to have all men our enemies than God our enemy; those who are sure they have God with them, need not, ought not to fear, whoever is against them. Let us pray that we may be willing to give up personal interests, and that nothing may move us from our duty.