13 I am against you, Jerusalem, you who live above this valley on the rocky plateau, declares the Lord- you who say, "Who can come against us? Who can enter our refuge?"

Other Translations of Jeremiah 21:13

King James Version

13 Behold, I am against thee, O inhabitant inhabitant: Heb. inhabitress of the valley, and rock of the plain, saith the Lord; which say, Who shall come down against us? or who shall enter into our habitations?

English Standard Version

13 "Behold, I am against you, O inhabitant of the valley, O rock of the plain, declares the Lord; you who say, 'Who shall come down against us, or who shall enter our habitations?'

The Message

13 Don't you realize that I'm against you, yes, against you. You think you've got it made, all snug and secure. You say, "Who can possibly get to us? Who can crash our party?"

New King James Version

13 "Behold, I am against you, O inhabitant of the valley, And rock of the plain," says the Lord, "Who say, 'Who shall come down against us? Or who shall enter our dwellings?'

New Living Translation

13 I will personally fight against the people in Jerusalem, that mighty fortress- the people who boast, "No one can touch us here. No one can break in here."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 21:13

Commentary on Jeremiah 21:11-14

(Read Jeremiah 21:11-14)

The wickedness of the king and his family was the worse because of their relation to David. They were urged to act with justice, at once, lest the Lord's anger should be unquenchable. If God be for us, who can be against us? But if he be against us, who can do any thing for us?