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Jeremiah 1:12

    Jeremiah 1:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then said the LORD to me, You have well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then said Jehovah unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I watch over my word to perform it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then the Lord said to me, You have seen well: for I keep watch over my word to give effect to it.

    Webster's Revision

    Then said Jehovah unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I watch over my word to perform it.

    World English Bible

    Then Yahweh said to me, "You have seen well; for I watch over my word to perform it."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I watch over my word to perform it.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 1:12

    I will hasten my word - Here is a paronomasia. What dost thou see? I see שקד shaked, "an almond," the hastening tree: that which first awakes. Thou hast well seen, for (שקד shoked) I will hasten my word. I will awake, or watch over my word for the first opportunity to inflict the judgments which I threaten. The judgment shall come speedily; it shall soon flourish, and come to maturity.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 1:12

    Hasten - Rather, I watch over "my word to perform it."

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 1:12

    1:12 Well seen - Or thou hast seen and judged right. Hasten - Word for word, I will almond - tree it, that is, I will be upon them speedily, in a short time. My word - My threatening against Judah and its inhabitants.