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Jeremiah 18:17

    Jeremiah 18:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will show them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will show them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I will send them in flight, as from an east wind, before the attacker; I will let them see my back and not my face on the day of their downfall.

    Webster's Revision

    I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will show them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.

    World English Bible

    I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will show them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will look upon their back, and not their face, in the day of their calamity.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 18:17

    I will scatter them as with an east wind - It is the property of this wind, almost every where, to parch up, blast, and destroy grain and trees, and even cattle and men suffer from it. Hence the old metrical proverb: -

    "When the wind blows from the east, 'Tis good for neither man nor beast."

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 18:17

    I will shew them the back - The hiding of God's face is the sure sign of His displeasure Isaiah 1:15; Isaiah 59:2.

    I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy.

    (Compare Genesis 41:6; Exodus 10:13; Exodus 14:21; Job 38:24; Psalm 78:26; Habakkuk 1:6). This wind was usually hot, noxious, blasting and scorching (Taylor).

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 18:17

    18:17 East wind - The east wind was in those parts the fiercest wind. As the east - wind scatters the chaff, so saith God, I will scatter them. In their calamity - And when they shall be in great calamity, I will turn my back upon them, I will not regard their prayers.