14:11 Then the Lord said to me, “Do not pray for good to come to these people! 1 14:12 Even if they fast, I will not hear their cries for help. Even if they offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. 2 Instead, I will kill them through wars, famines, and plagues.” 3
1 tn Heb “on behalf of these people for benefit.”
3 tn Heb “through sword, starvation, and plague.”
sn These were penalties (curses) that were to be imposed on Israel for failure to keep her covenant with God (cf. Lev 26:23-26). These three occur together fourteen other times in the book of Jeremiah.