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Jeremiah 8:11

Context

8:11 They offer only superficial help

for the hurt my dear people 1  have suffered. 2 

They say, “Everything will be all right!”

But everything is not all right! 3 

Jeremiah 8:15

Context

8:15 We hoped for good fortune, but nothing good has come of it.

We hoped for a time of relief, but instead we experience terror. 4 

1 tn Heb “daughter of my people.” For the translation given here see 4:11 and the note on the phrase “dear people” there.

2 tn Heb “They heal the wound of my people lightly.”

3 tn Heb “They say, ‘Peace! Peace!’ and there is no peace!”

4 tn Heb “[We hoped] for a time of healing but behold terror.”



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