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Jeremiah 9:15

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9:15 So then, listen to what I, the Lord God of Israel who rules over all, 1  say. 2  ‘I will make these people eat the bitter food of suffering and drink the poison water of judgment. 3 

1 tn Heb “Yahweh of armies, the God of Israel.”

sn See the study notes on 2:9 and 7:3.

2 tn Heb “Therefore, thus says the Lord…” The person is shifted from third to first to better conform with English style.

3 tn Heb “I will feed this people wormwood and make them drink poison water.” “Wormwood” and “poison water” are not to be understood literally here but are symbolic of judgment and suffering. See, e.g., BDB 542 s.v. לַעֲנָה.



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