Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Jeremiah 1:12

Context
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Then the Lord said, “You have observed correctly. This means 1  I am watching to make sure my threats are carried out.” 2 

XREF

De 5:28; De 18:17; De 32:35; Jer 39:1-18; Jer 52:1-34; Eze 12:22,23,25,28; Am 8:2; Lu 10:28; Lu 20:39

NET © Notes

tn This represents the Hebrew particle (כִּי, ki) that is normally rendered “for” or “because.” The particle here is meant to give the significance of the vision, not the rationale for the statement “you have observed correctly.”

tn Heb “watching over my word to do it.”

sn There is a play on the Hebrew word for “almond tree” (שָׁקֵד, shaqed), which blossoms in January/February and is the harbinger of spring, and the Hebrew word for “watching” (שֹׁקֵד, shoqed), which refers to someone watching over someone or something in preparation for action. The play on words announces the certainty and imminence of the Lord carrying out the covenant curses of Lev 26 and Deut 28 threatened by the earlier prophets.



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