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Jeremiah 37:10

Context
NETBible

For even if you were to defeat all the Babylonian forces 1  fighting against you so badly that only wounded men were left lying in their tents, they would get up and burn this city down.”’” 2 

XREF

Le 26:36-38; Isa 10:4; Isa 13:15; Isa 14:19; Isa 30:17; Jer 21:4-7; Jer 49:20; Jer 50:45; Jer 51:4; Joe 2:11

NET © Notes

tn Heb “all the army of the Chaldeans.” For the rendering “Babylonian” in place of Chaldean see the study note on 21:4.

tn The length and complexity of this English sentence violates the more simple style that has been used to conform such sentences to contemporary English style. However, there does not seem to be any alternative that would enable a simpler style and still retain the causal and conditional connections that give this sentence the rhetorical force that it has in the original. The condition is, of course, purely hypothetical and the consequence a poetic exaggeration. The intent is to assure Zedekiah that there is absolutely no hope of the city being spared.



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