So, mourn, 1 you people of this nation. 2 Cut off your hair and throw it away. Sing a song of mourning on the hilltops. For the Lord has decided to reject 3 and forsake this generation that has provoked his wrath!’” 4
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1 tn The word “mourn” is not in the text. It is supplied in the translation for clarity to explain the significance of the words “Cut your hair and throw it away.”
2 tn The words, “you people of this nation” are not in the text. Many English versions supply, “Jerusalem.” The address shifts from second masculine singular addressing Jeremiah (vv. 27-28a) to second feminine singular. It causes less disruption in the flow of the context to see the nation as a whole addressed here as a feminine singular entity (as, e.g., in 2:19, 23; 3:2, 3; 6:26) than to introduce a new entity, Jerusalem.
3 tn The verbs here are the Hebrew scheduling perfects. For this use of the perfect see GKC 312 §106.m.
4 tn Heb “the generation of his wrath.”