"This is what the LORD says: "‘Your wound is incurable, your injury beyond healing.
"For thus says the LORD, ‘Your wound is incurable And your injury is serious.
"This is what the LORD says: Yours is an incurable bruise, a terrible wound.
"This is GOD's Message: "'You're a burned-out case, as good as dead.
For the Lord has said, Your disease may not be made well and your wound is bitter.
For thus says the LORD: Your hurt is incurable, your wound is grievous.
"For thus says the LORD: ‘Your affliction is incurable, Your wound is severe.
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1 tn The particle כִּי (ki) here is parallel to the one in v. 5 that introduces the first oracle. See the discussion in the translator’s note there.
3 sn The wounds to the body politic are those of the incursions from the enemy from the north referred to in Jer 4:6; 6:1 over which Jeremiah and even God himself have lamented (Jer 8:21; 10:19; 14:17). The enemy from the north has been identified as Babylon and has been identified as the agent of God’s punishment of his disobedient people (Jer 1:15; 4:6; 25:9).