Listen to the cries of anguish of the leaders. Listen to the wails of the shepherds of the flocks. They are wailing because the Lord is about to destroy their lands. 1
Hear the cry of the shepherds, the wailing of the leaders of the flock, for the LORD is destroying their pasture.
" Hear the sound of the cry of the shepherds, And the wailing of the masters of the flock! For the LORD is destroying their pasture,
Listen to the frantic cries of the shepherds, to the leaders of the flock shouting in despair, for the LORD is spoiling their pastures.
Hear that? Rulers crying for help, shepherds of the flock wailing! GOD is about to ravage their fine pastures.
A sound of the cry of the keepers of sheep, and the bitter crying of the chiefs of the flock! for the Lord has made waste their green fields.
Hark! the cry of the shepherds, and the wail of the lords of the flock! For the LORD is despoiling their pasture,
A voice of the cry of the shepherds, And a wailing of the leaders to the flock will be heard . For the LORD has plundered their pasture,
of the cry
of the shepherds
and an howling
of the principal
of the flock
[shall be heard]: for the LORD
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Listen to the cries
of the leaders
. Listen to the wails
of the shepherds
of the flocks
. They are wailing because
is about to destroy
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1 tn Heb “their pastures,” i.e., the place where they “shepherd” their “flocks.” The verb tenses in this section are not as clear as in the preceding. The participle in this verse is followed by a vav consecutive perfect like the imperatives in v. 34. The verbs in v. 38 are perfects but they can be and probably should be understood as prophetic like the perfect in v. 31 (נְתָנָם, nÿtanam) which is surrounded by imperfects, participles, and vav consecutive perfects.
sn Jer 25:36-38 shifts to the future as though the action were already accomplished or going on. It is the sound that Jeremiah hears in his “prophetic ears” of something that has begun (v. 29) but will find its culmination in the future (vv. 13, 16, 27, 30-35).