Jeremiah 4:20

“Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Destruction vpon destruction is cried, for the whole land is spoiled: suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtaines in a moment.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Disaster on disaster is proclaimed, For the whole land is devastated; Suddenly my tents are devastated, My curtains in an instant.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is laid waste: suddenly are my tents destroyed, `and' my curtains in a moment.
- American Standard Version (1901)

News is given of destruction on destruction; all the land is made waste: suddenly my tents, straight away my curtains, are made waste.
- Basic English Bible

Destruction upon destruction is proclaimed; for the whole land is wasted: suddenly are my tents laid waste, my curtains, in a moment.
- Darby Bible

Destruction upon destruction is cried; for the whole land is laid waste; suddenly are my tents ruined, and my curtains in a moment.
- Webster's Bible

Destruction on destruction is cried; for the whole land is laid waste: suddenly are my tents destroyed, [and] my curtains in a moment.
- World English Bible

Destruction on destruction is proclaimed, For spoiled hath been all the land, Suddenly spoiled have been my tents, In a moment -- my curtains.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Destruction followeth upon destruction, for the whole land is spoiled; suddenly are my tents spoiled, my curtains in a moment.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 4:20

4:20 Destruction - Good Josiah slain, and four of his successors carried away, or slain. My tents - The enemy makes no more of overthrowing my stately cities, than if he were overturning tents made of curtains.

Discussion for Jeremiah 4

  • Norm
    And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: And as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here! And Jesus said unto them, Seest thou these great buildings? For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ and shall deceive many. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. Take heed that no man deceive you. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. See ye not all these things? Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there believe it not. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. I am your sign: The days are at hand, and the effect of every vision. For I am the LORD: I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it, saith the Lord GOD. Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.
  • Norm
    Jeremiah 4:7 The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant. "This prophecy is sent by commandment of God Almighty. Read and retain for reproof, instruction and your salvation. The following events mark world descent into spiritual damnation, or hell: the Syrian President will visit the United States for what appears to be a diplomacy visit. During the visit, the US will experience large-scale blackouts, particularly in the northeast, coastal and metro areas. Soon after, during the blackouts, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will save the faithful, children, teens, the destitute and others from around the world. Immediately proceeding this event, US coastal cities and military bases, beginning with NY, will fall under nuclear attack from Russia, China and others. Cities will lay desolate with the remaining people devastated and the world in chaos. Anarchy, famine, enslavement and horrible deaths will ensue. Repent and ask JESUS to save you from this hell. Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."
  • Diesel
  • RNM JER 4-------2
    Going off these old comments, I think we just need to interject some sense, first off, ver.9 it says: And it shall come to pass AT THAT DAY. is usually speaking of the Coming of the Son of God in his Glory and the Glory of the Father and His Angels. There are other references in the bible to this, being a catastrophic worldwide event, all flesh being destroyed like in the flood, except for the children of God that make up the Bride of Christ. The chosen of God. and what I 'm going to say next will offend some who read this but, The Obedient Ones, that 's what makes them different. It is those who believe and live by all ten commandments, including the fourth which is the the 7th day Sabbath, it is the same commandment that the Israelites, perished in the wilderness because of there unbelief. I John 14:15-If you love me, Keep my Commandments. And that 's what He means. AMEN!!
  • Jerald Semar
    Mesopotamia was coming to perform the Lord's judgement on Judea and remove it's citizens, tear down the houses of the affluent and, the walls around Jerusalem and destroy the Temple of the Lord. The Lord stopped the rains so the land became desolate and dried-up. It became desolate and was compared to the disarray of Gen. 1:2-3.
  • Larry Falzitto
    We should interject Jeremiah 4: 23-26 in between Genesis 1:2 and 1:3! Then take a good long studied look at what it now states! And after doing that, take a good very long studied look into the new discoveries and fact being dug up of the last decade, concerning the destruction of earth by a comet that broke into many pieces(the instrument of God's judgment!)that happened back before and during the Younger-Dryas event of 12,900 years ago! That's what I think. There is a 'gap' between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 but it is not billions, millions or even 100's of thousands of years, but rather only a few thousand, and the recreation from the damage caused by the comet, took God only SIX literal days to restore! That's what I think. God bless!

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