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

  • Diesel
    THIS CHAPTER SPEAKS ON WHY THE PEOPLE OF THE SLAVE TRADE THAT ARE SCATTERED ACROSS THE WORLD WERE ENSLAVED. YAHUAH SENT PROPHET AFTER PROPHET AND THEY WOULD NOT OBEY TO RETURN TO HIM AND LEAVE OTHER NATIONS IDOLS AND GODS ALONE. SO HE PUT THEM INTO A LONG CAPTIVITY THATS COMING TO AN END. TODAH YAHUAH!!!!!!! SHALOM
  • 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!
  • MDB
    This is the 1st Earth Age,
    Genesis 1:1-2
    1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

    Our Father didnt create nothin "Void" this word was means became that way.
    To understand our Fathers 7 thousand year plan, one must understand the 3- Earth Age's
  • Garyloyd
    The 1000 years is for teaching.the Elect are Priest and teach. Know one, not even the wicked die until the Great White Throne judgment. The wicked maybe in a pit. But after the 1000 years satan will be let out as lucifer the created man and even then it says that some will follow him into the fire. They get lied to again by a man lucifer and they Don't think they will lose. They do! Now in Revelation the acting roll and the power given the false prophet go into the fire but satan goes into the pit until that short season.

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