Jeremiah 12:9

“Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Mine heritage is vnto mee as a speckled bird, the birdes round about are against her; come yee, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to deuoure.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Is My inheritance like a speckled bird of prey to Me? Are the birds of prey against her on every side? Go, gather all the beasts of the field, Bring them to devour!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is my heritage unto me as a speckled bird of prey? are the birds of prey against her round about? go ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, bring them to devour.
- American Standard Version (1901)

My heritage is like a brightly coloured bird to me; the cruel birds are attacking her on every side: go, get together all the beasts of the field, make them come for destruction.
- Basic English Bible

My heritage is unto me [as] a speckled bird of prey; the birds of prey round about are against her. Go, assemble all the beasts of the field, bring them to devour.
- Darby Bible

My heritage is to me as a speckled bird, the birds around are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour.
- Webster's Bible

Is my heritage to me as a speckled bird of prey? are the birds of prey against her all around? Go, assemble all the animals of the field, bring them to devour.
- World English Bible

A speckled fowl [is] Mine inheritance to Me? Is the fowl round about against her? Come, assemble, every beast of the field, Come ye for food.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Is My heritage unto Me as a speckled bird of prey? Are the birds of prey against her round about? Come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, bring them to devour.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 12:9


12:9 The birds round about - It is usual for other birds to flock about a strange coloured bird, such as they have not been used to see.


Discussion for Jeremiah 12

  • Linda
    If Jeremiah was not able to handle the smaller trials in his life, he will not be able to handle the bigger trials for the simple reason. Things starts small and then they grow big. If he was not able to handle the small trials he would struggle in doing the bigger ones. He would need to trust in God to help him deal with the bigger and smaller trials.
  • A disciple
    BSP; I don't think Jeremiah was "complaining about smaller trials;" for from the whole tone of the chapter, he is evidently in deep spiritual discussion and prayer with the Lord about the evil condition of the people, and why the wicked are allowed so much room. Remember how God came to talk with Abraham about what was happening in Sodom? The Lord looks for like-minded friends to talk with.
  • BSP
    Verse 5: Jeremiah was complaining about the smaller trials he was facing, but he was going to go through even bigger trials. If he could not deal with his smaller trials, how would he be able to deal with the bigger trials?
  • Cleberson Williams
    12:3
    God know the heart of man and his limitations.
  • BJ
    12:10 Many pastors today are sugar coating the word. I have church in my home with up to 4 people. We go from 10:00 am til 4:00 - 6:00. It seems that many churches today are more about rituals than spreading the word of God. This is a warning to these pastors.
  • Mac
    Jesus said "come out of her" the church/government/worldly ways. Jesus said "the wolves (scribes pharisees. rabbis) were creeping into the church. Jesus said " You can not go to the father except thru himself". Jesus did NOT say to go back to these things. The whole purpose of this is because for those who accept
    Jesus and follow the commandments of God and do not worship baal will have eternal

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