Jeremiah 18:17

“I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I will scatter them as with an East winde before the enemie: I will shew them the backe, and not the face, in the day of their calamitie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Like an east wind I will scatter them Before the enemy; I will show them My back and not {My} face In the day of their calamity.'"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will show them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I will send them in flight, as from an east wind, before the attacker; I will let them see my back and not my face on the day of their downfall.
- Basic English Bible

As with an east wind will I scatter them before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.
- Darby Bible

I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will show them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.
- Webster's Bible

I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will show them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.
- World English Bible

As an east wind I scatter them before an enemy, The neck, and not the face, I shew them, In the day of their calamity.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will look upon their back, and not their face, in the day of their calamity.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 18:17


18:17 East wind - The east wind was in those parts the fiercest wind. As the east - wind scatters the chaff, so saith God, I will scatter them. In their calamity - And when they shall be in great calamity, I will turn my back upon them, I will not regard their prayers.


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