Jeremiah 1:12
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New International Version
The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled."

New Living Translation
And the LORD said, "That's right, and it means that I am watching, and I will certainly carry out all my plans."

English Standard Version
Then the LORD said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.”

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it."

King James Bible
Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I watch over My word to accomplish it."

International Standard Version
The LORD told me, "You have observed well, because I'm watching over my message, to make sure it comes about."

NET Bible
Then the LORD said, "You have observed correctly. This means I am watching to make sure my threats are carried out."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD said to me, "Right. I am watching to make sure that my words come true."

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the LORD said unto me, Thou hast seen well, for I will hasten my word to perform it.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said the LORD unto me, You have well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.

American King James Version
Then said the LORD to me, You have well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.

American Standard Version
Then said Jehovah unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I watch over my word to perform it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to me: Thou hast seen well: for I will watch over my word to perform it.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said unto me, Thou hast well seen; for I am watchful over my word to perform it.

English Revised Version
Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I watch over my word to perform it.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said the LORD to me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.

World English Bible
Then Yahweh said to me, "You have seen well; for I watch over my word to perform it."

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto me, 'Thou hast well seen: for I am watching over My word to do it.'
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:11-19 God gave Jeremiah a view of the destruction of Judah and Jerusalem by the Chaldeans. The almond-tree, which is more forward in the spring than any other, represented the speedy approach of judgments. God also showed whence the intended ruin should arise. Jeremiah saw a seething-pot boiling, representing Jerusalem and Judah in great commotion. The mouth or face of the furnace or hearth, was toward the north; from whence the fire and fuel were to come. The northern powers shall unite. The cause of these judgments was the sin of Judah. The whole counsel of God must be declared. The fear of God is the best remedy against the fear of man. Better to have all men our enemies than God our enemy; those who are sure they have God with them, need not, ought not to fear, whoever is against them. Let us pray that we may be willing to give up personal interests, and that nothing may move us from our duty.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 12. - I will hasten my word; literally, I am wakeful over my word; alluding to the meaning of the Hebrew word for almond.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then said the Lord unto me, thou hast well seen,.... The thing seen is a very proper emblem of what I am about to do, and the quick dispatch that will be made therein:

for l will hasten my word to perform it; the words , "shoked ani", "I will hasten", or "I am hastening", are in allusion to "shoked", the name of the almond tree in Hebrew; which is so called because it is quick and early, and, as it were, hastens to bring forth its flowers, leaves, and fruit; in like manner the Lord says he would hasten to perform what he had said or should say by him concerning the destruction of Jerusalem, and the captivity of the people, and every thing else he should give him in commission to say. Jarchi and Abendana make mention of an ancient Midrash, or exposition, to this sense; that from the time of the almond tree's putting forth, until its fruit is ripe, are one and twenty days, according to the number of days which were between the seventeenth of Tammuz, in which the city was broken up, and the ninth of Ab, in which the temple was burnt; but though the almond tree is the first of trees, and is very early in putting forth, yet there is a greater time than this between its putting forth and its fruit being ripe; for Pliny (s) says, that the almond tree first of all flowers in January, and its fruit is ripe in March.

(s) Nat. Hist. l. 16. c. 25.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

12. hasten—rather, "I will be wakeful as to My word," &c.; alluding to Jer 1:11, "the wakeful tree" [Maurer].

Jeremiah 1:12 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Call of Jeremiah
11The word of the LORD came to me saying, "What do you see, Jeremiah?" And I said, "I see a rod of an almond tree." 12Then the LORD said to me, "You have seen well, for I am watching over My word to perform it." 13The word of the LORD came to me a second time saying, "What do you see?" And I said, "I see a boiling pot, facing away from the north."…
Cross References
Jeremiah 31:28
Just as I watched over them to uproot and tear down, and to overthrow, destroy and bring disaster, so I will watch over them to build and to plant," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 1:13
The word of the LORD came to me again: "What do you see?" "I see a pot that is boiling," I answered. "It is tilting toward us from the north."
Treasury of Scripture

Then said the LORD to me, You have well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.

thou hast

Deuteronomy 5:28 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when you spoke to me; …

Deuteronomy 18:17 And the LORD said to me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.

Luke 10:28 And he said to him, You have answered right: this do, and you shall live.

Luke 20:39 Then certain of the scribes answering said, Master, you have well said.

I will

Jeremiah 39:1 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, …

Jeremiah 52:1 Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and …

Deuteronomy 32:35 To me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in …

Ezekiel 12:22,23,25,28 Son of man, what is that proverb that you have in the land of Israel, …

Amos 8:2 And he said, Amos, what see you? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. …

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