Jeremiah 4:15
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New International Version
A voice is announcing from Dan, proclaiming disaster from the hills of Ephraim.

New Living Translation
Your destruction has been announced from Dan and the hill country of Ephraim.

English Standard Version
For a voice declares from Dan and proclaims trouble from Mount Ephraim.

New American Standard Bible
For a voice declares from Dan, And proclaims wickedness from Mount Ephraim.

King James Bible
For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For a voice announces from Dan, proclaiming malice from Mount Ephraim.

International Standard Version
For a voice announces from Dan and declares disaster from Mount Ephraim.

NET Bible
For messengers are coming, heralding disaster, from the city of Dan and from the hills of Ephraim.

New Heart English Bible
For a voice declares from Dan, and publishes evil from the hills of Ephraim:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A message is heard from Dan, and a report of disaster comes from the mountains of Ephraim.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For hark! one declareth from Dan, And announceth calamity from the hills of Ephraim:

New American Standard 1977
For a voice declares from Dan,
            And proclaims wickedness from Mount Ephraim.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the voice is heard from him who brings the news from Dan and from him who causes to hear the affliction from Mount Ephraim.

King James 2000 Bible
For a voice declares from Dan, and proclaims affliction from mount Ephraim.

American King James Version
For a voice declares from Dan, and publishes affliction from mount Ephraim.

American Standard Version
For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth evil from the hills of Ephraim:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For a voice of one declaring from Dan, and giving notice of the idol from mount Ephraim.

Darby Bible Translation
For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim.

English Revised Version
For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth evil from the hills of Ephraim:

Webster's Bible Translation
For a voice declareth from Dan, and publisheth affliction from mount Ephraim.

World English Bible
For a voice declares from Dan, and publishes evil from the hills of Ephraim:

Young's Literal Translation
For a voice is declaring from Dan, And sounding sorrow from mount Ephraim.
Study Bible
Disaster from the North
14Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem, That you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts Lodge within you? 15For a voice declares from Dan, And proclaims wickedness from Mount Ephraim. 16"Report it to the nations, now! Proclaim over Jerusalem, 'Besiegers come from a far country, And lift their voices against the cities of Judah.…
Cross References
Isaiah 52:7
How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, "Your God reigns!"

Jeremiah 8:16
From Dan is heard the snorting of his horses; At the sound of the neighing of his stallions The whole land quakes; For they come and devour the land and its fullness, The city and its inhabitants.

Jeremiah 10:22
The sound of a report! Behold, it comes-- A great commotion out of the land of the north-- To make the cities of Judah A desolation, a haunt of jackals.
Treasury of Scripture

For a voice declares from Dan, and publishes affliction from mount Ephraim.

a voice.

Jeremiah 6:1 O you children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the …

Jeremiah 8:16 The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled …

Judges 18:29 And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their …

Judges 20:1 Then all the children of Israel went out, and the congregation was …

mount Ephraim.

Joshua 17:15 And Joshua answered them, If you be a great people, then get you …

Joshua 20:7 And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem …

(15) Dan . . . Mount Ephraim.--The two places are chosen, not like Dan and Beer-sheba, as extreme limits, but as stages in the march of the invader: first Dan (as in Jeremiah 8:16), the northernmost point (Deuteronomy 34:1; Judges 20:1) of the whole land of Israel, then Mount Ephraim, as the northern boundary of Judaea. The verbs grow in strength with the imagined nearness, first announce, as of a rumour from a distance, then proclaim, as of a danger more imminent.

Affliction.--In the Hebrew the same word (aven) as in the "thoughts of vanity." Playing on the two aspects of the word, the prophet says that aven comes as the penalty of aven--the "nothingness" of destruction as that of the "nothingness" of the idol.

Verse 15. - For a voice declareth, etc. There is no time to lose, for already news of the foe has arrived. He is now at Dan, the northern frontier-town, and is heard of almost as soon in the hill-country of Ephraim. For a voice declareth from Dan,.... The coming of the enemy, as Kimchi explains it, Nebuchadnezzar, the king of the Chaldeans; a messenger was come from Dan, which was on the border of the land of Israel to the north, on which side Babylon lay, and from whence the evil was to come predicted; who declared the enemy was approaching, just entering the land; not that this was now the case in fact, but this is represented in a prophetic manner, as what would be, in order to arouse and awaken the Jews to a sense of their sin and danger; see Jeremiah 8:10.

and publisheth affliction from Mount Ephraim: which lay on the border of the tribe of Benjamin, and nearer to Jerusalem; and this publication represents the enemy as advancing nearer, and being just at hand. The word for "affliction" signifies "iniquity" (a); and it denotes, that the affliction spoken of, which is the destruction of the Jews, and their captivity in Babylon, were occasioned by their sins. Some think that Dan and Ephraim are mentioned, because of the calves that were worshipped in Dan, and in Bethel, which was in the tribe of Ephraim. The Targum favours this, which paraphrases the words thus,

"for the voice of the prophets that prophesied against them that go into captivity, because they worshipped the calf, which is at Dan; and they that bring evil tidings, shall come upon them, because they served the image which Micah set up in the mount of the house of Ephraim;''

and the Vulgate Latin version is,

"the voice of him that declares from Dan, and that makes known the idol from Mount Ephraim.''

(a) "iniquitatem", Vatablus, Pagninus, Montanus, Schimdt; "vanitatem", Junius & Tremellius, Cocceius. 15. For … from Dan—The connection is: There is danger in delay; for the voice of a messenger announces the approach of the Chaldean enemy from Dan, the northern frontier of Palestine (Jer 8:16; compare Jer 4:6; Jer 1:14).

Mount Ephraim—which borders closely on Judah; so that the foe is coming nearer and nearer. Dan and Beth-el in Ephraim were the two places where Jeroboam set up the idolatrous calves (1Ki 12:29); just retribution.4:5-18 The fierce conqueror of the neighbouring nations was to make Judah desolate. The prophet was afflicted to see the people lulled into security by false prophets. The approach of the enemy is described. Some attention was paid in Jerusalem to outward reformation; but it was necessary that their hearts should be washed, in the exercise of true repentance and faith, from the love and pollution of sin. When lesser calamities do not rouse sinners and reform nations, sentence will be given against them. The Lord's voice declares that misery is approaching, especially against wicked professors of the gospel; when it overtakes them, it will be plainly seen that the fruit of wickedness is bitter, and the end is fatal.
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