Jeremiah 6:25
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New International Version
Do not go out to the fields or walk on the roads, for the enemy has a sword, and there is terror on every side.

New Living Translation
Don't go out to the fields! Don't travel on the roads! The enemy's sword is everywhere and terrorizes us at every turn!

English Standard Version
Go not out into the field, nor walk on the road, for the enemy has a sword; terror is on every side.

Berean Study Bible
Do not go out to the fields; do not walk the road. For the enemy has a sword; terror is on every side.”

New American Standard Bible
Do not go out into the field And do not walk on the road, For the enemy has a sword, Terror is on every side.

King James Bible
Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.

Christian Standard Bible
Don't go out to the fields; don't walk on the road. For the enemy has a sword; terror is on every side.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said, "Don't work in your fields or walk along the roads. It's too dangerous. The enemy is well armed

Good News Translation
We don't dare go to the countryside or walk on the roads, because our enemies are armed and terror is all around us."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't go out to the fields; don't walk on the road. For the enemy has a sword; terror is on every side.

International Standard Version
Don't go out into the field, and don't travel on the road, because the enemy has a sword, and terror is on every side.

NET Bible
Do not go out into the countryside. Do not travel on the roads. For the enemy is there with sword in hand. They are spreading terror everywhere."

New Heart English Bible
Do not go forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and terror, are on every side."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't go into the field or walk on the road. The enemy has a sword. Terror is all around.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Go not forth into the field, Nor walk by the way; For there is the sword of the enemy, And terror on every side.

New American Standard 1977
Do not go out into the field, And do not walk on the road, For the enemy has a sword, Terror is on every side.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Do not go forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.

King James 2000 Bible
Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.

American King James Version
Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.

American Standard Version
Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy, and terror, are on every side.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go not out into the fields, nor walk in the highway: for the sword of the enemy, and fear is on every side.

Darby Bible Translation
Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for [there is] the sword of the enemy, terror is on every side.

English Revised Version
Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for there is the sword of the enemy, and terror on every side.

Webster's Bible Translation
Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.

World English Bible
Don't go forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy, [and] terror, are on every side.

Young's Literal Translation
Go not forth to the field, And in the way walk not, For a sword hath the enemy, fear is round about.
Study Bible
An Invasion from the North
24“We have heard the reports; our hands are limp. Anguish has gripped us, pain like a woman in labor. 25Do not go out to the fields; do not walk the road. For the enemy has a sword; terror is on every side.” 26“O daughter of My people, dress yourselves in sackcloth and roll in ashes. Mourn with bitter wailing, as you would for an only son, for suddenly the destroyer will come upon us.”…
Cross References
Judges 5:6
In the days of Shamgar son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were deserted and the travelers took the byways.

Jeremiah 14:18
If I go out to the country, I see those slain by the sword; if I enter the city, I see those ravaged by famine! For both prophet and priest travel to a land they do not know."

Jeremiah 20:3
The next day, when Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, "The LORD does not call you Pashhur, but Magor-missabib.

Jeremiah 20:4
For this is what the LORD says: 'I will make you a terror to yourself and to all your friends. They will fall by the sword of their enemies before your very eyes. And I will hand Judah over to the king of Babylon, and he will carry them away to Babylon and put them to the sword.

Jeremiah 20:10
For I have heard the whispering of many, "Terror is on every side! Report him; let us report him!" All my trusted friends watch for my fall: "Perhaps he will be deceived so that we may prevail against him and take our vengeance upon him."

Jeremiah 30:5
Yes, this is what the LORD says: "We have heard a cry of panic--of terror, not of peace.

Jeremiah 46:5
Why am I seeing this? They are terrified, they are retreating, their warriors are defeated, they flee in haste, they never look back, terror is on every side! declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 49:29
They will take their tents and flocks, their tent curtains and all their goods. They will take their camels for themselves. They will shout to them: 'Terror is on every side!'

Lamentations 2:22
You summoned my attackers on every side, as for an appointed feast day. In the Day of the LORD's anger no one escaped or survived. My enemy has destroyed those I nurtured and reared.

Treasury of Scripture

Go not forth into the field, nor walk by the way; for the sword of the enemy and fear is on every side.

Go not.

Jeremiah 4:5 Declare you in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow you …

Jeremiah 8:14 Why do we sit still? assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the …

Jeremiah 14:18 If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! …

Judges 5:6,7 In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the …

the sword.

Jeremiah 4:10 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely you have greatly deceived this …

Jeremiah 20:3,4,10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Pashur brought forth Jeremiah …

Jeremiah 49:29 Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take …

2 Chronicles 15:5 And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to …

Job 18:11 Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet.

Psalm 31:13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while …

Isaiah 1:20 But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: …

Luke 19:43 For the days shall come on you, that your enemies shall cast a trench …

(25) The field.--i.e., the open country. To pass beyond the walls of the beleaguered city would be full of danger. The warning has its parallel in Matthew 24:17-18. In the same chapter we find also an echo of the prophet's reference to the pangs of childbirth (Matthew 24:8).

Fear is on every side.--The words are more notable than they seem. They impressed themselves on the prophet's mind, and became to him as a watchword. So, in Jeremiah 20:3, he gives them as a name (Magor-missabib) to Pashur, and apparently (as in Jeremiah 20:10) it was used as a cry of derision against himself.

Verse 25. - Go not forth into the field. The "daughter of Zion" (i.e. the personific population of Jerusalem) is cautioned against venturing outside the walls. The sword of the enemy; rather, the enemy hath a sword. Fear is on every side; Hebrew, magor missa-bib; one of Jeremiah's favorite expressions (see Jeremiah 20:3, 10; Jeremiah 46:5; Jeremiah 49:29; and comp. Psalm 31:13 [14].). Naturally of a timid, retiring character, the prophet cannot help feeling the anxious and alarming situation into which at the Divine command he has ventured. Go not forth into the field,.... Either for pleasure, or for business; to take a walk in it for the air, or to till it, plough, sow, or reap; but keep within the city and its walls, there being danger:

nor walk by the way; in the high road from Jerusalem, to any town or village near it:

for the sword of the enemy: or, "because there is a sword for the enemy" (b); or, "the enemy has a sword"; and that drawn; the enemy is in the field, and in the ways, and there is no escaping him:

and fear is on every side; all round the city, being encompassed by the Assyrian army: or, the enemy's sword "is fear on every side" (c); causes fear in all parts round the city. The Targum is,

"because the sword of the enemy kills those who are gathered round about;''

or on every side.

(b) "quoniam gladius est inimico", Munster, Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius; "quia (ibi) gladius (qui) hosti", Schmidt. (c) Gataker. 25. He addresses "the daughter of Zion" (Jer 6:23); caution to the citizens of Jerusalem not to expose themselves to the enemy by going outside of the city walls.

sword of the enemy—literally, "there is a sword to the enemy"; the enemy hath a sword.6:18-30 God rejects their outward services, as worthless to atone for their sins. Sacrifice and incense were to direct them to a Mediator; but when offered to purchase a license to go on in sin, they provoke God. The sins of God's professing people make them an easy prey to their enemies. They dare not show themselves. Saints may rejoice in hope of God's mercies, though they see them only in the promise: sinners must mourn for fear of God's judgments, though they see them only in the threatenings. They are the worst of revolters, and are all corrupters. Sinners soon become tempters. They are compared to ore supposed to have good metal in it, but which proves all dross. Nothing will prevail to part between them and their sins. Reprobate silver shall they be called, useless and worthless. When warnings, corrections, rebukes, and all means of grace, leave men unrenewed, they will be left, as rejected of God, to everlasting misery. Let us pray, then, that we may be refined by the Lord, as silver is refined.
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