Jeremiah 18:17
Good News Translation
I will scatter my people before their enemies, like dust blown by the east wind. I will turn my back on them; I will not help them when the disaster comes."

Contemporary English Version
When your enemies attack, I will scatter you like dust blown by an eastern wind. Then, on that day of disaster, I will turn my back on you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a burning wind will I scatter them before the enemy: I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their destruction.

New American Bible
Like the east wind, I will scatter them before their enemies; I will show them my back, not my face, in their day of disaster.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As a burning wind will I scatter them before the enemy: I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their destruction.

scatter.

Jeremiah 13:24 And I will scatter them as stubble, which is carried away by the wind in the desert.

Deuteronomy 28:25,64 The Lord make thee to fall down before thy enemies, one way mayst thou go out against them, and flee seven ways, and be scattered throughout all the kingdoms of the earth. . . .

Job 27:21 A burning wind shall take him up, and carry him away, and as a whirlwind shall snatch him from his place.

Psalm 48:7 With a vehement wind thou shalt break in pieces the ships of Tharsis.

Hosea 13:15 Because he shall make a separation between brothers: the Lord will bring a burning wind that shall rise from the desert, and it shall dry up his springs, and shall make his fountain desolate, and he shall carry off the treasure of every desirable vessel.

shew.

Jeremiah 2:27 Saying to a stock: Thou art my father: and to a stone: Thou hast begotten me: they have turned their back to me, and not their face: and in the time of their affliction they will say: Arise, and deliver us.

Jeremiah 32:33 And they have turned their backs to me, and not their faces: when I taught them early in the morning, and instructed them, and they would not hearken to receive instruction.

Deuteronomy 31:17 And my wrath shall be kindled against them in that day: and I will forsake them, and will hide my face from them, and they shall be devoured: all evils and afflictions shall find them, so that they shall say in that day: In truth it is because God is not with me, that these evils have found me.

Judges 10:13,14 And yet you have forsaken me, and have worshipped strange gods: therefore I will deliver you no more: . . .

the day.

Jeremiah 46:21 Her hirelings also that lived in the midst of her, like fatted calves are turned back, and are fled away together, and they could not stand, for the day of their slaughter is come upon them, the time of their visitation.

Proverbs 7:25,26 For she hath cast down many wounded, and the strongest have been slain by her. . . .

Context
The Potter and the Clay
16That their land might be given up to desolation, and to a perpetual hissing: every one that shall pass by it, shall be astonished, and wag his head. 17As a burning wind will I scatter them before the enemy: I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their destruction.
Cross References
Job 27:21
A burning wind shall take him up, and carry him away, and as a whirlwind shall snatch him from his place.

Psalm 48:7
With a vehement wind thou shalt break in pieces the ships of Tharsis.

Proverbs 24:16
For a just man shall fall seven times, and shall rise again: but the wicked shall fall down into evil.

Jeremiah 2:27
Saying to a stock: Thou art my father: and to a stone: Thou hast begotten me: they have turned their back to me, and not their face: and in the time of their affliction they will say: Arise, and deliver us.

Jeremiah 13:24
And I will scatter them as stubble, which is carried away by the wind in the desert.

Jeremiah 32:33
And they have turned their backs to me, and not their faces: when I taught them early in the morning, and instructed them, and they would not hearken to receive instruction.

Jeremiah 46:21
Her hirelings also that lived in the midst of her, like fatted calves are turned back, and are fled away together, and they could not stand, for the day of their slaughter is come upon them, the time of their visitation.

Ezekiel 7:22
And I will turn away my face from them, and they shall violate my secret place: and robbers shall enter into it, and defile it.

Ezekiel 27:26
Thy rowers have brought thee into great waters: the south wind hath broken thee in the heart of the sea.

Additional Translations
I will scatter them before the enemy like the east wind. I will show them My back and not My face in the day of their calamity.”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.

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.

I will scatter them before their enemies like an east wind; I will shew them the day of their destruction.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.'
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