Jeremiah 40:2
Good News Translation
The commanding officer took me aside and said, "The LORD your God threatened this land with destruction,

Contemporary English Version
Nebuzaradan said: Jeremiah, the LORD your God warned your people that he would bring disaster on this land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the general of the army taking Jeremiah, said to him: The Lord thy God hath pronounced this evil upon this place,

New American Bible
The captain of the bodyguard took charge of Jeremiah and said to him, “The LORD, your God, decreed ruin for this place.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the general of the army taking Jeremiah, said to him: The Lord thy God hath pronounced this evil upon this place,

The Lord.

Jeremiah 22:8,9 And many nations shall pass by this city: and they shall say every man to his neighbour: Why hath the Lord done so to this great city? . . .

Deuteronomy 29:24-28 And all the nations shall say: Why hath the Lord done thus to this land? what meaneth this exceeding great heat of his wrath? . . .

1 Kings 9:8,9 And this house shall be made an example of: every one that shall pass by it, shall be astonished, and shall hiss, and say: Why hath the Lord done thus to this land, and to this house? . . .

2 Chronicles 7:20-22 I will pluck you up by the root out of my land which I have given you: and this house which I have sanctified to my name, I will cast away from before my face, and will make it a byword, and an example among all nations. . . .

Lamentations 2:15-17 Samech. All they that passed by the way have clapped their hands at thee: they have hissed, and wagged their heads at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying: Is this the city of perfect beauty, the joy of all the earth? . . .

Context
Jeremiah Remains in Judah
1The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, after that Nabuzardan the general had let him go from Rama, when he had taken him, being bound with chains, among all them that were carried away from Jerusalem and Juda, and were carried to Babylon. 2And the general of the army taking Jeremiah, said to him: The Lord thy God hath pronounced this evil upon this place,3And he hath brought it: and the Lord hath done as he hath said: because you have sinned against the Lord, and have not hearkened to his voice, and this word is come upon you.…
Cross References
Leviticus 26:14
But if you will not hear me, nor do all my commandments:

Deuteronomy 28:15
But if thou wilt not hear the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep and to do all his commandments and ceremonies, which I command thee this day, all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee.

Deuteronomy 29:24
And all the nations shall say: Why hath the Lord done thus to this land? what meaneth this exceeding great heat of his wrath?

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.

Deuteronomy 32:19
The Lord saw, and was moved to wrath: because his own sons and daughters provoked him.

Jeremiah 22:8
And many nations shall pass by this city: and they shall say every man to his neighbour: Why hath the Lord done so to this great city?

Jeremiah 22:9
And they shall answer: Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord their God, and have adored strange gods, and served them.

Jeremiah 50:7
All that found them, have devoured them: and their enemies said: We have not sinned in so doing: because they have sinned against the Lord the beauty of justice, and against the Lord the hope of their fathers.

Jeremiah 52:16
But of the poor of the land, Nabuzardan the general left some for vinedressers, and for husbandmen.

Additional Translations
The captain of the guard found Jeremiah and said to him, “The LORD your God decreed this disaster on this place,And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said to him, The LORD your God has pronounced this evil on this place.

And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him, Jehovah thy God pronounced this evil upon this place;

And the chief captain of the guard took him, and said to him, The Lord thy God has pronounced all these evils upon this place:

And the captain of the body-guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him, Jehovah thy God pronounced this evil upon this place,

And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him, the LORD thy God pronounced this evil upon this place:

And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said to him, The LORD thy God hath pronounced this evil upon this place.

The captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said to him, Yahweh your God pronounced this evil on this place;

And the chief of the executioners taketh Jeremiah, and saith unto him, 'Jehovah thy God hath spoken this evil concerning this place,
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