Jeremiah 12:6
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English Standard Version
For even your brothers and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; they are in full cry after you; do not believe them, though they speak friendly words to you.”

King James Bible
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.

American Standard Version
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; even they have cried aloud after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have fought against thee, and have cried after thee with full voice: believe them not when they speak good things to thee.

English Revised Version
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; even they have cried aloud after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yes, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words to thee.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Therefore Jeremiah calls upon the Lord, as the righteous judge and omniscient searcher of hearts, to punish his enemies. This verse is repeated almost verbally in Jeremiah 20:12, and in substance in Jeremiah 17:10. Who trieth reins and heart, and therefore knows that Jeremiah has done no evil. אראה is future as expressing certainty that God will interfere to punish; for to Him he has wholly committed his cause. גּלּיתי, Pi. of גּלה, is taken by Hitz., Ew., etc. in the sense of גּלל: on Thee have I rolled over my cause; in support of this they adduce Psalm 22:9; Psalm 37:5; Proverbs 16:3, as parallel passages. It is true that this interpretation can be vindicated grammatically, for גלל might have assumed the form of גלה (Ew. 121, a). But the passages quoted are not at all decisive, since Jeremiah very frequently gives a new sense to quotations by making slight alterations on them; and in the passage cited we read גּלל את ריב. We therefore adhere, with Grot. and Ros., to the usual meaning of גּלה; understanding that in making known there is included the idea of entrusting, a force suggested by the construction with אל instead of ל. ריב, controversy, cause. - The prophet declares God's vengeance to the instigators of the plots against his life, Jeremiah 11:21-23. The introductory formula in Jeremiah 11:21 is repeated in Jeremiah 11:22, on account of the long intervening parenthesis. "That thou diest not" is introduced by the ו of consecution. The punishment is to fall upon the entire population of Anathoth; on the young men of military age (בּחוּרים), a violent death in war; on the children, death by famine consequent on the siege. Even though all had not had a share in the complot, yet were they at heart just as much alienated from God and ill-disposed towards His word. "Year of their visitation" is still dependent on "bring." This construction is simpler than taking שׁנת for accus. adverb., both here and in Jeremiah 23:12.

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thy brethren.

Jeremiah 9:4 Take you heed every one of his neighbor, and trust you not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant...

Jeremiah 11:19,21 But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying...

Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting...

Genesis 37:4-11 And when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him...

Job 6:15 My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;

Psalm 69:8 I am become a stranger to my brothers, and an alien to my mother's children.

Ezekiel 33:30,31 Also, you son of man, the children of your people still are talking against you by the walls and in the doors of the houses...

Matthew 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents...

Mark 12:12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him...

John 7:5 For neither did his brothers believe in him.

yea.

Isaiah 31:4 For thus has the LORD spoken to me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey...

Acts 16:22 And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.

Acts 18:12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul...

Acts 19:24-29 For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain to the craftsmen...

Acts 21:28-30 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teaches all men every where against the people, and the law, and this place...

have called. or, cried after thee fully. though.

Psalm 12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Proverbs 26:25 When he speaks fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

Matthew 22:16-18 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true...

fair words. Heb. good things.

Cross References
Genesis 37:4
But when his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they hated him and could not speak peacefully to him.

Job 6:15
My brothers are treacherous as a torrent-bed, as torrential streams that pass away,

Psalm 12:2
Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.

Psalm 69:8
I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother's sons.

Proverbs 26:25
when he speaks graciously, believe him not, for there are seven abominations in his heart;

Jeremiah 9:2
Oh that I had in the desert a travelers' lodging place, that I might leave my people and go away from them! For they are all adulterers, a company of treacherous men.

Jeremiah 9:4
Let everyone beware of his neighbor, and put no trust in any brother, for every brother is a deceiver, and every neighbor goes about as a slanderer.

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