Jeremiah 1:13
New International Version
The word of the LORD came to me again: “What do you see?” “I see a pot that is boiling,” I answered. “It is tilting toward us from the north.”

New Living Translation
Then the LORD spoke to me again and asked, “What do you see now?” And I replied, “I see a pot of boiling water, spilling from the north.”

English Standard Version
The word of the LORD came to me a second time, saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a boiling pot, facing away from the north.”

Berean Study Bible
Again the word of the LORD came to me, asking, “What do you see?” “I see a boiling pot,” I replied, “and it is tilting toward us from the north.”

King James Bible
And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.

New King James Version
And the word of the LORD came to me the second time, saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a boiling pot, and it is facing away from the north.”

New American Standard Bible
And the word of the LORD came to me a second time, saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a boiling pot, facing away from the north.”

NASB 1995
The word of the LORD came to me a second time saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a boiling pot, facing away from the north.”

NASB 1977
And the word of the LORD came to me a second time saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a boiling pot, facing away from the north.”

Amplified Bible
The word of the LORD came to me a second time, saying, “What do you see?” And I said, “I see a boiling pot, tilting away from the north [its mouth about to pour out on the south, on Judea].”

Christian Standard Bible
Again the word of the LORD came to me asking, “What do you see? ” And I replied, “I see a boiling pot, its lip tilted from the north to the south.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Again the word of the LORD came to me inquiring, “What do you see?” And I replied, “I see a boiling pot, its lip tilted from the north to the south.”

American Standard Version
And the word of Jehovah came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a boiling caldron; and the face thereof is from the north.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the word of LORD JEHOVAH was upon me the second time, and he said: “What do you see? And I said, ‘I see a pot that is pouring and its opening is from the face of the North

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, A caldron on the fire; and the face of it is toward the north.

Contemporary English Version
Then the LORD showed me something else and asked, "What do you see now?" I answered, "I see a pot of boiling water in the north, and it's about to spill out toward us."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the word of the Lord came to me a second time, saying: What seest thou? And I said: I see a boiling caldron, and the face thereof from the face of the north.

English Revised Version
And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething caldron; and the face thereof is from the north.

Good News Translation
Then the LORD spoke to me again. "What else do you see?" he asked. I answered, "I see a pot boiling in the north, and it is about to tip over this way."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Again the LORD spoke his word to me and asked, "What do you see?" I answered, "I see a boiling pot, and its top is tilted away from the north."

International Standard Version
This message from the LORD came to me a second time: "What do you see?" I replied, "I see a boiling pot, and its mouth is tilted away from the north."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying: 'What seest thou?' And I said: 'I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is from the north.'

Literal Standard Version
And there is a word of YHWH to me a second time, saying, “What are you seeing?” And I say, “I am seeing a blown pot, and its face [is] from the north.”

NET Bible
The LORD again asked me, "What do you see?" I answered, "I see a pot of boiling water; it is tipped toward us from the north."

New Heart English Bible
The word of the LORD came to me the second time, saying, "What do you see?" I said, "I see a boiling caldron; and it is tipping away from the north."

World English Bible
The word of Yahweh came to me the second time, saying, "What do you see?" I said, "I see a boiling caldron; and it is tipping away from the north."

Young's Literal Translation
And there is a word of Jehovah unto me a second time, saying, 'What art thou seeing?' And I say, 'A blown pot I am seeing, and its face is from the north.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Call of Jeremiah
12“You have observed correctly,” said the LORD, “for I am watching over My word to accomplish it.” 13Again the word of the LORD came to me, asking, “What do you see?” “I see a boiling pot,” I replied, “and it is tilting toward us from the north.” 14Then the LORD said to me, “Disaster from the north will be poured out on all who live in the land.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 24:3
"Jeremiah," the LORD asked, "what do you see?" "Figs!" I replied. "The good figs are very good, but the bad figs are very bad, so bad they cannot be eaten."

Ezekiel 11:3
They are saying, 'Is not the time near to build houses? The city is the cooking pot, and we are the meat.'

Ezekiel 11:7
Therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: The slain you have laid within this city are the meat, and the city is the pot; but I will remove you from it.

Ezekiel 24:3
Now speak a parable to this rebellious house and tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Put the pot on the fire; put it on and pour in the water.

Zechariah 4:2
"What do you see?" he asked. "I see a solid gold lampstand," I replied, "with a bowl at the top and seven lamps on it, with seven spouts to the lamps.


Treasury of Scripture

And the word of the LORD came to me the second time, saying, What see you? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.

the second time

Genesis 41:32
And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.

2 Corinthians 13:1,2
This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established…

I see

Ezekiel 11:3,7
Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh…

Ezekiel 24:3-14
And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set it on, and also pour water into it: …

toward the north.









(13) A seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.--More correctly, from the north. The next symbol was one that set forth the darker side of the prophet's work: a large cauldron (probably of metal) placed (as in Ezekiel's vision, Ezekiel 24:3-11) on a great pile of burning wood, boiling and steaming, with its face turned from the north, and so on the point of emptying out its scalding contents towards the south. This was as strong a contrast as possible to the vernal beauty of the almond-bough, and told too plainly the terrors which were to be expected from the regions that lay to the north of the land of Israel, Assyria and Chaldaea. The flood of water at the boiling point went beyond the "waters of the great river" of Israel's symbolism (Isaiah 8:7).

Verse 13. - A seething pot. There is a variety of Hebrew words for "pot." The word here used suggests a vessel of large size, since pottage for a whole company of prophets could be cooked in such. a pot or caldron (2 Kings 4:38). From Ezekiel 24:11 we may infer that it was of metal. A "seething pot" in ancient Arabic poetry is a figure for war. The same symbol occurs in Ezekiel 24:3-12, but with a different application. The face thereof is toward the north; rather, toward the south; literally, from the face of the north. The "face" of the pet is the side turned to the prophet. We may suppose the contents to be on the point of boiling over.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Again
שֵׁנִ֣ית (šê·nîṯ)
Number - ordinal feminine singular
Strong's 8145: Second (an ordinal number)

the word
דְבַר־ (ḏə·ḇar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

of the LORD
יְהוָ֤ה ׀ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

came
וַיְהִ֨י (way·hî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

to me,
אֵלַי֙ (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

inquiring,
לֵאמֹ֔ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“What
מָ֥ה (māh)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

do you
אַתָּ֖ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

see?”
רֹאֶ֑ה (rō·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

“I
אֲנִ֣י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's 589: I

see
רֹאֶ֔ה (rō·’eh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

a boiling
נָפ֙וּחַ֙ (nā·p̄ū·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 5301: To breathe, blow

pot,”
סִ֤יר (sîr)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 5518: A pot, a thorn, a hook

I replied,
וָאֹמַ֗ר (wā·’ō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“and it is tilting
וּפָנָ֖יו (ū·p̄ā·nāw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6440: The face

away from
מִפְּנֵ֥י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the north.”
צָפֽוֹנָה׃ (ṣā·p̄ō·w·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter


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