Jeremiah 12:12
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
Over all the barren heights in the desert destroyers will swarm, for the sword of the LORD will devour from one end of the land to the other; no one will be safe.

New Living Translation
On all the bare hilltops, destroying armies can be seen. The sword of the LORD devours people from one end of the nation to the other. No one will escape!

English Standard Version
Upon all the bare heights in the desert destroyers have come, for the sword of the LORD devours from one end of the land to the other; no flesh has peace.

Berean Study Bible
Over all the barren heights in the wilderness the destroyers have come, for the sword of the LORD devours from one end of the earth to the other. No flesh shall have peace.

New American Standard Bible
"On all the bare heights in the wilderness Destroyers have come, For a sword of the LORD is devouring From one end of the land even to the other; There is no peace for anyone.

King James Bible
The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.

Christian Standard Bible
Over all the barren heights in the wilderness the destroyers have come, for the LORD has a sword that devours from one end of the earth to the other. No one has peace.

Contemporary English Version
A destroying army marches along desert roads and attacks everywhere. They are my deadly sword; no one is safe from them.

Good News Translation
Across all the desert highlands people have come to plunder. I have sent war to destroy the entire land; no one can live in peace.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Over all the barren heights in the wilderness the destroyers have come, for the LORD has a sword that devours from one end of the earth to the other. No one has peace.

International Standard Version
On all the barren heights in the desert destroyers will come. Indeed, a sword of the LORD will devour from one end of the land to the other. There will be no peace for any person.

NET Bible
A destructive army will come marching over the hilltops in the desert. For the LORD will use them as his destructive weapon against everyone from one end of the land to the other. No one will be safe.

New Heart English Bible
Destroyers have come on all the bare heights in the wilderness; for the sword of the LORD devours from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh has peace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Looters swarm all over the bare hills in the desert. The LORD's sword destroys them from one end of the land to the other. No one will be safe.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Upon all the high hills in the wilderness spoilers are come; For the sword of the LORD devoureth From the one end of the land even to the other end of the land, No flesh hath peace.

New American Standard 1977
“On all the bare heights in the wilderness Destroyers have come, For a sword of the LORD is devouring From one end of the land even to the other; There is no peace for anyone.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land; there is no peace for any flesh.

King James 2000 Bible
The plunderers have come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.

American King James Version
The spoilers are come on all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.

American Standard Version
Destroyers are come upon all the bare heights in the wilderness; for the sword of Jehovah devoureth from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh hath peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The spoilers are come upon all the ways of the wilderness, for the sword of the Lord shall devour from one end of the land to the other end thereof: there is no peace for all flesh.

Darby Bible Translation
Spoilers are come upon all heights in the wilderness; for the sword of Jehovah devoureth from one end of the land even to the [other] end of the land: no flesh hath peace.

English Revised Version
Spoilers are come upon all the bare heights in the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD devoureth from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh hath peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
The spoilers have come upon all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.

World English Bible
Destroyers are come on all the bare heights in the wilderness; for the sword of Yahweh devours from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh has peace.

Young's Literal Translation
On all high places in the plain have spoilers come in, For the sword of Jehovah is consuming, From the end of the land even unto the end of the land, There is no peace to any flesh.
Study Bible
God's Answer to Jeremiah
11They have made it a desolation. Desolate before Me, it mourns; all the land is laid waste, but no man takes it to heart. 12Over all the barren heights in the wilderness the destroyers have come, for the sword of the LORD devours from one end of the earth to the other. No flesh shall have peace. 13They have sown wheat but harvested thorns. They have exhausted themselves to no avail. Bear the shame of your harvest because of the fierce anger of the LORD.”…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:42
I will make My arrows drunk with blood, while My sword devours flesh--the blood of the slain and captives, the heads of the enemy leaders.

Isaiah 34:6
The sword of the LORD is bathed in blood. It drips with fat--with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah, a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

Jeremiah 3:2
"Lift up your eyes to the barren heights and see. Is there any place where you have not been violated? You sat waiting for your lovers beside the highways, like a nomad in the desert. You have defiled the land with your prostitution and wickedness.

Jeremiah 3:21
A voice is heard on the barren heights, the children of Israel weeping and begging for mercy, because they have perverted their ways and forgotten the LORD their God.

Jeremiah 4:27
For this is what the LORD says: "The whole land will be desolate, but I will not finish its destruction.

Jeremiah 16:5
Indeed, this is what the LORD says: "Do not enter a house where there is a funeral meal. Do not go to mourn or show sympathy, for I have removed My peace from this people, declares the LORD, My loving devotion and compassion.

Jeremiah 25:11
And this whole land will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon for seventy years.

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

Jeremiah 46:10
That day belongs to the Lord, the GOD of Hosts, a day of vengeance to avenge Himself against His foes. The sword will devour until it is satisfied, until it is quenched with their blood. For it will be a sacrifice to the Lord, the GOD of Hosts, in the land of the north by the River Euphrates.

Jeremiah 47:6
Alas, O sword of the LORD, how long until you rest? Return to your sheath; cease and be still!'

Lamentations 3:17
My soul has been deprived of peace; I have forgotten what prosperity is.

Ezekiel 21:4
Because I will cut off both the righteous and the wicked, My sword will be unsheathed against everyone from south to north.

Ezekiel 21:28
Now prophesy, son of man, and declare that this is what the Lord GOD says concerning the Ammonites and their contempt: 'A sword! A sword is drawn for slaughter, polished to consume, to flash like lightning.

Amos 9:4
Though they are driven by their enemies into captivity, there I will command the sword to slay them. I will fix My eyes upon them for harm and not for good."

Treasury of Scripture

The spoilers are come on all high places through the wilderness: for the sword of the LORD shall devour from the one end of the land even to the other end of the land: no flesh shall have peace.

spoilers.

Jeremiah 4:11-15 At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem…

Jeremiah 9:19-21 For a voice of wailing is heard out of Zion, How are we spoiled! …

the sword.

Jeremiah 15:2 And it shall come to pass, if they say to you, Where shall we go …

Jeremiah 34:17 Therefore thus said the LORD; You have not listened to me, in proclaiming …

Jeremiah 47:6 O you sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere you be quiet? put …

Jeremiah 48:2 There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised …

Leviticus 26:33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword …

Isaiah 34:6 The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, …

Isaiah 66:15,16 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots …

Ezekiel 5:2 You shall burn with fire a third part in the middle of the city, …

Ezekiel 14:17 Or if I bring a sword on that land, and say, Sword, go through the …

Amos 9:4 And though they go into captivity before their enemies, there will …

Zephaniah 2:12 You Ethiopians also, you shall be slain by my sword.

Revelation 19:16-21 And he has on his clothing and on his thigh a name written, KING …

no.

Isaiah 57:21 There is no peace, said my God, to the wicked.

Matthew 24:21,22 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning …

Revelation 6:4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given …







(12) All high places.--i.e., the bare treeless heights so often chosen as the site of an idolatrous sanctuary.

The sword of the Lord.--As in the cry of "the sword of Jehovah and of Gideon" (Judges 7:18) all man's work in war is thought of as instrumental in working out a Will mightier than his own. The sword of the Chaldean invader was, after all, His sword. The thought was more or less the common inheritance of Israel, but it had recently received a special prominence from Deuteronomy 32:41.

No flesh shall have peace.--The context limits the prediction to the offenders of the cities of Judah. As peace was for the Israelite the sum and substance of all blessedness, so its absence was the extremest of all maledictions. "Flesh" is used, as in Genesis 6:3, for man's nature as evil and corrupt.

Verse 12. - Upon an high places thresh the wilderness; rather, upon all bare heights in the wilderness (see on Jeremiah 3:2). Hardly with a reference to their pollution by idolatry; the mention of "the wilderness" (or pasture-country) suggests that it is merely a feature in the impoverishment of the country (a contrast to Isaiah 49:9). The sword of the Lord shall devour; rather, the Lord hath a sword which devoureth. It is the heavenly sword (Isaiah 34:5), the symbol of Divine vengeance (see below on Jeremiah 46:5). The spoilers are come upon all high places through the wilderness,.... Of Judea; or which lay between Chaldea and Judea, through which the Chaldean army came; called here the "spoilers", because they spoiled and plundered all places where they came; nor could the high, strong, and fortified places withstand them, or escape their ravage and fury. De Dieu renders it, "upon all the plains in the wilderness"; where was pasture, land for cattle, as Kimchi serves; which were trodden down and spoiled by the soldiers, and made forage of.

For the sword of the Lord shall devour from the one end; of the land even the other end of the land; the sword of the Chaldeans is called the sword of the Lord, because it was drawn by his order and appointment, and was succeeded by him to do execution; and the calamity which it brought upon the land reached from one end of it to the other, so general and; extensive it was.

No flesh shall have peace; no inhabitant of Judea shall be in safety, but be exposed to the sword, or to captivity. 12. high places—Before, He had threatened the plains; now, the hills.

wilderness—not an uninhabited desert, but high lands of pasturage, lying between Judea and Chaldea (Jer 4:11).12:7-13 God's people had been the dearly-beloved of his soul, precious in his sight, but they acted so, that he gave them up to their enemies. Many professing churches become like speckled birds, presenting a mixture of religion and the world, with its vain fashions, pursuits, and pollutions. God's people are as men wondered at, as a speckled bird; but this people had by their own folly made themselves so; and the beasts and birds are called to prey upon them. The whole land would be made desolate. But until the judgments were actually inflicted, none of the people would lay the warning to heart. When God's hand is lifted up, and men will not see, they shall be made to feel. Silver and gold shall not profit in the day of the Lord's anger. And the efforts of sinners to escape misery, without repentance and works answerable thereto, will end in confusion.
Jump to Previous
Bare Barren Desert Destroyers Devour Devoureth Devouring Devours End Flesh Heights High Open Peace Places Spoilers Swarm Sword Wilderness
Jump to Next
Bare Barren Desert Destroyers Devour Devoureth Devouring Devours End Flesh Heights High Open Peace Places Spoilers Swarm Sword Wilderness
Links
Jeremiah 12:12 NIV
Jeremiah 12:12 NLT
Jeremiah 12:12 ESV
Jeremiah 12:12 NASB
Jeremiah 12:12 KJV

Jeremiah 12:12 Bible Apps
Jeremiah 12:12 Biblia Paralela
Jeremiah 12:12 Chinese Bible
Jeremiah 12:12 French Bible
Jeremiah 12:12 German Bible

Alphabetical: a all anyone bare barren be come desert destroyers devour devouring end even for from have heights in is land LORD no of On one other Over peace safe swarm sword the There to wilderness will

OT Prophets: Jeremiah 12:12 Destroyers are come on all the bare (Jer.) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Jeremiah 12:11
Top of Page
Top of Page