Jeremiah 12:17
New International Version
But if any nation does not listen, I will completely uproot and destroy it,” declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
But any nation who refuses to obey me will be uprooted and destroyed. I, the LORD, have spoken!”

English Standard Version
But if any nation will not listen, then I will utterly pluck it up and destroy it, declares the LORD.”

Berean Study Bible
But if they will not obey, then I will uproot that nation; I will uproot it and destroy it, declares the LORD.”

King James Bible
But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.

New King James Version
But if they do not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation,” says the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
But if they do not listen, then I will drive out that nation, drive it out and destroy it,” declares the LORD.

NASB 1995
“But if they will not listen, then I will uproot that nation, uproot and destroy it,” declares the LORD.

NASB 1977
“But if they will not listen, then I will uproot that nation, uproot and destroy it,” declares the LORD.

Amplified Bible
But if [any nation] will not listen and obey, I will [completely] uproot and destroy that nation, says the LORD.”

Christian Standard Bible
However, if they will not obey, then I will uproot and destroy that nation.” This is the LORD’s declaration.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
However, if they will not obey, then I will uproot and destroy that nation.” This is the LORD’s declaration.

American Standard Version
But if they will not hear, then will I pluck up that nation, plucking up and destroying it, saith Jehovah.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if they will not listen, I shall uproot this people to uproot and to destroy, says LORD JEHOVAH

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But if they will not return, then will I cut off that nation with utter ruin and destruction.

Contemporary English Version
However, if they don't listen to me, I will uproot them from their lands and completely destroy them. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if they will not hear, I will utterly pluck out and destroy that nation, saith the Lord.

English Revised Version
But if they will not hear, then will I pluck up that nation, plucking up and destroying it, saith the LORD.

Good News Translation
But if any nation will not obey, then I will completely uproot it and destroy it. I, the LORD, have spoken."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But suppose they don't listen. Then I will uproot that nation and destroy it," declares the LORD.

International Standard Version
But if they don't listen, then I'll completely uproot that nation and destroy it," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if they will not hearken, then will I pluck up that nation, plucking up and destroying it, saith the LORD.

Literal Standard Version
And if they do not listen, Then I have plucked up that nation, Plucking up and destroying,” A declaration of YHWH!

NET Bible
But I will completely uproot and destroy any of those nations that will not pay heed,'" says the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
But if they will not hear, then will I pluck up that nation, plucking up and destroying it,'" says the LORD.

World English Bible
But if they will not hear, then will I pluck up that nation, plucking up and destroying it, says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And if they do not hearken, Then I have plucked up that nation, Plucking up and destroying, An affirmation of Jehovah!'

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Message for Israel's Neighbors
16And if they will diligently learn the ways of My people and swear by My name, saying, ‘As surely as the LORD lives’—just as they once taught My people to swear by Baal—then they will be established among My people. 17But if they will not obey, then I will uproot that nation; I will uproot it and destroy it, declares the LORD.”

Cross References
Psalm 2:8
Ask Me, and I will make the nations Your inheritance, the ends of the earth Your possession.

Isaiah 60:12
For the nation or kingdom that will not serve you will perish; it will be utterly destroyed.

Daniel 11:4
But as soon as he is established, his kingdom will be broken up and parceled out toward the four winds of heaven. It will not go to his descendants, nor will it have the authority with which he ruled, because his kingdom will be uprooted and given to others.

Zechariah 1:6
But did not My words and My statutes, which I commanded My servants the prophets, overtake your fathers? They repented and said, 'Just as the LORD of Hosts purposed to do to us according to our ways and deeds, so He has done to us.'"


Treasury of Scripture

But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, said the LORD.

if.

Psalm 2:8-12
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession…

Isaiah 60:12
For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish; yea, those nations shall be utterly wasted.

Zechariah 14:16-19
And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles…

pluck.

Jeremiah 12:14-17
Thus saith the LORD against all mine evil neighbours, that touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit; Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out the house of Judah from among them…

Jeremiah 18:7
At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;

Jeremiah 31:28
And it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them, to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them, to build, and to plant, saith the LORD.









(17) I will utterly pluck up.--In this, as in the preceding verse, there is an obvious reference to the prophet's calling as described in Jeremiah 1:10, the self-same word being used as that which is there rendered "root out." The adverb "utterly" answers to the usual Hebrew reduplication of emphasis.



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But if
וְאִ֖ם (wə·’im)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

they will not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

obey,
יִשְׁמָ֑עוּ (yiš·mā·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

then I will uproot
וְנָ֨תַשְׁתִּ֜י (wə·nā·ṯaš·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5428: To pull or pluck up, root out

that
הַה֛וּא (ha·hū)
Article | Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

nation;
הַגּ֥וֹי (hag·gō·w)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

I will uproot it
נָת֥וֹשׁ (nā·ṯō·wōš)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 5428: To pull or pluck up, root out

and destroy it,”
וְאַבֵּ֖ד (wə·’ab·bêḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

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


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