Jeremiah 4:17
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New International Version
They surround her like men guarding a field, because she has rebelled against me,'" declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
They surround Jerusalem like watchmen around a field, for my people have rebelled against me," says the LORD.

English Standard Version
Like keepers of a field are they against her all around, because she has rebelled against me, declares the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
They surround her like men guarding a field, because she has rebelled against Me, declares the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
'Like watchmen of a field they are against her round about, Because she has rebelled against Me,' declares the LORD.

King James Bible
As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
They have her surrounded like those who guard a field, because she has rebelled against me. This is the LORD's declaration.

Good News Translation
and will surround Jerusalem like men guarding a field, because her people have rebelled against the LORD. The LORD has spoken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have her surrounded like those who guard a field, because she has rebelled against Me. This is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
They have surrounded her like those guarding a field because they have rebelled against me,'" declares the LORD.

NET Bible
They will surround Jerusalem like men guarding a field because they have rebelled against me," says the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
As keepers of a field, they are against her all around, because she has been rebellious against me,'" says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They surround them like men guarding a field, because Judah has rebelled against me," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As keepers of a field Are they against her round about; Because she hath been rebellious against Me, Saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
‘Like watchmen of a field they are against her round about, Because she has rebelled against Me,’ declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As the watchmen of the heritages, they were upon her round about because she has been rebellious against me, saith the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Like keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she has been rebellious against me, says the LORD.

American King James Version
As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she has been rebellious against me, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
As keepers of a field are they against her round about, because she hath been rebellious against me, saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are set round about her, as keepers of fields: because she hath provoked me to wrath, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
As keepers of a field are they against her round about; for she hath been rebellious against me, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
As keepers of a field are they against her round about; because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
As keepers of a field they are against her on all sides; because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
As keepers of a field, they are against her all around, because she has been rebellious against me,'" says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
As the keepers of a field They have been against her round about, For with Me she hath been rebellious, An affirmation of Jehovah.'
Study Bible
Disaster from the North
16Warn the nations now! Proclaim to Jerusalem: “A besieging army comes from a distant land; they raise their voices against the cities of Judah. 17They surround her like men guarding a field, because she has rebelled against Me, declares the LORD. 18Your ways and your deeds have brought this upon you. This is your punishment. How bitter it is, because it pierces to the heart!”…
Cross References
2 Kings 25:1
So in the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon marched against Jerusalem with his entire army. They encamped outside the city and built a siege wall all around it.

2 Kings 25:4
Then the city was breached; and though the Chaldeans had surrounded the city, all the men of war fled by night by way of the gate between the two walls near the king's garden. They fled toward the Arabah,

Isaiah 1:20
But if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

Isaiah 1:23
Your rulers are rebels, friends of thieves. They all love bribes and chasing after rewards. They do not defend the fatherless, and the plea of the widow never comes before them.

Jeremiah 5:23
But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts. They have turned aside and gone away.

Jeremiah 6:3
Shepherds and their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents all around her, each tending his own portion:

Lamentations 1:18
The LORD is righteous, for I have rebelled against His command. Listen, all you people; look upon my suffering. My young men and maidens have gone into captivity.

Treasury of Scripture

As keepers of a field, are they against her round about; because she has been rebellious against me, said the LORD.

keepers.

Jeremiah 6:2,3 I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comely and delicate woman…

2 Kings 25:1-4 And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth …

Isaiah 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a …

Luke 19:43,44 For the days shall come on you, that your enemies shall cast a trench …

Luke 21:29-24 And he spoke to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees…

because.

Jeremiah 5:23 But this people has a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are …

Nehemiah 9:26,30 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and …

Isaiah 1:20-23 But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: …

Isaiah 30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will …

Lamentations 1:8,18 Jerusalem has grievously sinned; therefore she is removed: all that …

Ezekiel 2:3-7 And he said to me, Son of man, I send you to the children of Israel, …

Daniel 9:7 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces, …







(17) Field.--With the meaning, as in all early English, of "open," not "enclosed," country (Leviticus 14:7; Leviticus 17:5). The image is that of a nomadic tribe encamped in the open country, or of men watching their flocks (Luke 2:8) or crops (Job 27:18). So shall be the tents of the invaders round Jerusalem--keeping, or (as in 2Samuel 11:16) "observing," i.e., "blockading" the city.

Verse 17. - As keepers of a field. The prophet compares the tents, or perhaps the booths (1 Kings 20:12, 16), of the besieging army to the booths of the guardians of the crepe (Isaiah 1:8; Job 27:18). As keepers of a field, are they against her round about,.... As those that are set to watch a field, in which are fruit and corn of any sort, that thieves and robbers, and wild beasts, may not enter to waste and destroy, and are placed on all sides for that purpose; so the Chaldeans were round about Jerusalem, that none could make their escape out of it; see 2 Kings 25:4,

because she hath been rebellious against me, saith the Lord; it was not without reason that the Lord suffered the Chaldeans to come against Jerusalem, besiege, and take it; the inhabitants of it had rebelled against him, their King and their God; and therefore he delivers them up into the hands of another lord, and a cruel one; they had provoked him to anger with their sins, and caused him to stir up his wrath against them in this way: rebellion against a prince, or against a parent, is a provoking sin; see 1 Samuel 15:23. 17. keepers of a field—metaphor from those who watch a field, to frighten away the wild beasts.4:5-18 The fierce conqueror of the neighbouring nations was to make Judah desolate. The prophet was afflicted to see the people lulled into security by false prophets. The approach of the enemy is described. Some attention was paid in Jerusalem to outward reformation; but it was necessary that their hearts should be washed, in the exercise of true repentance and faith, from the love and pollution of sin. When lesser calamities do not rouse sinners and reform nations, sentence will be given against them. The Lord's voice declares that misery is approaching, especially against wicked professors of the gospel; when it overtakes them, it will be plainly seen that the fruit of wickedness is bitter, and the end is fatal.
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