Jeremiah 4:21
New International Version
How long must I see the battle standard and hear the sound of the trumpet?

New Living Translation
How long must I see the battle flags and hear the trumpets of war?

English Standard Version
How long must I see the standard and hear the sound of the trumpet?

Berean Study Bible
How long must I see the signal flag and hear the sound of the horn?

King James Bible
How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?

New King James Version
How long will I see the standard, And hear the sound of the trumpet?

New American Standard Bible
How long must I see the flag And hear the sound of the trumpet?

NASB 1995
How long must I see the standard And hear the sound of the trumpet?

NASB 1977
How long must I see the standard, And hear the sound of the trumpet?

Amplified Bible
How long [O LORD] must I see the banner [marking the way for flight] And hear the sound of the trumpet [urging the people to run for safety]?

Christian Standard Bible
How long must I see the signal flag and hear the sound of the ram’s horn?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How long must I see the signal flag and hear the sound of the ram's horn?

American Standard Version
How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How long shall I see fugitives and shall I hear the sound of the trumpets?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How long shall I see fugitives, and hear the sound of the trumpet?

Contemporary English Version
How long will I see enemy flags and hear their trumpets?

Douay-Rheims Bible
How long shall I see men fleeing away, how long shall I hear the sound of the trumpet?

English Revised Version
How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?

Good News Translation
How long must I see the battle raging and hear the blasts of trumpets?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
How long must I see the battle flag and hear the sound of rams' horns?

International Standard Version
How long will I see the battle standard and hear the sound of the trumpet?

JPS Tanakh 1917
How long shall I see the standard, Shall I hear the sound of the horn?

Literal Standard Version
Until when do I see an ensign? Do I hear the voice of a horn?

NET Bible
"How long must I see the enemy's battle flags and hear the military signals of their bugles?"

New Heart English Bible
How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?

World English Bible
How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?

Young's Literal Translation
Till when do I see an ensign? Do I hear the voice of a trumpet?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Lamentation for Judah
20Disaster after disaster is proclaimed, for the whole land is laid waste. My tents are destroyed in an instant, my curtains in a moment. 21How long must I see the signal flag and hear the sound of the horn? 22“For My people are fools; they have not known Me. They are foolish children, without understanding. They are skilled in doing evil, but they know not how to do good.”…

Cross References
Jeremiah 4:6
Raise a signal flag toward Zion. Seek refuge! Do not delay! For I am bringing disaster from the north, and terrible destruction.

Jeremiah 4:20
Disaster after disaster is proclaimed, for the whole land is laid waste. My tents are destroyed in an instant, my curtains in a moment.

Jeremiah 4:22
"For My people are fools; they have not known Me. They are foolish children, without understanding. They are skilled in doing evil, but they know not how to do good."

Jeremiah 42:14
and if you say, 'No, but we will go to the land of Egypt and live there, where we will not see war or hear the sound of the ram's horn or hunger for bread,'


Treasury of Scripture

How long shall I see the standard, and hear the sound of the trumpet?

How long.

Jeremiah 4:14
O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

shall I.

Jeremiah 4:5,6,19
Declare ye in Judah, and publish in Jerusalem; and say, Blow ye the trumpet in the land: cry, gather together, and say, Assemble yourselves, and let us go into the defenced cities…

Jeremiah 6:1
O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem: for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction.

2 Chronicles 35:25
And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah: and all the singing men and the singing women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day, and made them an ordinance in Israel: and, behold, they are written in the lamentations.









(21) How long shall I see . . .--The "standard," as in Jeremiah 4:6, is the alarm signal given to the fugitives. The "trumpet" sounds to give the alarm, and quicken their flight to the defenced city. The prophet sees no end to the miseries of the coming war.

Verse 21. - Shall I see the standard. (See on ver. 6.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
How long
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

must I see
אֶרְאֶה־ (’er·’eh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular
Strong's 7200: To see

the signal flag
נֵּ֑ס (nês)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5251: A flag, a sail, a flagstaff, a signal, a token

and hear
אֶשְׁמְעָ֖ה (’eš·mə·‘āh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect Cohortative - first person common singular
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

the sound
ק֥וֹל (qō·wl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

of the trumpet?
שׁוֹפָֽר׃ (šō·w·p̄ār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7782: A cornet, curved horn


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