Jeremiah 6:18
New International Version
Therefore hear, you nations; you who are witnesses, observe what will happen to them.

New Living Translation
“Therefore, listen to this, all you nations. Take note of my people’s situation.

English Standard Version
Therefore hear, O nations, and know, O congregation, what will happen to them.

Berean Study Bible
Therefore hear, O nations, and learn, O congregations, what will happen to them.

New American Standard Bible
"Therefore hear, O nations, And know, O congregation, what is among them.

King James Bible
Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore listen, you nations and you witnesses, learn what the charge is against them.

Contemporary English Version
So I tell all nations on earth, "Watch what I will do!

Good News Translation
So the LORD said, "Listen, you nations, and learn what is going to happen to my people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore listen, you nations and you witnesses, learn what the charge is against them.

International Standard Version
Therefore, hear, nations, and know, congregation, what will happen to them.

NET Bible
So the LORD said, "Hear, you nations! Be witnesses and take note of what will happen to these people.

New Heart English Bible
"Therefore hear, you nations, and know, congregation, what will happen to them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Listen, you nations, and learn, you witnesses, what will happen to them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Therefore hear, ye nations, And know, O congregation, what is against them.

New American Standard 1977
“Therefore hear, O nations, And know, O congregation, what is among them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore hear, ye Gentiles, and know, O congregation of Gentiles.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore hear, you nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.

American King James Version
Therefore hear, you nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.

American Standard Version
Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Therefore have the nations heard, and they that feed their flocks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what great things I will do to them.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O assembly, what is among them.

English Revised Version
Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.

World English Bible
Therefore hear, you nations, and know, congregation, what is among them.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore hear, O nations, and know, O company, That which is upon them.
Study Bible
Jerusalem's Final Warning
17I appointed watchmen over you and said, ‘Listen for the sound of the ram’s horn.’ But they answered, ‘We will not listen!’ 18Therefore hear, O nations, and learn, O congregations, what will happen to them. 19Hear, O earth! I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their own schemes, because they have paid no attention to My word and have rejected My instruction.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 6:17
I appointed watchmen over you and said, 'Listen for the sound of the ram's horn.' But they answered, 'We will not listen!'

Jeremiah 6:19
Hear, O earth! I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their own schemes, for they have paid no attention to My word and have rejected My instruction.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore hear, you nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.

hear.

Jeremiah 4:10
Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.

Jeremiah 31:10
Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.

Deuteronomy 29:24-28
Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger? …







Lexicon
Therefore
לָכֵ֖ן (lā·ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3651: So -- thus

hear,
שִׁמְע֣וּ (šim·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

O nations,
הַגּוֹיִ֑ם (hag·gō·w·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

and learn,
וּדְעִ֥י (ū·ḏə·‘î)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

O congregations,
עֵדָ֖ה (‘ê·ḏāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5712: A stated assemblage

what will happen
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

to them.
בָּֽם׃ (bām)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
(18) Therefore hear, ye nations . . .--The obstinate refusal with which the people met the summons of the prophet leads him once more to a solemn appeal (1) to the heathen nations, then (2) to the "congregation" of Israel (as in Exodus and Numbers passim), or, possibly, of mankind collectively, (3) to earth as the witness of the judgments of Jehovah.

What is among them.--Better, what comes to pass for them, i.e., for the sinful people.

Verse 18. - Therefore hear, etc. Remonstrance being useless, the sentence upon Israel can no longer be delayed, and Jehovah summons the nations of the earth as witnesses (comp. Micah 1:2; Isaiah 18:3; Psalm 49:1). O congregation, what is among them. The passage is obscure. "Congregation" can only refer to the foreign nations mentioned in the first clause; for Israel could not be called upon to hear the judgment "upon this people" (ver. 19). There is, however, no other passage in which the word has this reference. The words rendered "what is among them," or "what (shall happen) in them," seem unnaturally laconic, and not as weighty as one would expect after the solemn introduction. If correct, they must of course refer to the Israelites. But Graf's conjecture that the text is corrupt lies near at hand. The least alteration which will remove the difficulties of the passage is that presupposed by the rendering of Aquila (not Symmachus, as St. Jerome says; see Field's 'Hexapla') and J. D. Michaelis, "the testimony which is against them." 6:18-30 God rejects their outward services, as worthless to atone for their sins. Sacrifice and incense were to direct them to a Mediator; but when offered to purchase a license to go on in sin, they provoke God. The sins of God's professing people make them an easy prey to their enemies. They dare not show themselves. Saints may rejoice in hope of God's mercies, though they see them only in the promise: sinners must mourn for fear of God's judgments, though they see them only in the threatenings. They are the worst of revolters, and are all corrupters. Sinners soon become tempters. They are compared to ore supposed to have good metal in it, but which proves all dross. Nothing will prevail to part between them and their sins. Reprobate silver shall they be called, useless and worthless. When warnings, corrections, rebukes, and all means of grace, leave men unrenewed, they will be left, as rejected of God, to everlasting misery. Let us pray, then, that we may be refined by the Lord, as silver is refined.
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