Jeremiah 6:3
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New International Version
Shepherds with their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents around her, each tending his own portion."

New Living Translation
Enemies will surround you, like shepherds camped around the city. Each chooses a place for his troops to devour.

English Standard Version
Shepherds with their flocks shall come against her; they shall pitch their tents around her; they shall pasture, each in his place.

Berean Study Bible
Shepherds and their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents all around her, each tending his own portion:

New American Standard Bible
"Shepherds and their flocks will come to her, They will pitch their tents around her, They will pasture each in his place.

King James Bible
The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.

Christian Standard Bible
Shepherds and their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents all around her. Each will pasture his own portion.

Contemporary English Version
but shepherds will surround it and divided up, then let their flocks eat all the grass.

Good News Translation
kings will camp there with their armies. They will pitch their tents around the city, and each of them will camp wherever they want.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Shepherds and their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents all around her. Each will pasture his own portion.

International Standard Version
Shepherds and their flocks will come against her. They'll pitch their tents all around her, and every one will tend his flock in his own place.

NET Bible
Kings will come against it with their armies. They will encamp in siege all around it. Each of them will devastate the portion assigned to him.

New Heart English Bible
Shepherds with their flocks shall come to her; they shall pitch their tents against her all around; they shall feed everyone in his place."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
With their flocks, shepherds will come to them, pitch their tents all around them, and each of them will tend his own flock.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shepherds with their flocks come unto her; They pitch their tents against her round about; They feed bare every one what is nigh at hand.

New American Standard 1977
“Shepherds and their flocks will come to her, They will pitch their tents around her, They will pasture each in his place.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed each one his portion.

King James 2000 Bible
The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed everyone in his own place.

American King James Version
The shepherds with their flocks shall come to her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.

American Standard Version
Shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The shepherds shall come to her with their flocks: they have pitched their tents against her round about: every one shall feed them that are under his hand.

Darby Bible Translation
Shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch [their] tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.

English Revised Version
Shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.

Webster's Bible Translation
The shepherds with their flocks shall come to her; they shall pitch their tents against her on every side; they shall feed every one in his place.

World English Bible
Shepherds with their flocks shall come to her; they shall pitch their tents against her all around; they shall feed everyone in his place."

Young's Literal Translation
Unto her come do shepherds and their droves, They have stricken tents by her round about, They have fed each in his own station.
Study Bible
Jerusalem's Final Warning
2Though she is beautiful and delicate, I will destroy the Daughter of Zion. 3Shepherds and their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents all around her, each tending his own portion: 4“Prepare for battle against her; rise up, let us attack at noon. Woe to us, for the daylight is fading; the evening shadows grow long.…
Cross References
Luke 19:43
For the days will come upon you when your enemies will barricade you and surround you and hem you in on every side.

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.

Jeremiah 4:17
They surround her like men guarding a field, because she has rebelled against Me, declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 12:10
Many shepherds have destroyed My vineyard; they have trampled My plot of land. They have turned My pleasant field into a desolate wasteland.

Treasury of Scripture

The shepherds with their flocks shall come to her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.

shepherds.

Nahum 3:18 Your shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: your nobles shall dwell …

they shall.

Jeremiah 4:16,17 Make you mention to the nations; behold, publish against Jerusalem, …

Jeremiah 39:1-3 In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, …

2 Kings 24:2,10-12 And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees, and bands of …

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

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







(3) Shall come unto her.--Better, Unto it (sc., the pasture) shall come shepherds with their flocks--i.e., the leaders and the armies of the invaders. The other verbs are in the past tense, the future being seen, as it were realised, They have pitched, they have pastured.

Every one in his place.--Literally, each on his hand, or perhaps, "they shall feed, each his hand," i.e., shall let it rove in plunder at will by the side of his own tent. The work of plunder was to go on everywhere. The imagery is drawn from the attack of a nomadic tribe on a richly-cultivated plain.

The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her,.... Kings and their armies, as the Targum paraphrases it; kings and generals are compared to shepherds, and their armies to flocks, who are under their command and direction; here they design Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, with his generals and armies, who should come up against Jerusalem, as to a good pasture:

they shall pitch their tents against her round about; their military tents, in allusion to pastoral ones. The phrase is expressive of the Chaldean army surrounding and besieging Jerusalem:

they shall feed everyone in his place; where he is ordered and fixed by his head general: or, "everyone shall feed his hand" (p): the sheep of his hand; see Psalm 95:7, "them that are under his hand", as the Vulgate Latin version renders it; who are committed to his care and charge. The meaning is, he shall direct the company or companies of soldiers under him, where to be, and what part to take in the siege; or "with his hand", as the Septuagint, with the skilfulness of his hands, Psalm 78:72, or with might and power; or "at his hand", as the Arabic version; what is at hand, what is nearest to him; or according to his will and pleasure. The Targum is,

"everyone shall help his neighbour.''

The sense, according to Kimchi, is, one king or general shall lay siege against a city, or against cities, and so another, until they have consumed and subdued the whole land.

(p) "paverunt unusquisque manum suam", Montanus; "eos qui sub manu sua sunt", V. L. 3. shepherds—hostile leaders with their armies (Jer 1:15; 4:17; 49:20; 50:45).

feed—They shall consume each one all that is near him; literally, "his hand," that is, the place which he occupies (Nu 2:17; see on [899]Isa 56:5).6:1-8 Whatever methods are used, it is vain to contend with God's judgments. The more we indulge in the pleasures of this life, the more we unfit ourselves for the troubles of this life. The Chaldean army shall break in upon the land of Judah, and in a little time devour all. The day is coming, when those careless and secure in sinful ways will be visited. It is folly to trifle when we have eternal salvation to work out, and the enemies of that salvation to fight against. But they were thus eager, not that they might fulfil God's counsels, but that they might fill their own treasures; yet God thereby served his own purposes. The corrupt heart of man, in its natural state, casts out evil thoughts, just as a fountain casts out her waters. It is always flowing, yet always full. The God of mercy is loth to depart even from a provoking people, and is earnest with them, that by repentance and reformation, they may prevent things from coming to extremity.
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