New International Version
They surround her like men guarding a field, 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.
Darby Bible Translation
As keepers of a field are they against her round about; for she hath been rebellious against me, saith Jehovah.
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.'
Jeremiah 4:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As keepers of a field - In the eastern countries grain is often sown in the open country; and, when nearly ripe, guards are placed at different distances round about it to preserve it from being plundered. Jerusalem was watched, like one of these fields, by guards all round about it; so that none could enter to give assistance, and none who wished to escape were permitted to go out.
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You all know the story; it scarce needs that I should tell it to you. Last Saturday week some two hundred or more miners descended in health and strength to their usual work in the bowels of the earth. They had not been working long, their wives and their children had risen, and their little ones had gone to their schools, when suddenly there was heard a noise at the mouth of the pit;--it was an explosion,--all knew what it meant. Men's hearts failed them, for well they prophesied the horror which …
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The Unseen Watcher
2 Kings 25:1
So in the ninth year of Zedekiah's reign, on the tenth day of the tenth month, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon marched against Jerusalem with his whole army. He encamped outside the city and built siege works all around it.
2 Kings 25:4
Then the city wall was broken through, and the whole army fled at night through the gate between the two walls near the king's garden, though the Babylonians were surrounding the city. They fled toward the Arabah,
but if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword." For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.
Your rulers are rebels, partners with thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.
But these people have stubborn and rebellious hearts; they have turned aside and gone away.
Shepherds with their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents around her, each tending his own portion."
"The LORD is righteous, yet I rebelled against his command. Listen, all you peoples; look on my suffering. My young men and young women have gone into exile.
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