JEREMIAH 1:15

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“For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the Lord; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah.”

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Jeremiah 1:15 Translation & Meaning

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For, כִּ֣י׀ (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed For
lo, הִנְנִ֣י Lo!; also (as expressing surprise) if lo
I will call קֹרֵ֗א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) call
all לְכָֽל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the families מִשְׁפְּח֛וֹת A family, i.e., circle of relatives; figuratively, a class (of persons), a species (of animals) or sort (of things); by extension a tribe or people families
of the kingdoms מַמְלְכ֥וֹת Dominion, i.e., (abstractly) the estate (rule) or (concretely) the country (realm) kingdoms
of the north, צָפ֖וֹנָה Properly, hidden, i.e., dark; used only of the north as a quarter (gloomy and unknown) north
saith נְאֻם An oracle saith
the Lord; יְהוָ֑ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
and they shall come, וּבָ֡אוּ To go or come (in a wide variety of applications) come
and they shall set וְֽנָתְנוּ֩ To give, used with greatest latitude of application (put, make, etc.) set
every one אִ֨ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) every one
his throne כִּסְא֜וֹ Properly, covered, i.e., a throne (as canopied) throne
at the entering פֶּ֣תַח׀ An opening (literally), i.e., door (gate) or entrance way entering
of the gates שַׁעֲרֵ֣י An opening, i.e., door or gate gates
of Jerusalem, יְרוּשָׁלִַ֗ם Jerushalaim or Jerushalem, the capital city of Palestine Jerusalem
and against וְעַ֤ל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications against
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the walls חוֹמֹתֶ֙יהָ֙ A wall of protection walls
thereof round about, סָבִ֔יב (as noun) a circle, neighbour, or environs; but chiefly (as adverb, with or without preposition) around thereof round about
and against וְעַ֖ל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications against
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the cities עָרֵ֥י A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) cities
of Judah. יְהוּדָֽה׃ Jehudah (or Judah), the name of five Israelites; also of the tribe descended from the first, and of its territory Judah

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  • 13  And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north.

  • 14  Then the Lord said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land.

  • 15  For, lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the Lord; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah.

  • 16  And I will utter my judgments against them touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.

  • 17  Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee: be not dismayed at their faces, lest I confound thee before them.




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