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21 So, this is what the Lord says:

“I will assuredly[a] make these people stumble to their doom.[b]
Parents and children will stumble and fall to their destruction.[c]
Friends and neighbors will die.”

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  1. Jeremiah 6:21 tn This is an attempt to render the Hebrew particle rendered “behold,” which has a first person pronominal suffix.
  2. Jeremiah 6:21 tn Heb “I will put stumbling blocks in front of these people.” In this context the stumbling blocks are the invading armies.
  3. Jeremiah 6:21 tn The words “and fall to their destruction” are implicit in the metaphor and are supplied in the translation for clarity.

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