16 Their land will be an object of horror(A)
    and of lasting scorn;(B)
all who pass by will be appalled(C)
    and will shake their heads.(D)

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I will devastate this city and make it an object of horror and scorn;(A) all who pass by will be appalled(B) and will scoff because of all its wounds.(C)

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I will summon(A) all the peoples of the north(B) and my servant(C) Nebuchadnezzar(D) king of Babylon,” declares the Lord, “and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy[a](E) them and make them an object of horror and scorn,(F) and an everlasting ruin.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 25:9 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.

18 Jerusalem(A) and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin(B) and an object of horror and scorn,(C) a curse[a](D)—as they are today;(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 25:18 That is, their names to be used in cursing (see 29:22); or, to be seen by others as cursed

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