“This will happen[b] because my people are foolish. They do not know me. They are like children who have no sense.[c] They have no understanding. They are skilled at doing evil. They do not know how to do good.”
Jeremiah 4:22tn These words are not in the text but are supplied in the translation to show clearly the shift in speaker. Jeremiah has been speaking; now the Lord answers, giving the reason for the devastation Jeremiah foresees.
Jeremiah 4:22tnHeb “For….” This gives the explanation for the destruction envisaged in 4:20 to which Jeremiah responds in 4:19, 21.
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