14 Why do we stay? [a]assemble yourselves, and let us enter into the strong cities, and let us be quiet there: for the Lord our God hath put us to silence, and given us water with [b]gall to drink, because we have sinned against the Lord.

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  1. Jeremiah 8:14 He speaketh in the person of the people, who when the enemy cometh, will turn about to hide themselves, and acknowledge that it is God’s hand.
  2. Jeremiah 8:14 That is, hath brought us into extreme affliction, and thus they shall not attribute this plague to fortune, but to God’s just judgment, Jer. 9:15 and 23:15.