New International Version
14 Why are we sitting here?
Let us flee to the fortified cities(A)
and perish there!
For the Lord our God has doomed us to perish
and given us poisoned water(B) to drink,
because we have sinned(C) against him.
15 We hoped for peace(D)
but no good has come,
for a time of healing
but there is only terror.(E)
16 The snorting of the enemy’s horses(F)
is heard from Dan;(G)
at the neighing of their stallions
the whole land trembles.(H)
They have come to devour(I)
the land and everything in it,
the city and all who live there.
20 “The harvest is past,
the summer has ended,
and we are not saved.”
- Jeremiah 8:18 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.