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Jeremiah 18:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy it;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [At what] instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy [it];
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to uproot, to pull down, or to destroy [it];
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [At what] instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy [it];
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— At the moment that I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to break down, and to destroy,
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The moment I speak, concerning a nation, or concerning a kingdom,—to pull up and to break down, and to destroy;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The moment I speak concerning a nation, And concerning a kingdom, To pluck up and to break down, and to destroy,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— I will suddenly speak against a nation, and against a kingdom, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [At what] instant I shall speake concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdome, to plucke vp and to pull downe, and to destroy [it].
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— [If] I shall pronounce a decree upon a nation, or upon a kingdom, to cut them off, and to destroy [them];
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [At what] instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy [it];

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[At what] instant 7281
{7281} Prime
רֶגַע
rega`
{reh'-gah}
From H7280; a wink (of the eyes), that is, a very short space of time.
I shall speak 1696
{1696} Prime
דִּבֵּר
dabar
{daw-bar'}
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
z8762
<8762> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 2447
concerning x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
a nation, 1471
{1471} Prime
גּוֹי
gowy
{go'-ee}
Apparently from the same root as H1465 (in the sense of massing); a foreign nation; hence a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts.
and concerning x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
a kingdom, 4467
{4467} Prime
מַמְלָכָה
mamlakah
{mam-law-kaw'}
From H4427; dominion, that is, (abstractly) the estate (rule) or (concretely) the country (realm).
to pluck up, 5428
{5428} Prime
נָתַשׁ
nathash
{naw-thash'}
A primitive root; to tear away.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
and to pull down, 5422
{5422} Prime
נָתַץ
nathats
{naw-thats'}
A primitive root; to tear down.
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
and to destroy 6
{0006} Prime
אָבַד
'abad
{aw-bad'}
A primitive root; properly to wander away, that is lose oneself; by implication to perish (causatively, destroy).
z8687
<8687> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 1162
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Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Jeremiah 18:7

_ _ At what instant — in a moment, when the nation least expects it. Hereby he reminds the Jews how marvelously God had delivered them from their original degradation, that is, In one and the same day ye were the most wretched, and then the most favored of all people [Calvin].

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 18:1-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
to pluck:

Jeremiah 1:10 See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.
Jeremiah 12:14-17 Thus saith the LORD against all mine evil neighbours, that touch the inheritance which I have caused my people Israel to inherit; Behold, I will pluck them out of their land, and pluck out the house of Judah from among them. ... But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 25:9-14 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations. ... For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands.
Jeremiah 45:4 Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD saith thus; Behold, [that] which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.
Amos 9:8 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD [are] upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the LORD.
Jonah 3:4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
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Jr 1:10; 12:14; 25:9; 45:4. Am 9:8. Jna 3:4.

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