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My heritage has become to me
like a lion in the forest,
she has raised her voice against me;
therefore I have come to hate her. Bible other translations

“like a lion in the forest.” God’s people have rejected Him and raised their voice against Him; they roared against Him. Like a lion in the forest, Judah has even become dangerous to God, she rejects Him, twists His words, and hurts and even kills the individuals He loves, such as the prophets, the poor, and the widows.

“raised her voice against me.” The Hebrew is more literally like Young’s Literal Translation: “She gave forth against Me with her voice,” but that is not very clear in English, and the meaning is that Judah raised her voice against God.


Commentary for: Jeremiah 12:8