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The wind will shepherd away all your shepherds,
and your lovers will go into captivity.
Surely then you will be ashamed and confounded
for all your wickedness. Bible

“shepherd away all your shepherds.” A play on words to emphasize that the kings and leaders of Judah, the “shepherds,” would be “shepherded away,” that is, taken away by God’s “wind.” The word “wind” is ruach, (“wind, breath, spirit”), and is sometimes used of God’s judgment. This idiomatic verse could be understood as, “The judgment of God will remove your king and your leaders.”


Commentary for: Jeremiah 22:22