Don’t become a terror to me.
You are my refuge in the day of disaster.
“I will cause the people ahead of you to feel terror and throw into confusion all the nations you come to. I will make all your enemies turn their backs to you in retreat.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
the arrow that flies by day,
for this is what the Lord says, ‘I am about to make you a terror to both yourself and those you love. They will fall by the sword of their enemies before your very eyes. I will hand Judah over to the king of Babylon, and he will deport them to Babylon and put them to the sword.
then I will do this to you: I will bring terror on you—wasting disease and fever that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will sow your seed in vain because your enemies will eat it.
Today I will begin to put the fear and dread of you on the peoples everywhere under heaven. They will hear the report about you, tremble, and be in anguish because of you.’
and you will be established
on a foundation of righteousness.
You will be far from oppression,
you will certainly not be afraid;
you will be far from terror,
it will certainly not come near you.
The next day, when Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, Jeremiah said to him, “The Lord does not call you Pashhur, but Magor-missabib,
Every time it passes through,
it will carry you away;
it will pass through every morning—
every day and every night.
Only terror will cause you
to understand the message.
He made their days end in futility,
their years in sudden disaster.
For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have its approval.
Yes, this is what the Lord says:We have heard a cry of terror,
of dread—there is no peace.
Put terror in them, Lord;
let the nations know they are only men.Selah
1 Peter 3:6
just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. You have become her children when you do what is good and are not frightened by anything alarming.
When they set out, a terror from God came over the cities around them, and they did not pursue Jacob’s sons.
doing justice for the fatherless and the oppressed
so that men of the earth may terrify them no more.
In the evening—sudden terror!
Before morning—it is gone!
This is the fate of those who plunder us
and the lot of those who ravage us.
The land of Judah will terrify Egypt; whenever Judah is mentioned, Egypt will tremble because of what the Lord of Hosts has planned against it.
A king’s terrible wrath is like the roaring of a lion;
anyone who provokes him endangers himself.
Your mind will meditate on the past terror:
“Where is the accountant?
Where is the tribute collector?
Where is the one who spied out our defenses?”
Panic, pit, and trap await you
who dwell on the earth.
For disaster from God terrifies me,
and because of His majesty I could not do these things.
I will make you an object of horror, and you will no longer exist. You will be sought but will never be found again.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
Justice executed is a joy to the righteous
but a terror to those who practice iniquity.
Then they will be filled with terror,
for God is with those who are righteous.
Don’t fear sudden danger
or the ruin of the wicked when it comes,
For I have heard the gossip of many people,
“Terror is on every side!
Report him; let’s report him!”
Everyone I trusted watches for my fall.
“Perhaps he will be deceived
so that we might prevail against him
and take our vengeance on him.”
We hoped for peace, but there was nothing good;
for a time of healing, but there was only terror.
I have heard the gossip of many;
terror is on every side.
When they conspired against me,
they plotted to take my life.
and terror and dread will fall on them.
They will be as still as a stone
because of Your powerful arm
until Your people pass by, Lord,
until the people whom You purchased pass by.