The hot wind of judgment (Jer 4:11-4:12)

“At that time,

It will be said to

This people,

To Jerusalem.

‘A hot wind comes from me

Out of the bare heights

In the desert,

Toward my poor people,

Not to winnow,

Not to cleanse.

A wind too strong

For that comes.

Now it is I

Who speak

In judgment against them.’”

Yahweh was going to come like a hot wind from a height in a desert upon the people of Judah. This wind would be not be like a winnowing or cleansing wind, but a strong destroying wind, speaking out in judgment against the people of Judah and Jerusalem.