The attack is coming (Jer 10:22-10:22)

“Hear that noise!

Listen!

It is coming!

There is a great commotion

From the land of the north.

They want

To make the cities of Judah

A desolation,

A lair of jackals.”

Jeremiah reminds people that the attack is coming from the north. If they listened carefully, they could hear them coming. They intended to make Judah a place of desolation where only wild jackal dogs lived. This concept of a lair of jackals appeared often in his presentations.