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

β€œAt that time,

It will be said to

This people,

To Jerusalem.

β€˜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.