30 You are to prophesy all those things to them, and then say to them: Hashem roars from on high, He makes His voice heard from His holy dwelling; He roars aloud over His [earthly] abode; He utters shouts like the grape-treaders, Against all the dwellers on earth.
v’-a-TAH ti-na-VAY a-lay-HEM AYT kol ha-d’-va-REEM ha-AY-leh v’-a-mar-TA a-lay-HEM a-do-NAI mi-ma-ROM yish-AG u-mi-m’-ON kod-SHO yi-TAYN ko-LO sha-OG yish-AG al na-VAY-hu hay-DAD k’-do-r’-KHEEM ya-a-NEH EL kol yo-sh’-VAY ha-A-retz
ל וְאַתָּה תִּנָּבֵא אֲלֵיהֶם אֵת כָּל־הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵיהֶם יְהֹוָה מִמָּרוֹם יִשְׁאָג וּמִמְּעוֹן קָדְשׁוֹ יִתֵּן קוֹלוֹ שָׁאֹג יִשְׁאַג עַל־נָוֵהוּ הֵידָד כְּדֹרְכִים יַעֲנֶה אֶל כָּל־יֹשְׁבֵי הָאָרֶץ׃
25:30 Hashem roars from on high
The prophecy in this chapter was uttered in the year 605 BCE, a pivotal time for Yirmiyahu. At the great battle of Carchemish, Babylonia decisively defeated Assyria and Egypt, becoming the sole dominant power in the ancient world. Those nations, like Yehuda, who had sided with the losers would soon face Babylonia’s wrath. Yirmiyahu assures the people that this dark period is temporary; the Babylonians will fall to the Persians seventy years later. And though the Beit Hamikdash will be destroyed, ultimately Hashem will hold all the nations accountable for this outrage. Roaring like a lion, His wrath will go forth and exact retribution for the violence done to the Children of Israel and to His land.