Jeremiah 8:15

We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble!

We looked for peace,.... Outward prosperity, affluence of temporal blessings, peace with enemies, and safety from them, which the false prophets had given them reason to expect; or which last they concluded and hoped for, from their being in the defenced cities:

but no good came; they were disappointed in their expectation; the good that was promised them, and they looked for, never came, but all the reverse:

and for a time of health; or, of healing {l}; the political wounds of the commonwealth of Israel:

and behold trouble! or "terror" {m}; at the approach of the enemy, described in the following verses. The Targum is,

"a time of pardon of offences, and, lo, a punishment of sins.''

Healing, in Scripture, signifies pardon of sin; see Psalms 41:4.

{l} hprm "medelae, vel sanationis", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus, Schmidt.
{m} hteb "terror", Pagninus, Montanus, Junius & Tremellius, Schmdit.