The message Jeremiah gave the deputation was not enough. He was commanded to go to the house of the king. This he did, and what he there said occupies the succeeding chapters up to and including chapter twenty-seven.
Arrived at the court, he, first of all, repeated at greater length his call to repentance and warning. The way of repentance is the way of restoration. The way of disobedience is the way of destruction.
He then reviewed in three movements the history of the three predecessors of Zedekiah. First, concerning Jehoahaz, he declared that there was no need to weep for Josiah who had died, but rather for Jehoahaz (that is, Shallurn), who had been carried away to die in captivity. Moving on to the reign of Jehoiakim, he described the sin of his unrighteous reign, which,was characterized by injustice and oppression. For this sin he had been judged and cast out from Jerusalem. Yet his influence had remained. Finally, the prophet described the doom of Jehoiakim's son Jehoiachin (Coniah), and its reason.
the Second Week after Epiphany