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Jeremiah 22

Introduction

1He exhorts to repentance, with promises and threats.
10The judgment of Shallum;
13of Jehoiakim;
20and of Coniah.

Verse 1

Thus saith the LORD; Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word,
A. M. cir. 3406. B.C. cir. 598. Go
21:11; 34:2; 1 Samuel 15:16-23; 2 Samuel 12:1; 24:11,12; 1 Kings 21:18-20; 2 Chronicles 19:2,3; 25:15,16; 33:10; Hosea 5:1; Amos 7:13; Mark 6:18; Luke 3:19,20
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 22:10 - the king;  Isaiah 7:3 - Go forth;  Isaiah 39:3 - came Isaiah;  Jeremiah 1:18 - against;  Jeremiah 7:2 - Stand;  Zechariah 11:17 - Woe;  Acts 5:20 - stand

Verse 2

And say, Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates:
Hear
29; 13:18; 17:20-27; 19:3; 29:20; 1 Kings 22:19; Isaiah 1:10; 28:14; Ezekiel 34:7; Amos 7:16
that sittest
4,30; 17:25; 29:16,17; 36:30; Isaiah 9:7; Luke 1:32
enter
7:2; 17:20
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 22:10 - the king;  Nehemiah 13:17 - I contended;  Isaiah 39:3 - came Isaiah;  Jeremiah 10:1 - GeneralJeremiah 21:12 - Execute;  Jeremiah 34:2 - Go;  Jeremiah 36:6 - the words;  Micah 3:1 - Hear;  Acts 5:20 - stand

Verse 3

Thus saith the LORD; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.
Execute
5:28; 9:24; 21:12; Exodus 23:6-9; Leviticus 19:15; Deuteronomy 16:18-20; 25:1; 2 Samuel 23:3; Job 29:7-17; Psalms 72:2-4; Micah 3:11; Zechariah 7:9-11
do no wrong
do no violence
Deuteronomy 10:18; 24:7; 27:19; Job 22:9; 24:9; 29:12; Psalms 68:5; 94:6; Proverbs 23:10; Isaiah 1:23; Ezekiel 22:7; Malachi 3:5; James 1:27
neither
17; 7:6; 26:16; Deuteronomy 19:10-13; 2 Kings 24:4; Psalms 94:21; Proverbs 6:17; Isaiah 1:15-20; Joel 3:19
Reciprocal: Exodus 22:21 - vex a stranger;  Leviticus 19:13 - shalt not;  Deuteronomy 24:17 - pervert;  1 Chronicles 22:13 - Then shalt;  Psalm 82:3 - do;  Proverbs 31:9 - GeneralIsaiah 1:17 - seek;  Isaiah 16:3 - execute;  Jeremiah 4:1 - then shalt;  Jeremiah 22:15 - and do;  Jeremiah 23:5 - and shall;  Jeremiah 26:15 - ye shall;  Ezekiel 18:7 - hath spoiled;  Ezekiel 34:7 - GeneralEzekiel 45:9 - remove;  Acts 24:25 - righteousness

Verse 4

For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people.
then
17:25
upon the throne of David
Heb. for David upon his throne.
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 11:19 - he sat;  1 Chronicles 22:13 - Then shalt;  Jeremiah 7:6 - oppress;  Jeremiah 22:2 - that sittest;  Jeremiah 35:15 - ye shall dwell

Verse 5

But <I>if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.
if
17:27; 2 Chronicles 7:19,22; Isaiah 1:20
I
Genesis 22:16; Numbers 14:28-30; Deuteronomy 32:40-42; Psalms 95:11; Amos 6:8; 8:7,8; Hebrews 3:18; 6:13,17
that
7:13,14; 26:6-9; 39:8; Micah 3:12
Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:31 - and bring;  Isaiah 45:23 - sworn;  Jeremiah 13:17 - if

Verse 6

For thus saith the LORD unto the king's house of Judah; Thou art Gilead unto me, and the head of Lebanon: yet surely I will make thee a wilderness, and cities which are not inhabited.
unto
24; 21:11; Genesis 37:25; Deuteronomy 3:25; Song of Solomon 5:15
Thou
Gilead was the most fertile part of the country, and renowned for its rich pastures; and Lebanon was the highest mountain in Israel, celebrated for its stately cedars; and both were, therefore, proper emblems of the reigning family. "But though thou art the richest and most powerful, I, who raised thee up, can bring thee down, and make thee a wilderness."
surely
4:20; 7:34; 9:11; 19:7,8; 21:14; 25:9,10; 26:6-9,18; Psalms 107:34; Isaiah 6:11; 24:1-6; 27:10; Ezekiel 33:27,28
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 22:23 - Lebanon;  Hosea 2:3 - as;  Zechariah 10:10 - into;  Zechariah 11:1 - O Lebanon;  Romans 4:6 - imputeth

Verse 7

And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire.
I
4:6,7; 5:15; 50:20-23; Isaiah 10:3-7; 13:3-5; 54:16,17; Ezekiel 9:1-7; Matthew 22:7
cut
21:14; Isaiah 10:33,34; 27:10,11; 37:24; Zechariah 11:1
Reciprocal: Ezekiel 20:46 - the forest

Verse 8

And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall say every man to his neighbour, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this great city?
Deuteronomy 29:23-25; 1 Kings 9:8,9; 2 Chronicles 7:20-22; Lamentations 2:15-17; 4:12; Daniel 9:7
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 29:24 - General2 Chronicles 7:21 - Why;  Jeremiah 5:19 - Wherefore;  Jeremiah 9:12 - for;  Jeremiah 16:10 - Wherefore;  Jeremiah 40:2 - The Lord;  Lamentations 1:18 - hear;  Ezekiel 5:8 - in the;  Ezekiel 5:15 - an instruction;  Ezekiel 12:16 - and they;  Ezekiel 14:23 - that I have not;  Ezekiel 23:10 - famous;  Ezekiel 23:30 - thou hast;  Ezekiel 24:8 - I have set;  Ezekiel 39:23 - the heathen;  Amos 3:9 - and behold;  Hebrews 8:9 - they continued

Verse 9

Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.
2:17-19; 40:2,3; 50:7; Deuteronomy 29:25-28; 2 Kings 22:17; 2 Chronicles 34:25
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 29:24 - General1 Kings 9:8 - Why;  1 Kings 19:14 - forsaken;  2 Chronicles 7:21 - Why;  Jeremiah 5:19 - Wherefore;  Jeremiah 9:12 - for;  Jeremiah 9:13 - GeneralJeremiah 16:10 - Wherefore;  Jeremiah 31:32 - which;  Jeremiah 44:3 - of their;  Lamentations 1:18 - hear;  Ezekiel 5:8 - in the;  Ezekiel 5:15 - an instruction;  Ezekiel 12:16 - and they;  Ezekiel 14:23 - that I have not;  Ezekiel 16:59 - which;  Ezekiel 23:10 - famous;  Ezekiel 23:30 - thou hast;  Ezekiel 24:8 - I have set;  Ezekiel 39:23 - the heathen;  Amos 3:9 - and behold;  Hebrews 8:9 - they continued

Verse 10

Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him: but weep sore for him that goeth away: for he shall return no more, nor see his native country.
Weep ye
2 Kings 22:20; 23:30; 2 Chronicles 35:23-25; Ecclesiastes 4:2; Isaiah 57:1; Lamentations 4:9; Luke 23:28
weep sore
11; 2 Kings 23:30-34; Ezekiel 19:3,4
Reciprocal: Genesis 23:2 - mourn;  1 Samuel 1:10 - wept sore;  1 Kings 14:13 - shall mourn;  2 Chronicles 35:25 - Jeremiah;  2 Chronicles 36:4 - Necho;  Jeremiah 22:18 - They;  Jeremiah 42:18 - and ye shall see;  Ezekiel 19:1 - the princes;  Ezekiel 19:12 - strong;  Ezekiel 24:16 - yet;  Acts 8:2 - made

Verse 11

For thus saith the LORD touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his father, which went forth out of this place; He shall not return thither any more:
Shallum
1 Chronicles 3:15; 2 Chronicles 28:12; 34:22; 36:1-4
Jehoahaz
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:36 - bring thee;  2 Kings 23:31 - Jehoahaz;  2 Kings 23:34 - he came;  1 Chronicles 3:14 - Josiah;  Jeremiah 22:10 - weep sore;  Jeremiah 22:27 - to the;  Ezekiel 19:4 - he was;  Ezekiel 19:12 - strong;  Zephaniah 1:8 - the princes

Verse 12

But he shall die in the place whither they have led him captive, and shall see this land no more.
18; 2 Kings 23:34
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:36 - bring thee;  Ezekiel 19:4 - he was

Verse 13

Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;
unto
18; 2 Kings 23:35-37; 2 Chronicles 36:4
buildeth
Leviticus 19:13; Deuteronomy 24:14,15; Job 24:10,11; Micah 3:10; Habakkuk 2:9-11; Malachi 3:5; James 5:4
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 15:13 - General2 Samuel 7:2 - I dwell;  2 Kings 23:37 - he did;  2 Kings 24:5 - the rest;  1 Chronicles 14:1 - to build him;  2 Chronicles 36:5 - Jehoiakim;  Job 18:15 - because;  Job 20:18 - and he shall;  Proverbs 17:19 - he that;  Proverbs 29:4 - he that receiveth gifts;  Isaiah 5:8 - them;  Isaiah 10:1 - Woe;  Jeremiah 17:11 - he that;  Jeremiah 35:1 - in the;  Ezekiel 19:6 - he went;  Ezekiel 34:4 - but with;  Habakkuk 2:12 - him

Verse 14

That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.
I will
Proverbs 17:19; 24:27; Isaiah 5:8,9; 9:9; Daniel 4:30; Malachi 1:4; Luke 14:28,29
large
Heb. through-aired. windows, or, my windows. ceiled with cedar.
2 Samuel 7:2; 2 Chronicles 3:5; Song of Solomon 1:17; Haggai 1:4
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 5:29 - that it might;  Deuteronomy 8:12 - and hast built;  2 Samuel 5:11 - they built;  2 Samuel 15:1 - Absalom;  Nehemiah 3:25 - the king's;  Ecclesiastes 1:16 - communed;  Jeremiah 36:22 - GeneralJeremiah 52:13 - the king's;  Ezekiel 23:14 - vermilion;  Zephaniah 2:14 - the cedar

Verse 15

Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?
thy
18; 2 Kings 23:25; 1 Chronicles 3:15
eat
1 Kings 4:20-23; 2 Chronicles 35:7,8,12-18; Ecclesiastes 2:24; 9:7-10; 10:17; Isaiah 33:16; Luke 11:41; Acts 2:46; 1 Corinthians 10:31
and do
3; 21:12; 23:5; 2 Samuel 8:15; 1 Kings 10:9; 2 Kings 22:2; 23:25; 2 Chronicles 34:2; Proverbs 20:28; 21:3; 25:5; 29:4; 31:9; Isaiah 9:7
then
42:6; Deuteronomy 4:40; Psalms 128:1,2; Isaiah 3:10
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 5:29 - that it might;  Deuteronomy 8:12 - and hast built;  Ruth 3:1 - may be;  1 Samuel 8:3 - his sons;  2 Kings 22:20 - gathered;  1 Chronicles 17:1 - I dwell;  1 Chronicles 18:14 - executed;  Psalm 106:3 - keep;  Proverbs 28:16 - he that;  Proverbs 29:7 - but;  Ecclesiastes 2:21 - whose;  Isaiah 1:17 - seek;  Isaiah 33:6 - wisdom;  Jeremiah 5:28 - judge;  Jeremiah 7:6 - oppress;  Ezekiel 18:5 - that;  Ezekiel 18:8 - hath executed;  Hosea 5:4 - and;  Hosea 12:6 - keep;  Zephaniah 2:3 - all;  Zechariah 7:10 - oppress;  Matthew 23:23 - the weightier;  Acts 24:25 - righteousness;  Romans 13:3 - rulers

Verse 16

He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? saith the LORD.
judged
5:28; Job 29:12-17; Psalms 72:1-4,12,13; 82:3,4; 109:31; Proverbs 24:11,12; Isaiah 1:17
was not
9:3,16,24; 31:33,34; 1 Samuel 2:2; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Psalms 9:10; John 8:19,54,55; John 16:3; 17:3,6; Titus 1:16; 1 John 2:3,4
Reciprocal: Leviticus 25:17 - fear;  Judges 2:10 - knew not;  Ruth 3:1 - may be;  1 Samuel 2:12 - knew;  2 Samuel 8:15 - David executed;  2 Kings 8:3 - General2 Kings 22:20 - gathered;  Psalm 36:10 - that;  Psalm 58:2 - in heart;  Psalm 106:3 - keep;  Psalm 140:12 - the Lord;  Proverbs 1:13 - GeneralProverbs 29:14 - king;  Proverbs 31:9 - GeneralJeremiah 7:6 - oppress;  Ezekiel 18:7 - hath spoiled;  Ezekiel 18:8 - hath executed;  Ezekiel 18:17 - hath taken;  Hosea 5:4 - and;  Hosea 6:6 - the;  Zephaniah 2:3 - all;  Matthew 23:23 - the weightier;  Luke 18:2 - which

Verse 17

But thine eyes and thine heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.
thine eyes
Joshua 7:21; Job 31:7; Psalms 119:36,37; Ezekiel 19:6; 33:31; Mark 7:21,22; James 1:14,15; 2 Peter 2:14; 1 John 2:15,16
covetousness
Exodus 18:21; Psalms 10:3; Luke 12:15-21; 16:13,14; Romans 1:29; 1 Corinthians 6:10; Ephesians 5:3-5; Colossians 3:5; 1 Timothy 6:9,10; 2 Peter 2:3,14
to shed
3; 26:22-24; 1 Kings 21:19; 2 Kings 24:4; 2 Chronicles 36:8; Ezekiel 19:6; Zephaniah 3:3
violence
or, incursion.
Reciprocal: Exodus 20:17 - thy neighbour's house;  Leviticus 25:14 - General1 Kings 21:2 - Give me;  2 Kings 5:20 - and take;  Job 20:18 - and he shall;  Psalm 10:8 - his eyes;  Psalm 58:2 - in heart;  Psalm 94:5 - break;  Psalm 101:3 - set;  Proverbs 1:13 - GeneralProverbs 1:19 - every;  Proverbs 23:5 - thou;  Proverbs 27:20 - so;  Ecclesiastes 2:21 - whose;  Ecclesiastes 5:8 - regardeth;  Isaiah 1:23 - every;  Isaiah 3:5 - the people;  Isaiah 56:11 - all look;  Isaiah 57:17 - the iniquity;  Isaiah 59:3 - your hands;  Isaiah 59:7 - and they;  Jeremiah 6:13 - For;  Jeremiah 7:6 - and shed;  Jeremiah 17:11 - he that;  Jeremiah 19:4 - filled;  Jeremiah 26:15 - ye shall;  Ezekiel 7:23 - for;  Ezekiel 9:9 - and the land;  Ezekiel 18:7 - hath spoiled;  Ezekiel 34:3 - ye kill;  Ezekiel 45:8 - and my princes;  Micah 2:2 - they covet;  Zephaniah 3:1 - to the;  Matthew 6:21 - there;  Matthew 14:11 - and given;  Luke 18:2 - which

Verse 18

Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother! or, Ah sister! they shall not lament for him, saying, Ah lord! or, Ah his glory!
They
10; 16:4,6; 2 Chronicles 21:19,20; 35:25
Ah my brother
2 Samuel 1:26; 3:33-38; 1 Kings 13:30
Reciprocal: Genesis 23:2 - mourn;  2 Samuel 18:17 - laid;  1 Kings 13:22 - carcase;  1 Kings 14:13 - shall mourn;  2 Kings 24:6 - slept;  1 Chronicles 3:14 - Josiah;  Nehemiah 9:32 - on our kings;  Job 27:15 - his widows;  Jeremiah 22:12 - GeneralJeremiah 22:13 - unto;  Jeremiah 22:15 - thy;  Jeremiah 34:5 - and they;  Jeremiah 36:30 - and his;  Ezekiel 7:11 - neither;  Ezekiel 19:1 - the princes;  Ezekiel 19:4 - he was;  Ezekiel 19:9 - and brought;  Ezekiel 19:12 - strong;  Ezekiel 24:16 - yet;  Amos 8:3 - they shall;  Luke 12:15 - Take;  Acts 8:2 - made

Verse 19

He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.
15:3; 36:6,30; 1 Kings 14:10; 21:23,24; 2 Kings 9:35; 2 Chronicles 36:6
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 18:17 - laid;  1 Kings 11:43 - buried;  1 Kings 13:22 - carcase;  1 Kings 16:3 - will make thy house;  2 Kings 9:10 - the dogs;  2 Kings 9:37 - the carcase;  2 Kings 21:18 - and was buried;  2 Kings 24:6 - slept;  Nehemiah 9:32 - on our kings;  Ecclesiastes 6:3 - and also;  Isaiah 14:19 - thou;  Isaiah 34:3 - slain;  Jeremiah 7:33 - GeneralJeremiah 8:2 - they shall be;  Jeremiah 16:4 - neither;  Jeremiah 16:6 - they;  Jeremiah 19:7 - and their;  Jeremiah 26:23 - and cast;  Ezekiel 16:5 - but thou;  Ezekiel 19:1 - the princes;  Ezekiel 19:9 - and brought;  Ezekiel 19:12 - strong;  Ezekiel 32:20 - draw;  Ezekiel 39:5 - open field;  Acts 14:19 - drew

Verse 20

Go up to Lebanon, and cry; and lift up thy voice in Bashan, and cry from the passages: for all thy lovers are destroyed.
and cry
2:36,37; 30:13-15; 2 Kings 24:7; Isaiah 20:5,6; 30:1-7; 31:1-3
for
22; 4:30; 25:9,17-27; Lamentations 1:2,19; Ezekiel 23:9,22
Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 35:25 - and made them;  Isaiah 40:9 - lift up;  Jeremiah 30:14 - lovers;  Ezekiel 16:37 - General

Verse 21

I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.
I spake
2:31; 6:16; 35:15; 36:21-26; 2 Chronicles 33:10; 36:16,17; Proverbs 30:9
prosperity
Heb. prosperities. This.
3:25; 7:22-28; 32:30; Deuteronomy 9:7,24; 31:27; 32:15-20; Judges 2:11-19; Nehemiah 9:16-37; Psalms 106:6-48; Isaiah 48:8; Ezekiel 20:8,13,21,28; 23:3-39
Reciprocal: Psalm 119:67 - Before;  Jeremiah 25:4 - ye;  Jeremiah 31:19 - I did;  Zephaniah 3:2 - obeyed

Verse 22

The wind shall eat up all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness.
wind
4:11-13; 30:23,24; Isaiah 64:6; Hosea 4:19; 13:15
thy pastors
2:8; 5:30,31; 10:21; 12:10; 23:1,2; Ezekiel 34:2-10; Zechariah 11:8,17; Acts 7:51,52
thy lovers
surely
2:26,27,37; 20:11
Reciprocal: Isaiah 57:13 - let;  Jeremiah 30:14 - lovers;  Hosea 12:1 - feedeth

Verse 23

O inhabitant of Lebanon, that makest thy nest in the cedars, how gracious shalt thou be when pangs come upon thee, the pain as of a woman in travail!
inhabitant
Heb. inhabitress. Lebanon.
6; Zechariah 11:1,2
makest
21:13; 48:28; 49:16; Numbers 24:21; Amos 9:2; Obadiah 1:4; Habakkuk 2:9
how
3:21; 4:31; 6:24; 30:5,6; 50:4,5; Hosea 5:15; 6:1; 7:14
when
4:30,31
Reciprocal: Genesis 3:16 - in sorrow;  Genesis 3:22 - as one;  Exodus 14:10 - cried out;  2 Samuel 19:20 - I am come;  Job 29:18 - I shall die;  Psalm 78:34 - GeneralPsalm 104:17 - the birds;  Isaiah 26:16 - in trouble;  Jeremiah 2:27 - but in the time;  Jeremiah 5:31 - and what;  Jeremiah 13:21 - wilt;  Jeremiah 49:22 - the heart of the;  Ezekiel 17:3 - came;  Hosea 13:13 - sorrows;  Micah 4:9 - for;  Mark 13:8 - sorrows;  1 Thessalonians 5:3 - as

Verse 24

As I live, saith the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence;
Coniah
28; 37:1; 2 Kings 24:6-8
Jehoiachin
1 Chronicles 3:16
Jeconiah
Matthew 1:11,12
the signet
6; Song of Solomon 8:6; Haggai 2:23
Reciprocal: Genesis 38:18 - Thy signet;  Exodus 13:9 - a sign;  Exodus 28:11 - engravings of a signet;  Numbers 14:21 - as truly;  Deuteronomy 28:36 - bring thee;  2 Kings 24:8 - Jehoiachin;  2 Kings 24:15 - he carried;  2 Chronicles 36:8 - Jehoiachin;  Esther 2:6 - Jeconiah;  Isaiah 49:16 - I have;  Jeremiah 24:1 - after;  Jeremiah 28:4 - Jeconiah;  Jeremiah 29:2 - Jeconiah;  Ezekiel 17:12 - Behold;  Ezekiel 33:11 - As I live;  Zephaniah 1:8 - the princes;  Romans 14:11 - As

Verse 25

And I will give thee into the hand of them that seek thy life, and into the hand of them whose face thou fearest, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
I
28; 21:7; 34:20,21; 38:16; 2 Kings 24:15,16
whose
Proverbs 10:24
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 19:7 - I will cause;  Ezekiel 19:12 - strong

Verse 26

And I will cast thee out, and thy mother that bare thee, into another country, where ye were not born; and there shall ye die.
15:2-4; 2 Kings 24:15; 2 Chronicles 36:9,10; Isaiah 22:17; Ezekiel 19:9-14
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 13:18 - unto;  Jeremiah 44:14 - which they

Verse 27

But to the land whereunto they desire to return, thither shall they not return.
to the
11; 44:14; 52:31-34; 2 Kings 25:27-30
desire
Heb. lift up their mind.
Psalms 86:4
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 42:18 - and ye shall see

Verse 28

Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
Is
This appears to be the application of the whole discourse to Zedekiah; for it is to be observed, that Jeconiah is spoken of as absent, and already in captivity. Now if he and his seed had been for their sins thrown aside as a broken idol, or as a vessel which a man despises, how could Zedekiah, who copied and far exceeded them, expect to prosper on the throne of David?
Coniah
a despised
48:38; 1 Samuel 5:3-5; 2 Samuel 5:21; Psalms 31:12; Hosea 8:8; 13:15; Romans 9:21-23; 2 Timothy 2:20,21
his seed
30; 1 Chronicles 3:17-24; Matthew 1:12-16
which
14:18
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:26 - General1 Kings 9:8 - Why;  2 Kings 24:8 - Jehoiachin;  1 Chronicles 3:16 - Jeconiah;  2 Chronicles 7:21 - Why;  2 Chronicles 21:20 - without being desired;  2 Chronicles 36:8 - Jehoiachin;  Esther 2:6 - Jeconiah;  Jeremiah 16:13 - into a;  Jeremiah 22:25 - I;  Jeremiah 25:34 - ye shall;  Jeremiah 27:20 - when;  Jeremiah 28:4 - Jeconiah;  Jeremiah 37:1 - Coniah;  Lamentations 4:2 - how;  Ezekiel 19:1 - the princes

Verse 29

O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.
6:19; Deuteronomy 4:26; 31:19; 32:1; Isaiah 1:1,2; 34:1; Micah 1:2; 6:1,2
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:19 - I call heaven;  1 Kings 13:2 - O altar;  Job 16:18 - O earth;  Isaiah 18:3 - All ye;  Isaiah 28:23 - GeneralJeremiah 2:12 - GeneralJeremiah 22:2 - Hear;  Ezekiel 6:3 - Ye;  Ezekiel 17:15 - Shall he prosper;  Ezekiel 36:1 - hear;  Ezekiel 37:4 - O ye

Verse 30

Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.
Write
Zedekiah was taken prisoner by Nebuchadnezzar; his sons slain before his eyes; and his eyes being put out, he was carried to Babylon; and we read no more either of him or his posterity.
1 Chronicles 3:16,17; Matthew 1:12-16
sitting
36:30; Psalms 94:20; Luke 1:32,33; Matthew 1:11,12 Reciprocal: Leviticus 20:20 - childless;  Deuteronomy 30:19 - I call heaven;  2 Samuel 14:27 - born;  2 Samuel 18:18 - I have no son;  2 Kings 11:19 - he sat;  2 Kings 25:7 - they slew;  Job 18:19 - neither;  Psalm 109:13 - Let his;  Isaiah 40:24 - they shall not be planted;  Jeremiah 1:3 - unto the end;  Jeremiah 17:25 - sitting;  Jeremiah 22:2 - that sittest;  Jeremiah 22:28 - his seed;  Jeremiah 23:5 - reign;  Jeremiah 29:32 - he shall;  Jeremiah 41:10 - even;  Jeremiah 52:10 - slew;  Ezekiel 17:15 - Shall he prosper;  Ezekiel 19:1 - the princes;  Ezekiel 19:12 - strong;  Habakkuk 2:10 - consulted;  Luke 20:29 - and died

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/jeremiah-22.html.