Jeremiah 27:2
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English Standard Version
Thus the LORD said to me: “Make yourself straps and yoke-bars, and put them on your neck.

King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,

American Standard Version
Thus saith Jehovah to me: Make thee bonds and bars, and put them upon thy neck;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord to me: Make thee bands, and chains: and thou shalt put them on thy neck.

English Revised Version
Thus saith the LORD to me: Make thee bands and bars, and put them upon thy neck;

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus saith the LORD to me; Make for thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The prophet Urijah put to death. - While the history we have just been considering gives testimony to the hostility of the priests and false prophets towards the true prophets of the Lord, the story of the prophet Urijah shows the hostility of King Jehoiakim against the proclaimers of divine truth. For this purpose, and not merely to show in how great peril Jeremiah then stood (Gr., Nהg.), this history is introduced into our book. It is not stated that the occurrence took place at the beginning of Jehoiakim's reign, nor can we infer so much from its being placed directly after the events of that time. The time is not specified, because it was irrelevant for the case in hand. Jeremiah 26:20. A man, Urijah the son of Shemaiah - both unknown - from Kirjath-Jearim, now called Kuriyet el 'Enab, about three hours to the north-west of Jerusalem, on the frontiers of the tribe of Benjamin (see on Joshua 9:17), prophesied in the name of Jahveh against Jerusalem and Judah very much in the same terms as Jeremiah had done. When King Jehoiakim and his great men heard this, discourse, he sought after the prophet to kill him. Urijah, when he heard of it, fled to Egypt; but the king sent men after him, Elnathan the son of Achbor with some followers, and had him brought back thence, caused him to be put to death, and his body to be thrown into the graves of the common people. Hitz. takes objection to "all his mighty men," Jeremiah 26:21, because it is not found in the lxx, and is nowhere else used by Jeremiah. But these facts do not prove that the words are not genuine; the latter of the two, indeed, tells rather in favour of their genuineness, since a glossator would not readily have interpolated an expression foreign to the rest of the book. The "mighty men" are the distinguished soldiers who were about the king, the military commanders, as the "princes" are the supreme civil authorities. Elnathan the son of Achbor, according to Jeremiah 36:12, Jeremiah 36:25, one of Jehoiakim's princes, was a son of Achbor who is mentioned in 2 Kings 22:12-14 as amongst the princes of Josiah. Whether this Elnathan was the same as the Elnathan whose daughter Nehushta was Jehoiachin's mother (2 Kings 24:8), and who was therefore the king's father-in-law, must remain an undecided point, since the name Elnathan is of not unfrequent occurrence; of Levites, Ezra 8:16. בּני העם (see on Jeremiah 17:19) means the common people here, as in 2 Kings 22:6. The place of burial for the common people was in the valley of the Kidron; see on 2 Kings 22:6.

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saith the Lord. or, hath the Lord said.

Amos 7:1,4 Thus has the Lord GOD showed to me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and...


Jeremiah 27:12 I spoke also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon...

Jeremiah 28:10-14 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and broke it...


Jeremiah 13:1-11 Thus said the LORD to me, Go and get you a linen girdle, and put it on your loins, and put it not in water...

Jeremiah 18:2-10 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause you to hear my words...

Jeremiah 19:1-11 Thus said the LORD, Go and get a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests...

Jeremiah 28:10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and broke it.

1 Kings 11:30,31 And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces...

Isaiah 20:2-4 At the same time spoke the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off your loins...

Ezekiel 4:1 You also, son of man, take you a tile, and lay it before you, and portray on it the city, even Jerusalem:

Ezekiel 5:1 And you, son of man, take you a sharp knife, take you a barber's razor, and cause it to pass on your head and on your beard...

Ezekiel 12:1 The word of the LORD also came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 24:3-12 And utter a parable to the rebellious house, and say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set it on...

Cross References
Jeremiah 27:11
But any nation that will bring its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will leave on its own land, to work it and dwell there, declares the LORD."'"

Jeremiah 28:10
Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke-bars from the neck of Jeremiah the prophet and broke them.

Jeremiah 28:13
"Go, tell Hananiah, 'Thus says the LORD: You have broken wooden bars, but you have made in their place bars of iron.

Jeremiah 30:8
"And it shall come to pass in that day, declares the LORD of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and I will burst your bonds, and foreigners shall no more make a servant of him.

Ezekiel 7:23
"Forge a chain! For the land is full of bloody crimes and the city is full of violence.

Ezekiel 30:18
At Tehaphnehes the day shall be dark, when I break there the yoke bars of Egypt, and her proud might shall come to an end in her; she shall be covered by a cloud, and her daughters shall go into captivity.

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