Jeremiah 19:1
New International Version
This is what the LORD says: "Go and buy a clay jar from a potter. Take along some of the elders of the people and of the priests

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD said to me: “Go and buy a clay jar. Then ask some of the leaders of the people and of the priests to follow you.

English Standard Version
Thus says the LORD, “Go, buy a potter’s earthenware flask, and take some of the elders of the people and some of the elders of the priests,

Berean Study Bible
This is what the LORD says: “Go and buy a clay jar from a potter. Take some of the elders of the people and leaders of the priests,

New American Standard Bible
Thus says the LORD, "Go and buy a potter's earthenware jar, and take some of the elders of the people and some of the senior priests.

New King James Version
Thus says the LORD: “Go and get a potter’s earthen flask, and take some of the elders of the people and some of the elders of the priests.

King James Bible
Thus saith 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;

Christian Standard Bible
This is what the LORD says: "Go, buy a potter's clay jar. Take some of the elders of the people and some of the leading priests

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said: Jeremiah, go to the pottery shop and buy a clay jar. Then take along some of the city officials and leading priests

Good News Translation
The LORD told me to go and buy a clay jar. He also told me to take some of the elders of the people and some of the older priests,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the LORD says: "Go, buy a potter's clay jar. Take some of the elders of the people and some of the leading priests

International Standard Version
This is what the LORD says: "Go and buy a potter's clay jug. Take along some of the elders of the people and some of the elders of the priests.

NET Bible
The LORD told Jeremiah, "Go and buy a clay jar from a potter. Take with you some of the leaders of the people and some of the leaders of the priests.

New Heart English Bible
Thus said the LORD, "Go, and buy a potter's earthen bottle, and take with you some of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD says: Go and buy a clay jar from a potter. Take along some of the leaders of the people and some of the leaders of the priests.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus said the LORD: Go, and get a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests;

New American Standard 1977
Thus says the LORD, “Go and buy a potter’s earthenware jar, and take some of the elders of the people and some of the senior priests.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus hath the LORD said, Go and buy a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the elders of the people and of the elders of the priests;

King James 2000 Bible
Thus says the LORD, Go and get a potter's earthen flask, and take of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests;

American King James Version
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;

American Standard Version
Thus said Jehovah, Go, and buy a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then said the Lord to me, Go and get an earthen bottle, the work of the potter, and thou shalt bring some of the elders of the people, and of the priests;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord: Go, and take a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests:

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah: Go and buy a potter's earthen flagon, and [take] of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests;

English Revised Version
Thus said the LORD, Go, and buy a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests;

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus saith 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;

World English Bible
Thus said Yahweh, Go, and buy a potter's earthen bottle, and [take] of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests;

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah, 'Go, and thou hast got a potter's earthen vessel, and of the elders of the people, and of the elders of the priests,
Study Bible
The Broken Jar
1This is what the LORD says: “Go, buy a clay jar from a potter. Take some of the elders of the people and leaders of the priests, 2and go out to the valley of Ben-hinnom near the entrance of the Potsherd Gate. Proclaim there the words I speak to you,…
Cross References
Acts 21:11
Coming over to us, he took Paul's belt, bound his own feet and hands, and said, "The Holy Spirit says: 'In this way the Jews of Jerusalem will bind the owner of this belt and hand him over to the Gentiles.'"

Numbers 11:16
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Bring Me seventy of the elders of Israel known to you as leaders and officers of the people. Bring them to the Tent of Meeting and have them stand there with you.

2 Kings 19:2
Then he sent Eliakim the palace administrator, Shebna the scribe, and the leading priests, all wearing sackcloth, to the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz

Jeremiah 18:2
"Go down at once to the potter's house, and there I will reveal My message to you."

Jeremiah 19:10
Then you are to shatter the jar in the presence of the men who accompany you,

Lamentations 4:2
How the precious sons of Zion, once worth their weight in pure gold, are now esteemed as clay jars, the work of a potter's hands!

Ezekiel 4:1
Now you, son of man, take a brick, place it before you, and draw on it the city of Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 8:11
Before them stood seventy elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah son of Shaphan standing among them. Each had a censer in his hand, and a fragrant cloud of incense was rising.

Treasury of Scripture

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;

A.

Jeremiah 19:10,11
Then shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with thee, …

Jeremiah 18:2-4
Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words…

Jeremiah 32:14
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Take these evidences, this evidence of the purchase, both which is sealed, and this evidence which is open; and put them in an earthen vessel, that they may continue many days.

the ancients of the people.

Jeremiah 26:17
Then rose up certain of the elders of the land, and spake to all the assembly of the people, saying,

Numbers 11:16
And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.

1 Chronicles 24:4-6
And there were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided. Among the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen chief men of the house of their fathers, and eight among the sons of Ithamar according to the house of their fathers…







Lexicon
This is what
כֹּ֚ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

says:
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Go,
הָל֛וֹךְ (hā·lō·wḵ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

buy
וְקָנִ֥יתָ (wə·qā·nî·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7069: To erect, create, to procure, by purchase, to own

a clay
חָ֑רֶשׂ (ḥā·reś)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2789: Earthenware, earthen vessel, sherd, potsherd

jar
בַקְבֻּ֖ק (ḇaq·buq)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1228: A bottle

from a potter.
יוֹצֵ֣ר (yō·w·ṣêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3335: To mould into a, form, as a, potter, to determine

Take some of the elders
וּמִזִּקְנֵ֣י (ū·miz·ziq·nê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old

of the people
הָעָ֔ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and leaders
וּמִזִּקְנֵ֖י (ū·miz·ziq·nê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old

of the priests,
הַכֹּהֲנִֽים׃ (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest
XIX.

(1) And get a potter's earthen bottle.--The word for "get" involves buying as the process. The similitude--one might better call it, the parable dramatised--represents the darker side of the imagery of Jeremiah 18:3-4. There the vessel was still on the potter's wheel, capable of being re-shaped. Now we have the vessel which has been baked and hardened. No change is possible. If it is unfit for the uses for which it was designed, there is nothing left but to break it. As such it became now the fit symbol of the obdurate people of Israel. Their polity, their nationality, their religious system, had to be broken up. The word for "vessel" indicates a large earthen jar with a narrow neck, the "cruse" used for honey in 1Kings 14:3. Its form, bakbuk, clearly intended to represent the gurgling sound of the water as it was poured out, is interesting as an example of onomatop?ia in the history of language.

Take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests.--The elders. and therefore the representatives of the civil and ecclesiastical rulers, were to be the witnesses of this acted prophecy of the destruction of all that they held most precious. The word "take" is not in the Hebrew, but either some such verb has to be supplied. or the verb "go" has to be carried on, "Let the ancients . . . go with thee."

Verse 1. - A potter's earthen bottle. Dr. Thomson speaks of the extreme cheapness and brittleness of the common pottery of Palestine (comp. Isaiah 30:14). The ancients of the people. The natural popular representatives (comp. Exodus 3:16; 2 Samuel 19:11; 1 Kings 8:1; 1 Kings 20:7). It was an announcement concerning the whole people that Jeremiah was about to make. The ancients of the priests (comp. 2 Kings 19:2). 19:1-9 The prophet must give notice of ruin coming upon Judah and Jerusalem. Both rulers and ruled must attend to it. That place which holiness made the joy of the whole earth, sin made the reproach and shame of the whole earth. There is no fleeing from God's justice, but by fleeing to his mercy.
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