Jeremiah 22:28
New International Version
Is this man Jehoiachin a despised, broken pot, an object no one wants? Why will he and his children be hurled out, cast into a land they do not know?

New Living Translation
“Why is this man Jehoiachin like a discarded, broken jar? Why are he and his children to be exiled to a foreign land?

English Standard Version
Is this man Coniah a despised, broken pot, a vessel no one cares for? Why are he and his children hurled and cast into a land that they do not know?

Berean Study Bible
Is this man Coniah a despised and shattered pot, a jar that no one wants? Why are he and his descendants hurled out and cast into a land they do not know?

King James Bible
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?

New King James Version
“Is this man Coniah a despised, broken idol— A vessel in which is no pleasure? Why are they cast out, he and his descendants, And cast into a land which they do not know?

New American Standard Bible
“Is this man Coniah a despised, shattered jar? Or is he an undesirable vessel? Why have he and his descendants been hurled out And cast into a land that they had not known?

NASB 1995
“Is this man Coniah a despised, shattered jar? Or is he an undesirable vessel? Why have he and his descendants been hurled out And cast into a land that they had not known?

NASB 1977
“Is this man Coniah a despised, shattered jar? Or is he an undesirable vessel? Why have he and his descendants been hurled out And cast into a land that they had not known?

Amplified Bible
“Is this man [King] Coniah a despised, broken jar? Is he a vessel in which no one takes pleasure? Why are he and his [royal] descendants hurled out And cast into a land which they do not know or understand?

Christian Standard Bible
Is this man Coniah a despised, shattered pot, a jar no one wants? Why are he and his descendants hurled out and cast into a land they have not known?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Is this man Coniah a despised, shattered pot, a jar no one wants? Why are he and his descendants hurled out and cast into a land they have not known?

American Standard Version
Is this man Coniah a despised broken vessel? is he a vessel wherein none delighteth? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into the land which they know not?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This Yokania, a despised and contemptible man, is like a useless vessel. Because of this, he is carried away, and his seed, and they are cast to a land that they do not know

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Jechonias is dishonoured as a good-for-nothing vessel; for he is thrown out and cast forth into a land which he knew not.

Contemporary English Version
Jehoiachin, you are unwanted like a broken clay pot. So you and your children will be thrown into a country you know nothing about.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Is this man Jechonias an earthen and a broken vessel? is he a vessel wherein there is no pleasure? why are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?

English Revised Version
Is this man Coniah a despised broken vessel? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into the land which they know not?

Good News Translation
I said, "Has King Jehoiachin become like a broken jar that is thrown away and that no one wants? Is that why he and his children have been taken into exile to a land they know nothing about?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This Jehoiakin is like a rejected and broken pot that no one wants. Is that why he and his descendants will be thrown out and cast into another land they've never heard of?

International Standard Version
"Is this man Jehoiachin a despised and shattered jar, a vessel no one wants? Why were he and his descendants hurled away, thrown into a land that they didn't know?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is this man Coniah a despised, broken image? Is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? Wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, And are cast into the land which they know not?

Literal Standard Version
A grief—a despised broken thing—is this man Coniah? A vessel in which there is no pleasure? Why have they been cast up and down, He and his seed, Indeed, were they cast on to a land that they did not know?

NET Bible
This man, Jeconiah, will be like a broken pot someone threw away. He will be like a clay vessel that no one wants. Why will he and his children be forced into exile? Why will they be thrown out into a country they know nothing about?

New Heart English Bible
Is this man Coniah a despised broken vessel? Is he a vessel in which none delights? Why are they cast out, he and his descendants, and cast into a land that they do not know?

World English Bible
Is this man Coniah a despised broken vessel? is he a vessel in which none delights? why are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into the land which they don't know?

Young's Literal Translation
A grief -- a despised broken thing -- is this man Coniah? A vessel in which there is no pleasure? Wherefore have they been cast up and down, He and his seed, Yea, they were cast on to a land that they knew not?

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Warning for Coniah
27You will never return to the land for which you long.” 28Is this man Coniah a despised and shattered pot, a jar that no one wants? Why are he and his descendants hurled out and cast into a land they do not know? 29O land, land, land, hear the word of the LORD!…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 21:20
Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. He died, to no one's regret, and was buried in the City of David, but not in the tombs of the kings.

Psalm 31:12
I am forgotten like a dead man, out of mind. I am like a broken vessel.

Jeremiah 15:1
Then the LORD said to me: "Even if Moses and Samuel should stand before Me, My heart would not go out to this people. Send them from My presence, and let them go.

Jeremiah 17:4
And you yourself will relinquish the inheritance that I gave you. I will enslave you to your enemies in a land that you do not know, for you have kindled My anger; it will burn forever."

Jeremiah 22:27
You will never return to the land for which you long."

Jeremiah 27:20
which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon did not take when he carried Jeconiah son of Jehoiakim king of Judah into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon, along with all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 37:1
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon made Zedekiah son of Josiah the king of Judah, and he reigned in place of Coniah son of Jehoiakim.


Treasury of Scripture

Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? why are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?

Is.

Coniah.

Jeremiah 22:24
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;

a despised.

Jeremiah 48:38
There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moab, and in the streets thereof: for I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the LORD.

1 Samuel 3:3-5
And ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep; …

2 Samuel 5:21
And there they left their images, and David and his men burned them.

his seed.

Jeremiah 22:30
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.

1 Chronicles 3:17-24
And the sons of Jeconiah; Assir, Salathiel his son, …

Matthew 1:12-16
And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel; …

which.

Jeremiah 14:18
If I go forth into the field, then behold the slain with the sword! and if I enter into the city, then behold them that are sick with famine! yea, both the prophet and the priest go about into a land that they know not.









(28) Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol?--Better, a broken piece of handiwork. The word is not the same as that elsewhere rendered "idol," though connected with it, and the imagery which underlies the words is not that of an idol which men have worshipped and flung away, but of the potter (as in Jeremiah 19:11) rejecting and breaking what his own hands have made. (Comp. Psalm 2:9; Psalm 31:12.) The question implies an affirmative answer. The prophet speaks as identifying himself with those who gazed with wonder and pity at the doom which fell on one so young, and yet not the less does he pronounce that doom to be inevitable.

Verse 28. - Is this man Coniah, etc.? The prophet's human feelings are stirred; he cannot withhold his sympathy from the sad fate of his king. What! he exclaims; is it possible that this Coniah is treated as a piece of ill-wrought pottery ware (comp. Jeremiah 18:4), and "hurled" into a strange land? He and his seed. These words have caused some difficulty, owing to the youth, of Jehoiachin. According to 2 Kings 24:8 he was only eighteen when he was carried captive, while 2 Chronicles 36:9 makes him still younger, only eight (Josiah's age on his accession). Hitzig thinks the latter number is to be preferred; his chief reasons are the prominence given to the queen-mother, and the fact that the length of Jehoiachin's reign is given with more precise accuracy in 2 Chronicles than in 2 Kings. It is true that the king's wives are mentioned in 2 Kings 24:15. But that he had wives may, according to Hitzig, have been inferred by the late compiler of Kings from the passage before us; or the "wives" may have been those of Jehoiachin's predecessor (comp. 2 Samuel 16:21). Graf's conjecture is, perhaps, the safest view of the case, whether we accept the number eighteen or the number eight; it is that the "seed" spoken of as born to Jehoiachin in his captivity, and is reckoned to him by anticipation. It should be mentioned, however, that the Septuagint omits "he and his seed" altogether.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Is this
הַזֶּה֙ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

man
הָאִ֤ישׁ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

Coniah
כָּנְיָ֔הוּ (kā·nə·yā·hū)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3659: Coniah -- Coniah

a despised
נִבְזֶ֜ה (niḇ·zeh)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 959: To disesteem

[and] shattered
נָפ֗וּץ (nā·p̄ūṣ)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 5310: To dash to pieces, scatter

pot,
הַעֶ֨צֶב (ha·‘e·ṣeḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6089: An earthen vessel, toil, a pang

a jar
כְּלִ֔י (kə·lî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

that no
אֵ֥ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

one wants?
חֵ֖פֶץ (ḥê·p̄eṣ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2656: Pleasure, desire, a valuable thing, a matter

Why
מַדּ֤וּעַ (mad·dū·a‘)
Interrogative
Strong's 4069: Why? for what reason?

are he
ה֣וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

and his descendants
וְזַרְע֔וֹ (wə·zar·‘ōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2233: Seed, fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity

hurled out
הֽוּטֲלוּ֙ (hū·ṭă·lū)
Verb - Hofal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 2904: To pitch over, reel, to cast down, out

and cast
וְהֻ֨שְׁלְכ֔וּ (wə·huš·lə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hofal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 7993: To throw out, down, away

into
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

a land
הָאָ֖רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

they do not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

know?
יָדָֽעוּ׃ (yā·ḏā·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 3045: To know


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