New International Version
Do not listen to them. Serve the king of Babylon, and you will live. Why should this city become a ruin?
King James Bible
Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste?
Darby Bible Translation
Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city become a waste?
World English Bible
Don't listen to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: why should this city become a desolation?
Young's Literal Translation
Ye do not hearken unto them, serve the king of Babylon, and live. Why is this city a waste?
Jeremiah 27:17 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The vessels of the Lord's house - Which had been carried away by Nebuchadnezzar under the reigns of Jehoiakim and Jeconiah, 2 Chronicles 36:7-10.
Shall now shortly be brought again - This is a lie. They shall not be restored till I bring them up, Jeremiah 27:22, which was after the captivity, when they were sent back by Cyrus, the Lord inclining his heart to do it, Ezra 1:7, and Ezra 7:19.
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Zedekiah at the beginning of his reign was trusted fully by the king of Babylon and had as a tried counselor the prophet Jeremiah. By pursuing an honorable course toward the Babylonians and by paying heed to the messages from the Lord through Jeremiah, he could have kept the respect of many in high authority and have had opportunity to communicate to them a knowledge of the true God. Thus the captive exiles already in Babylon would have been placed on vantage ground and granted many liberties; the …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
I will bring an end to the sounds of joy and gladness and to the voices of bride and bridegroom in the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem, for the land will become desolate.
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "This is what the LORD God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: 'If you surrender to the officers of the king of Babylon, your life will be spared and this city will not be burned down; you and your family will live.
Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear. Do not be afraid of him, declares the LORD, for I am with you and will save you and deliver you from his hands.
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