Jeremiah 27:17
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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?

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Clarke'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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serve.

Jeremiah 27:11,12 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him...

wherefore.

Jeremiah 27:13 Why will you die, you and your people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence...

Jeremiah 38:17,23 Then said Jeremiah to Zedekiah, Thus said the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel...

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The Last King of Judah
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

Cross References
Jeremiah 7:34
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.

Jeremiah 38:17
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.

Jeremiah 42:11
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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