New Living Translation
This is what the LORD said to me: "Make a yoke, and fasten it on your neck with leather straps.
King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,
Darby Bible Translation
Thus hath Jehovah said unto me: Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck;
World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh to me: Make bonds and bars, and put them on your neck;
Young's Literal Translation
'Thus said Jehovah unto me, Make to thee bands and yokes,
Jeremiah 27:2 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:2 Thus saith - God commands the prophet to procure some yokes with bonds to make them more fast; and to put one of them upon his own neck, that therein he might be a type both to his own people, and also the people afterward mentioned, that they should be in bondage to the king of Babylon.
But the people of any nation that submits to the king of Babylon will be allowed to stay in their own country to farm the land as usual. I, the LORD, have spoken!'"
Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke off Jeremiah's neck and broke it in pieces.
"Go and tell Hananiah, 'This is what the LORD says: You have broken a wooden yoke, but you have replaced it with a yoke of iron.
For in that day," says the LORD of Heaven's Armies, "I will break the yoke from their necks and snap their chains. Foreigners will no longer be their masters.
"Prepare chains for my people, for the land is bloodied by terrible crimes. Jerusalem is filled with violence.
When I come to break the proud strength of Egypt, it will be a dark day for Tahpanhes, too. A dark cloud will cover Tahpanhes, and its daughters will be led away as captives.
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