As surely as I live, declares the LORD, even if Coniah,a King Jehoiakim's son from Judah were a signet ring on my right hand, I would still remove you from there.
I would hand you over to those who seek to kill you, those you dread, even Babylon's King Nebuchadnezzar and his army.b26
I will banish you and your mother who bore you to a land far from your native soil, and there the two of you will die.
Youc will never return to the land youd long to go back to.
Is this man Coniah merely a defiled and broken pottery jar that no one wants? Why then have he and his children been hurled out and cast into an unfamiliar land?
Land, land, land, hear the LORD's word:
The LORD proclaims: Mark this man as childless; he will not prosper during his lifetime. None of his children will sit on David's throne and rule again in Judah.