From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of
Judah, even unto this day
The year in which Jeremiah began to prophesy, ( Jeremiah 1:2 ) ; (that [is], the three and twentieth year);
for Josiah reigned one and thirty years; so that Jeremiah prophesied nineteen years in his reign; and now it was the fourth of Jehoiakim's, which make twenty three years; so long the prophet had been prophesying to this people: the word of the Lord hath come unto me;
from time to time, during that space of twenty three years; and which he diligently, constantly, and faithfully delivered unto them; as follows: and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking:
as soon as ever he had a word from the Lord, he brought it to them, and took the most proper and seasonable time to inculcate it to them; in the morning, and after, he had had a vision or dream in the night from the Lord; but ye have not hearkened;
they took no notice of it; turned a deaf ear to it; however, did not obey or act as they were directed and exhorted to.