2 Chronicles 36:16

16 But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.

2 Chronicles 36:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy.
ESV
16 But they kept mocking the messengers of God, despising his words and scoffing at his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD rose against his people, until there was no remedy.
NLT
16 But the people mocked these messengers of God and despised their words. They scoffed at the prophets until the LORD ’s anger could no longer be restrained and nothing could be done.
MSG
16 But they wouldn't listen; they poked fun at God's messengers, despised the message itself, and in general treated the prophets like idiots. God became more and more angry until there was no turning back -
CSB
16 But they kept ridiculing God's messengers, despising His words, and scoffing at His prophets, until the Lord's wrath was so stirred up against His people that there was no remedy.

2 Chronicles 36:16 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 36:16

But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words,
&c.] Which was the treatment Jeremiah and Ezekiel frequently met with:

and misused his prophets;
imprisoned them, as Micaiah and Jeremiah were:

until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people;
which burned like fire in his breast, and broke out to the consumption of them:

till there was no remedy;
or healing of them; there was no reclaiming or recovering of them, no bringing them to repentance, and no pardon for them.

2 Chronicles 36:16 In-Context

14 Furthermore, all the leaders of the priests and the people became more and more unfaithful, following all the detestable practices of the nations and defiling the temple of the LORD, which he had consecrated in Jerusalem.
15 The LORD, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place.
16 But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the LORD was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.
17 He brought up against them the king of the Babylonians, who killed their young men with the sword in the sanctuary, and did not spare young men or young women, the elderly or the infirm. God gave them all into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar.
18 He carried to Babylon all the articles from the temple of God, both large and small, and the treasures of the LORD’s temple and the treasures of the king and his officials.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S 2 Kings 2:23; Job 8:2; Proverbs 1:25; Isaiah 28:14,22; Isaiah 29:20; Isaiah 57:4; Jeremiah 5:13; Jeremiah 43:2; Micah 2:11
  • 2. Ezra 5:12; Proverbs 1:30-31; Jeremiah 44:3
  • 3. 2 Chronicles 30:10; Nehemiah 9:30; Proverbs 29:1; Jeremiah 7:26; Jeremiah 20:8; Jeremiah 25:4; Jeremiah 30:12; Daniel 9:6; Zechariah 1:2