Jeremiah 21:8

8 “Furthermore, tell the people, ‘This is what the LORD says: See, I am setting before you the way of life and the way of death.

Read Jeremiah 21:8 Using Other Translations

And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.
"And to this people you shall say: 'Thus says the LORD: Behold, I set before you the way of life and the way of death.
“Tell all the people, ‘This is what the LORD says: Take your choice of life or death!

What does Jeremiah 21:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 21:8

And unto the people thou shalt say, thus saith the Lord
These are the words, not of the prophet to the messengers of the king, ordering or advising them what they each of them should say to the people; for the message by them is finished; but they are the words of the Lord to the prophet, directing him what he should say to the people at this critical juncture: behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death;
the way how to preserve their lives; and which, if they did not choose to take, would be inevitable death. The allusion seems to be to a phrase used by Moses, when he gave the law; obedience to which would issue in life, and disobedience in death, ( Deuteronomy 30:15 Deuteronomy 30:19 ) .

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