Jeremiah 22:11

11 For this is what the LORD says about Shallum[a] son of Josiah, who succeeded his father as king of Judah but has gone from this place: “He will never return.

Jeremiah 22:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 For thus saith the LORD touching Shallum the son of Josiah king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his father, which went forth out of this place; He shall not return thither any more:
ESV
11 For thus says the LORD concerning Shallum the son of Josiah, king of Judah, who reigned instead of Josiah his father, and who went away from this place: "He shall return here no more,
NLT
11 For this is what the LORD says about Jehoahaz, who succeeded his father, King Josiah, and was taken away as a captive: “He will never return.
MSG
11 For this is God's Word on Shallum son of Josiah, who succeeded his father as king of Judah: "He's gone from here, gone for good.
CSB
11 For this is what the Lord says concerning Shallum son of Josiah, king of Judah, who succeeded Josiah his father as king: "He has left this place-he will never return here again,

Jeremiah 22:11 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 22:11

For thus saith the Lord touching Shallum
Not Shallum the fourth son of Josiah, ( 1 Chronicles 3:15 ) ; for it is not likely that he should immediately succeed his father; nor Zedekiah, as Jarchi; nor Jeconiah, as Kimchi; but Jehoahaz, as Aben Ezra; who seems to have had several names, as Johanan, ( 1 Chronicles 3:15 ) ; and Shallum here: the son of Josiah king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his
father;
the same is said of Jehoahaz, ( 2 Chronicles 36:1 ) ; which went forth out of this place;
out of Jerusalem, being put down there from his throne by Pharaohnecho, and carried by him into Egypt, ( 2 Chronicles 36:3 2 Chronicles 36:4 ) ; he shall not return thither any more;
he died in Egypt, or however out of his own land; but was alive when this prophecy was delivered out, which was in the reign of his brother Jehoiakim, as some following verses show.

Jeremiah 22:11 In-Context

9 And the answer will be: ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God and have worshiped and served other gods.’ ”
10 Do not weep for the dead king or mourn his loss; rather, weep bitterly for him who is exiled, because he will never return nor see his native land again.
11 For this is what the LORD says about Shallum son of Josiah, who succeeded his father as king of Judah but has gone from this place: “He will never return.
12 He will die in the place where they have led him captive; he will not see this land again.”
13 “Woe to him who builds his palace by unrighteousness, his upper rooms by injustice, making his own people work for nothing, not paying them for their labor.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S 2 Kings 23:31

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