Jeremiah 22:29

29 O land, land, land, hear the word of the LORD!

Jeremiah 22:29 in Other Translations

29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.
29 O land, land, land, hear the word of the LORD!
29 O earth, earth, earth! Listen to this message from the LORD !
29 O land, land, land, listen to God's Message!
29 Earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord!

Jeremiah 22:29 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 22:29

O earth, earth, earth
Not Coniah himself, an earthly man; but either the inhabitants of the whole earth, or of the land of Israel; or rather the earth, on which men dwell, is here called upon as a witness to what is after said; to rebuke the stupidity of the people, and to quicken their attention to somewhat very remarkable and worthy of notice, and therefore the word is repeated three times. Some think reference is had to the land from which, and that to which, the Jews removed, and the land of Israel, through which they passed. So the Targum,

``out of his own land they carried him captive into another land; O land of Israel, receive the words of the Lord.''
Jarchi mentions another reason of this threefold appellation, because the land of Israel was divided into three parts, Judea, beyond Jordan, and Galilee; hear the word of the Lord;
which follows.

Jeremiah 22:29 In-Context

27 You will never come back to the land you long to return to.”
28 Is this man Jehoiachin a despised, broken pot, an object no one wants? Why will he and his children be hurled out, cast into a land they do not know?
29 O land, land, land, hear the word of the LORD!
30 This is what the LORD says: “Record this man as if childless, a man who will not prosper in his lifetime, for none of his offspring will prosper, none will sit on the throne of David or rule anymore in Judah.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Jeremiah 6:19; Micah 1:2
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