Jeremiah 22:5

5 But if you do not obey these commands, declares the LORD, I swear by myself that this palace will become a ruin.’ ”

Read Jeremiah 22:5 Using Other Translations

But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.
But if you will not obey these words, I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.
But if you refuse to pay attention to this warning, I swear by my own name, says the LORD, that this palace will become a pile of rubble.’”

What does Jeremiah 22:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 22:5

But if ye will not hear these words
Will give no attention, and yield no obedience to them: I swear by myself, saith the Lord;
and by a greater he cannot swear; and that is the reason why he swears by himself, ( Hebrews 6:13 ) ; and as, when he swears to a promise, it shows the immutability of it, the certainty of its performance, and that it is irreversible, and never repented of, nor revoked; so it is when he swears to a threatening. The Targum is,

``by my word I swear:''
that this house shall become a desolation;
meaning not the temple, nor the city, but the king's palace.
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