Jeremiah 25:18

18 Jerusalem and the towns of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a ruin and an object of horror and scorn, a cursea —as they are today;

Read Jeremiah 25:18 Using Other Translations

To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse; as it is this day;
Jerusalem and the cities of Judah, its kings and officials, to make them a desolation and a waste, a hissing and a curse, as at this day;
I went to Jerusalem and the other towns of Judah, and their kings and officials drank from the cup. From that day until this, they have been a desolate ruin, an object of horror, contempt, and cursing.

What does Jeremiah 25:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 25:18

[To wit], Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah
Which are mentioned first, because God's judgments began with them, as they usually do with the house of God, ( 1 Peter 4:17 ) ; and even now began; for this very year, in which this prophecy was delivered, Nebuchadnezzar came up and besieged Jerusalem, and carried away some captives, ( Daniel 1:1 ) ; this was the beginning of what afterwards were more fully executed: and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof:
the Kings Jehoiakim, Jeconiah, and Zedekiah, with those of their families, the princes of the blood, and their nobles: to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse;
to strip them of their crowns and kingdom, of their wealth, and riches, and honour, and bring them into slavery and bondage; so that they became an astonishment to some, to see the change that was made in them; and were hissed stand cursed by others: (as [it is] this day);
which is added, either because of the certainty of it, or because it began to take, place this very year; though more fully in Jeconiah's time, and still more in Zedekiah's; or rather this clause might be added by Jeremiah after the captivity; or by Baruch, or by Ezra, or whoever collected his prophecies, and put them into one volume, as ( Jeremiah 52:1-34 ) seems to be added by another hand.

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