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Jeremiah 25:20

20 and all the foreign people there; all the kings of Uz; all the kings of the Philistines (those of Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and the people left at Ashdod);

Read Jeremiah 25:20 Using Other Translations

And all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod,
and all the mixed tribes among them; all the kings of the land of Uz and all the kings of the land of the Philistines (Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod);
along with all the foreigners living in that land. I also gave it to all the kings of the land of Uz and the kings of the Philistine cities of Ashkelon, Gaza, Ekron, and what remains of Ashdod.

What does Jeremiah 25:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 25:20

And all the mingled people
Not the Arabians, who are mentioned afterwards, ( Jeremiah 25:24 ) ; but rather a mixed people in the land of Egypt, such as came out of it along with the Israelites; or were near it, and bordered upon it, as the Targum; which renders it, all the bordering kings; or rather a mixture of people of different nations that dwelt by the sea coasts, either the Mediterranean, or the Red sea, as others think: and all the kings of the land of Uz;
not the country of Job, called by the Greeks Ausitis, as the Vulgate Latin version; but rather a country of Idumea, so called from Uz the son of Dishan, the son of Seir, ( Lamentations 4:21 ) ( Genesis 36:28 ) ; and all the kings of the land of the Philistines;
the petty kings of it, called the lords of the Philistines elsewhere, who were great enemies to the people of the Jews: the prophecy of their destruction is in forty seventh chapter, and whose principal cities are next mentioned: and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod;
of Ashkelon, and the sword in it, and ruin, see ( Jeremiah 47:5 Jeremiah 47:7 ) . "Azzah" is the same with Gaza, whose destruction is also foretold in ( Jeremiah 47:1 Jeremiah 47:5 ) ; see ( Acts 8:26 ) ; "Ekron" was another of the cities of the Philistines; see ( 1 Samuel 5:10 ) ; and "Ashdod" is the same with Azotus, another of their cities, ( Acts 8:40 ) ; called "the remnant of Ashdod", because the remains only of a once very strong and fortified place; but was so weakened and wasted by Psammiticus, king of Egypt, in a blockade of it, for the space of nine and twenty years F11, before he took it, that when he had got in it, it was but as the carcass of a city, to what it was before F12.


FOOTNOTES:

F11 Herodot. l. 2. c. 157.
F12 Vid. Prideaux, Connexion, part 1. B. 1. p. 34.
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