Jeremiah 25:3

3 For twenty-three years—from the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah until this very day—the word of the LORD has come to me and I have spoken to you again and again, but you have not listened.

Jeremiah 25:3 in Other Translations

KJV
3 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that is the three and twentieth year, the word of the LORD hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened.
ESV
3 "For twenty-three years, from the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, to this day, the word of the LORD has come to me, and I have spoken persistently to you, but you have not listened.
NLT
3 “For the past twenty-three years—from the thirteenth year of the reign of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah, until now—the LORD has been giving me his messages. I have faithfully passed them on to you, but you have not listened.
MSG
3 From the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah right up to the present day - twenty-three years it's been! - God's Word has come to me, and from early each morning to late every night I've passed it on to you. And you haven't listened to a word of it!
CSB
3 "From the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon, king of Judah, until this very day-23 years-the word of the Lord has come to me, and I have spoken to you time and time again, but you have not obeyed.

Jeremiah 25:3 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 25:3

From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of
Judah, even unto this day
The year in which Jeremiah began to prophesy, ( Jeremiah 1:2 ) ; (that [is], the three and twentieth year);
for Josiah reigned one and thirty years; so that Jeremiah prophesied nineteen years in his reign; and now it was the fourth of Jehoiakim's, which make twenty three years; so long the prophet had been prophesying to this people: the word of the Lord hath come unto me;
from time to time, during that space of twenty three years; and which he diligently, constantly, and faithfully delivered unto them; as follows: and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking:
as soon as ever he had a word from the Lord, he brought it to them, and took the most proper and seasonable time to inculcate it to them; in the morning, and after, he had had a vision or dream in the night from the Lord; but ye have not hearkened;
they took no notice of it; turned a deaf ear to it; however, did not obey or act as they were directed and exhorted to.

Jeremiah 25:3 In-Context

1 The word came to Jeremiah concerning all the people of Judah in the fourth year of Jehoiakim son of Josiah king of Judah, which was the first year of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.
2 So Jeremiah the prophet said to all the people of Judah and to all those living in Jerusalem:
3 For twenty-three years—from the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah until this very day—the word of the LORD has come to me and I have spoken to you again and again, but you have not listened.
4 And though the LORD has sent all his servants the prophets to you again and again, you have not listened or paid any attention.
5 They said, “Turn now, each of you, from your evil ways and your evil practices, and you can stay in the land the LORD gave to you and your ancestors for ever and ever.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S 1 Chronicles 3:14; Jeremiah 1:2
  • 2. Jeremiah 11:7; Jeremiah 26:5
  • 3. S Isaiah 65:12; S Jeremiah 7:26