Jeremiah 26:11

11 Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and all the people, “This man should be sentenced to death because he has prophesied against this city. You have heard it with your own ears!”

Read Jeremiah 26:11 Using Other Translations

Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes and to all the people, saying, This man is worthy to die; for he hath prophesied against this city, as ye have heard with your ears.
Then the priests and the prophets said to the officials and to all the people, "This man deserves the sentence of death, because he has prophesied against this city, as you have heard with your own ears."
The priests and prophets presented their accusations to the officials and the people. “This man should die!” they said. “You have heard with your own ears what a traitor he is, for he has prophesied against this city.”

What does Jeremiah 26:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 26:11

Then spake the priests and the prophets unto the princes, and
to all the people
The priests and the prophets they were the accusers; the princes were the court before whom the cause was brought; and the people were the hearers of it; though it does not seem as if they were a sort of jury, or had any vote in determining; though they sometimes had in instigating a court, and the judges of it, to take on the side of the question they were for: saying, this man [is] worthy to die;
or, "the judgment of death [is] to this man" F6; he is guilty of a capital crime, and judgment ought to be given against him, and he condemned to die: for he hath prophesied against this city;
the city of Jerusalem; saying that it should be a curse to other nations; or, as they interpreted it, that it should be utterly destroyed, and become desolate, and none should inhabit it: as ye have heard with your ears;
this must be directed to the people only; for the princes did not hear Jeremiah's prophecy.


FOOTNOTES:

F6 (hzh vyal twm jpvm) "judieium mortis est viro huic", V. L. Vatablus, Pagninus, Montanus; "reatus mortis" Schmidt.
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