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Jeremiah 26:18

18 “Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah. He told all the people of Judah, ‘This is what the LORD Almighty says: “ ‘Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.’a

Read Jeremiah 26:18 Using Other Translations

Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.
"Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and said to all the people of Judah: 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "'Zion shall be plowed as a field; Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins, and the mountain of the house a wooded height.'
They said, “Remember when Micah of Moresheth prophesied during the reign of King Hezekiah of Judah. He told the people of Judah, ‘This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: Mount Zion will be plowed like an open field; Jerusalem will be reduced to ruins! A thicket will grow on the heights where the Temple now stands.’

What does Jeremiah 26:18 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 26:18

Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king
of Judah
Or, Micah of Maresha, as the Targum. Mareshah was a city of the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:44 ) ; the native place, of this prophet; who appears, by the following quotation, to be the same Micah that stands among the minor prophets; and who is also so called, and lived in the times of Hezekiah, ( Micah 1:1 ) ; and spake to all the people of Judah;
very openly and publicly, and just as Jeremiah had done, ( Jeremiah 26:2 Jeremiah 26:7 Jeremiah 26:8 ) ; saying, thus saith the Lord of hosts, Zion shall be ploughed [like] a
field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps;
Mount Zion, on part of which the temple was built, and on the other the city of David, together with the city of Jerusalem, should be so demolished, as that they might be ploughed, and become a tillage; as the Jews say they were by Terentius, or Turnus Rufus, as they call him, after their last destruction by the Romans: and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest;
covered with grass and shrubs, and thorns and briers; even Mount Moriah, on which the temple stood, which is designed by the house; and so the Targum calls it the house of the sanctuary. Now this was saying as much against the city and temple as Jeremiah did; and was said in the days of a good king too, who encouraged a reformation, and carried it to a great pitch. See ( Micah 3:12 ) .

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