Jeremiah 26:22

22 King Jehoiakim, however, sent Elnathan son of Akbor to Egypt, along with some other men.

Jeremiah 26:22 in Other Translations

22 And Jehoiakim the king sent men into Egypt, namely, Elnathan the son of Achbor, and certain men with him into Egypt.
22 Then King Jehoiakim sent to Egypt certain men, Elnathan the son of Achbor and others with him,
22 Then King Jehoiakim sent Elnathan son of Acbor to Egypt along with several other men to capture Uriah.
22 King Jehoiakim sent Elnathan son of Achbor with a posse of men after him.
22 But King Jehoiakim sent men to Egypt: Elnathan son of Achbor and [certain other] men with him [went] to Egypt.

Jeremiah 26:22 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 26:22

And Jehoiakim sent men into Egypt
To seek for him; and to require the delivery of him upon being found: [namely], Elnathan the son of Achbor;
the father of this man very probably is the same we read of in Josiah's time, ( 2 Kings 22:12 2 Kings 22:14 ) ; who is called Abdon in ( 2 Chronicles 34:20 ) ; and [certain] men with him, into Egypt;
to assist him in taking him, whose names are not mentioned; Elnathan's is, as being the principal, and to fix an eternal infamy upon him.

Jeremiah 26:22 In-Context

20 (Now Uriah son of Shemaiah from Kiriath Jearim was another man who prophesied in the name of the LORD; he prophesied the same things against this city and this land as Jeremiah did.
21 When King Jehoiakim and all his officers and officials heard his words, the king was determined to put him to death. But Uriah heard of it and fled in fear to Egypt.
22 King Jehoiakim, however, sent Elnathan son of Akbor to Egypt, along with some other men.
23 They brought Uriah out of Egypt and took him to King Jehoiakim, who had him struck down with a sword and his body thrown into the burial place of the common people.)
24 Furthermore, Ahikam son of Shaphan supported Jeremiah, and so he was not handed over to the people to be put to death.

Cross References 1

  • 1. Jeremiah 36:12,25
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