Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.
Why have you prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, 'This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate, without inhabitant'?" And all the people gathered around Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.
“What right do you have to prophesy in the LORD ’s name that this Temple will be destroyed like Shiloh? What do you mean, saying that Jerusalem will be destroyed and left with no inhabitants?” And all the people threatened him as he stood in front of the Temple.
Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the
Made use of his name in declaring a falsehood, as they would have
it; this was the crime: had he said what he thought fit to say in
his own name, they suggest it would not have been so bad; but to
vent his own imaginations in the name of the Lord, this they
judged wicked and blasphemous, and deserving of death; especially
since what he said was against their city and temple:
saying, this house shall be like Shiloh;
forsaken and destroyed; that is, the temple: and this city
shall be desolate without an inhabitant?
so they wrested his words; for this he did not say, only that it
should be a curse to all the nations of the earth: and all
the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of
besides those that were in the temple that heard him, others,
upon a rumour that he was apprehended by the priests, and
prophets, and people in the temple, got together in a mob about
him: or, they were "gathered to" F5 him; to hear what he had to
say in his own defence; and it appears afterwards that they were
on his side, ( Jeremiah
26:16 ) .