Jeremiah 28:8

8 From early times the prophets who preceded you and me have prophesied war, disaster and plague against many countries and great kingdoms.

Read Jeremiah 28:8 Using Other Translations

The prophets that have been before me and before thee of old prophesied both against many countries, and against great kingdoms, of war, and of evil, and of pestilence.
The prophets who preceded you and me from ancient times prophesied war, famine, and pestilence against many countries and great kingdoms.
The ancient prophets who preceded you and me spoke against many nations, always warning of war, disaster, and disease.

What does Jeremiah 28:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 28:8

The prophets that have been before me, and before thee of old,
&c.] Such as Isaiah, Hoses, Joel, Amos, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, and others: these prophesied both against many countries and against great kingdoms;
as Egypt, Babylon, Syria, Ethiopia, Moab as Isaiah particularly did: of war, and of evil, and of pestilence;
by evil some think is meant famine, because that usually goes along with the other mentioned, and there being but one letter in which the words for evil and famine differ; and now the prophets that prophesied of these were sent of God, were the true prophets of the Lord; and therefore this ought not to be objected to the prejudice of Jeremiah, that his prophecies were of this sort: yea, if they should not come to pass, yet a man is not to be counted a false prophet, because such things are threatened in case nations do not repent of their sins and reform, which they may do; and then the evils threatened are prevented, as in the case of the Ninevites.

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