Jeremiah 42:13

13 “However, if you say, ‘We will not stay in this land,’ and so disobey the LORD your God,

Read Jeremiah 42:13 Using Other Translations

But if ye say, We will not dwell in this land, neither obey the voice of the LORD your God,
But if you say, 'We will not remain in this land,' disobeying the voice of the LORD your God
“But if you refuse to obey the LORD your God, and if you say, ‘We will not stay here;

What does Jeremiah 42:13 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 42:13

But if ye say, we will not dwell in this land
Or continue any longer in it, but go into Egypt:, neither obey the voice of the Lord your God;
or, "so as not to hearken to" or "obey" F21; for they did not say in so many words that they would not obey the voice of the Lord; they had promised they would; but resolving, against his declared will, that they would not abide in the land, but go into Egypt, was interpretatively saying they would not obey his voice.


FOOTNOTES:

F21 (emv ytlbl) "ita ut non auscultetis", Piscator, Cocceius; "ut non obediatis", Pagninus, Schmidt; "ut non audiatis", so some in Vatablus.
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