Jeremiah 49:28

A Message About Kedar and Hazor

28 Concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon attacked: This is what the LORD says: “Arise, and attack Kedar and destroy the people of the East.

Read Jeremiah 49:28 Using Other Translations

Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith the LORD; Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east.
Concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon struck down. Thus says the LORD: "Rise up, advance against Kedar! Destroy the people of the east!
This message was given concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which were attacked by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. This is what the LORD says: “Advance against Kedar! Destroy the warriors from the East!

What does Jeremiah 49:28 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 49:28

Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor
A new prophecy concerning the Arabians; for Kedar was a son of Ishmael, ( Genesis 25:13 ) ; whose posterity inhabited Arabia Petraea. Hazor was Petra itself, the metropolis of the country, whose king had several petty kings and kingdoms under him; for this is not the Hazor in the land of Canaan destroyed by Joshua, which had been the head of several kingdoms; and where Jabin king of Canaan afterwards reigned, ( Joshua 11:10 ) ( Judges 4:2 ) ; though some think that some of those Hazorites in Joshua's time made their escape, and fled into these parts, and built a city, and called it after the name of the former: which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith the Lord:
that is, "thus saith the Lord concerning", or "unto", or "against Kedar" F16 as in ( Jeremiah 49:1 ) ; which the king of Babylon "hath smitten"; the past for the future, common in prophetic language: or, "is about to smite" F17; would do it in a very little time; for the phrase, "thus saith the Lord", is not to be connected with what follows after, but with what goes before; though indeed the next words are the words of the Lord to the Chaldeans: arise ye, go up to Kedar;
in a hostile manner; invade that country, and possess it: and spoil the men of the east;
the Arabians, which lay east of Judea and Babylon: or, "the children of Kedem" F18; the same with Kedemah, another son of Ishmael, ( Genesis 25:15 ) ; whose posterity dwelt still more to the east; so Kimchi; though the Targum renders it "the children of the east".


FOOTNOTES:

F16 (rdql) "ad Cedar", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus; "contra Kedarem", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "contra Arabian", Schmidt.
F17 (hkx) "percussurus est", Junius & Tremellius, Grotius.
F18 (Mdq ynb) "filios Chedem", Montanus, Vatablus.
California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information  California - CCPA Notice