Jeremiah 5:20

20 “Announce this to the descendants of Jacob and proclaim it in Judah:

Jeremiah 5:20 in Other Translations

20 Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying,
20 Declare this in the house of Jacob; proclaim it in Judah:
20 “Make this announcement to Israel, and say this to Judah:
20 "Tell the house of Jacob this, put out this bulletin in Judah:
20 "Declare this in the house of Jacob; proclaim it in Judah, saying:

Jeremiah 5:20 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 5:20

Declare this in the house of Jacob
That a mighty nation should come and destroy them, and they should be servants in a strange land; or rather the words seem to be an order to declare war against the Jews, and even in their own land; and do not seem to be addressed to the prophet, but to others, seeing the words are in the plural number; see ( Jeremiah 4:5 ) : and publish it in Judah:
the house of Jacob and Judah are the same, namely, the two tribes of Benjamin and Judah; for, as for the ten tribes, as observed on ( Jeremiah 5:15 ) , they had been carried captive before this time: saying:
as follows:

Jeremiah 5:20 In-Context

18 “Yet even in those days,” declares the LORD, “I will not destroy you completely.
19 And when the people ask, ‘Why has the LORD our God done all this to us?’ you will tell them, ‘As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods in your own land, so now you will serve foreigners in a land not your own.’
20 “Announce this to the descendants of Jacob and proclaim it in Judah:
21 Hear this, you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear:
22 Should you not fear me?” declares the LORD. “Should you not tremble in my presence? I made the sand a boundary for the sea, an everlasting barrier it cannot cross. The waves may roll, but they cannot prevail; they may roar, but they cannot cross it.

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