Jeremiah 5:20

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

Read Jeremiah 5:20 Using Other Translations

Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying,
Declare this in the house of Jacob; proclaim it in Judah:
“Make this announcement to Israel, and say this to Judah:

What does Jeremiah 5:20 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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:

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