Jeremiah 22:11

11 For thus says the Lord concerning Shallum son of King Josiah of Judah, who succeeded his father Josiah, and who went away from this place: He shall return here no more,

Jeremiah 22:11 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 22:11

For thus saith the Lord touching Shallum
Not Shallum the fourth son of Josiah, ( 1 Chronicles 3:15 ) ; for it is not likely that he should immediately succeed his father; nor Zedekiah, as Jarchi; nor Jeconiah, as Kimchi; but Jehoahaz, as Aben Ezra; who seems to have had several names, as Johanan, ( 1 Chronicles 3:15 ) ; and Shallum here: the son of Josiah king of Judah, which reigned instead of Josiah his
father;
the same is said of Jehoahaz, ( 2 Chronicles 36:1 ) ; which went forth out of this place;
out of Jerusalem, being put down there from his throne by Pharaohnecho, and carried by him into Egypt, ( 2 Chronicles 36:3 2 Chronicles 36:4 ) ; he shall not return thither any more;
he died in Egypt, or however out of his own land; but was alive when this prophecy was delivered out, which was in the reign of his brother Jehoiakim, as some following verses show.

Jeremiah 22:11 In-Context

9 And they will answer, "Because they abandoned the covenant of the Lord their God, and worshiped other gods and served them."
10 Do not weep for him who is dead, nor bemoan him; weep rather for him who goes away, for he shall return no more to see his native land.
11 For thus says the Lord concerning Shallum son of King Josiah of Judah, who succeeded his father Josiah, and who went away from this place: He shall return here no more,
12 but in the place where they have carried him captive he shall die, and he shall never see this land again.
13 Woe to him who builds his house by unrighteousness, and his upper rooms by injustice; who makes his neighbors work for nothing, and does not give them their wages;