JEREMIAH 22:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the Lord, that this house shall become a desolation.”

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Jeremiah 22:5 Translation & Meaning

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But if וְאִם֙ Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not if
ye will not לֹ֣א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
hear תִשְׁמְע֔וּ To hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.) hear
these הָאֵ֑לֶּה These or those these
words, הַדְּבָרִ֖ים A word; by implication, a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially, a cause words
I swear נִשְׁבַּ֙עְתִּי֙ To seven oneself, i.e., swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times) swear
by myself, saith נְאֻם An oracle saith
the Lord, יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
that כִּי (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjunction or adverb (as below); often largely modified by other particles annexed that
this הַזֶּֽה׃ The masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that this
house הַבַּ֥יִת A house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.) house
shall become יִֽהְיֶ֖ה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) become
a desolation. לְחָרְבָּ֥ה Properly, drought, i.e., (by implication) a desolation desolation

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  • 3  Thus saith the Lord; Execute ye judgment and righteousness, and deliver the spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the stranger, the fatherless, nor the widow, neither shed innocent blood in this place.

  • 4  For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people.

  • 5  But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the Lord, that this house shall become a desolation.

  • 6  For thus saith the Lord unto the king's house of Judah; Thou art Gilead unto me, and the head of Lebanon: yet surely I will make thee a wilderness, and cities which are not inhabited.

  • 7  And I will prepare destroyers against thee, every one with his weapons: and they shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire.




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