Jeremiah 22:5
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New International Version
But if you do not obey these commands, declares the LORD, I swear by myself that this palace will become a ruin.'"

New Living Translation
But if you refuse to pay attention to this warning, I swear by my own name, says the LORD, that this palace will become a pile of rubble.'"

English Standard Version
But if you will not obey these words, I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

New American Standard Bible
"But if you will not obey these words, I swear by Myself," declares the LORD, "that this house will become a desolation."'"

King James Bible
But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

Christian Standard Bible
But if you do not obey these words, then I swear by myself--this is the LORD's declaration--that this house will become a ruin.'"

Contemporary English Version
But if you ignore me, I promise in my own name that this palace will lie in ruins.

Good News Translation
But if you do not obey my commands, then I swear to you that this palace will fall into ruins. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But if you do not obey these words, then I swear by Myself"--this is the LORD's declaration--"that this house will become a ruin."

International Standard Version
But if you don't listen to these words, I swear," declares the LORD, "that this house will become a ruin."'"

NET Bible
But, if you do not obey these commands, I solemnly swear that this palace will become a pile of rubble. I, the LORD, affirm it!"

New Heart English Bible
But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself, says the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if you don't do what I say, I will take an oath on myself," declares the LORD, "that this palace will become a pile of rubble.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by Myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

New American Standard 1977
“But if you will not obey these words, I swear by Myself,” declares the LORD, “that this house will become a desolation.”’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, said the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

King James 2000 Bible
But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself, says the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

American King James Version
But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself, said the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

American Standard Version
But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith Jehovah, that this house shall become a desolation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if you will not hearken to these words: I swear by myself, saith the Lord, that this house shall become a desolation.

Darby Bible Translation
But if ye will not hear these words, I have sworn by myself, saith Jehovah, that this house shall become a waste.

English Revised Version
But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

World English Bible
But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself, says Yahweh, that this house shall become a desolation.

Young's Literal Translation
And if ye do not hear these words, By myself I have sworn -- an affirmation of Jehovah, That this house is for a desolation.
Study Bible
A Warning for Judah's Kings
4"For if you men will indeed perform this thing, then kings will enter the gates of this house, sitting in David's place on his throne, riding in chariots and on horses, even the king himself and his servants and his people. 5"But if you will not obey these words, I swear by Myself," declares the LORD, "that this house will become a desolation."'" 6For thus says the LORD concerning the house of the king of Judah: "You are like Gilead to Me, Like the summit of Lebanon; Yet most assuredly I will make you like a wilderness, Like cities which are not inhabited.…
Cross References
Matthew 23:38
Look, your house is left to you desolate.

Hebrews 6:13
When God made His promise to Abraham, since He had no one greater to swear by, He swore by Himself,

Genesis 22:16
and said, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this thing and have not withheld your son, your only son,

Jeremiah 17:27
"But if you do not listen to Me to keep the sabbath day holy by not carrying a load and coming in through the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day, then I will kindle a fire in its gates and it will devour the palaces of Jerusalem and not be quenched."'"

Jeremiah 26:4
"And you will say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, "If you will not listen to Me, to walk in My law which I have set before you,

Jeremiah 44:26
"Nevertheless hear the word of the LORD, all Judah who are living in the land of Egypt, 'Behold, I have sworn by My great name,' says the LORD, 'never shall My name be invoked again by the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "As the Lord GOD lives."

Amos 6:8
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself, the LORD God of hosts has declared: "I loathe the arrogance of Jacob, And detest his citadels; Therefore I will deliver up the city and all it contains."
Treasury of Scripture

But if you will not hear these words, I swear by myself, said the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

if.

Jeremiah 17:27 But if you will not listen to me to hallow the sabbath day, and not …

2 Chronicles 7:19,22 But if you turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, …

Isaiah 1:20 But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured with the sword: …

I.

Genesis 22:16 And said, By myself have I sworn, said the LORD, for because you …

Numbers 14:28-30 Say to them, As truly as I live, said the LORD, as you have spoken …

Deuteronomy 32:40-42 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever…

Psalm 95:11 To whom I swore in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

Amos 6:8 The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, said the LORD the God of hosts, …

Amos 8:7,8 The LORD has sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never …

Hebrews 3:18 And to whom swore he that they should not enter into his rest, but …

Hebrews 6:13,17 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no …

that.

Jeremiah 7:13,15 And now, because you have done all these works, said the LORD, and …

Jeremiah 26:6-9 Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city …

Jeremiah 39:8 And the Chaldeans burned the king's house, and the houses of the …

Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem …

(5) I swear by myself.--The formula is an exceptionally rare one, but meets us in Genesis 22:16. In Deuteronomy 32:40 the came thought is embodied in the language of the loftiest poetry. The principle in both cases is that on which the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews dwells in Jeremiah 6:13. Men swear by the greater, but God can swear by nothing greater than Himself.

This house.--The context determines the application of the word as meaning the king's palace, not the Temple.

Verse 5. - I swear by myself. "Because he could swear by no greater, he swore by himself" (Hebrews 6:13). A synonymous expression is, "As I live, saith Jehovah" (ver. 24). But if ye will not hear these words,.... Will give no attention, and yield no obedience to them:

I swear by myself, saith the Lord; and by a greater he cannot swear; and that is the reason why he swears by himself, Hebrews 6:13; and as, when he swears to a promise, it shows the immutability of it, the certainty of its performance, and that it is irreversible, and never repented of, nor revoked; so it is when he swears to a threatening. The Targum is,

"by my word I:swear:''

that this house shall become a desolation; meaning not the temple, nor the city, but the king's palace. 5. I swear by myself—(Heb 6:13, 17). God swears because it seemed to them incredible that the family of David should be cast off.

this house—the king's, where Jeremiah spake (Jer 22:4).22:1-9 The king of Judah is spoken to, as sitting upon the throne of David, the man after God's own heart. Let him follow his example, that he may have the benefit of the promises made to him. The way to preserve a government, is to do the duty of it. But sin will be the ruin of the houses of princes, as well as of meaner men. And who can contend with destroyers of God's preparing? God destroys neither persons, cities, nor nations, except for sin; even in this world he often makes it plain for what crimes he sends punishment; and it will be clear at the day of judgement.
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