Jeremiah 27:17
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English Standard Version
Do not listen to them; serve the king of Babylon and live. Why should this city become a desolation?

King James Bible
Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste?

American Standard Version
Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city become a desolation?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore hearken not to them, but serve the king of Babylon, that you may live. Why should this city be given up to desolation?

English Revised Version
Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: wherefore should this city become a desolation?

Webster's Bible Translation
Hearken not to them; serve the king of Babylon, and live: why should this city be laid waste?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The people, on the other hand, that bends under the yoke of the king of Babylon shall remain in its own land. For the great Asiatic conquerors contented themselves, in the first place, with thoroughly subjecting the vanquished nations and imposing a tribute; only in the case of stubborn resistance or of insurrection on the part of the conquered did they proceed to destroy the kingdoms and deport their populations. This Zedekiah and the ambassadors that had come to him might have learnt from Nebuchadnezzar's course of action after the capture of Jerusalem under Jehoiachin, as compared with that in Jehoiakim's time, had they not been utterly infatuated by the lying spirit of the false prophets, whose prophecies accommodated themselves to the wishes of the natural heart.

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Jeremiah 27:11,12 But the nations that bring their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him...

wherefore.

Jeremiah 27:13 Why will you die, you and your people, by the sword, by the famine, and by the pestilence...

Jeremiah 38:17,23 Then said Jeremiah to Zedekiah, Thus said the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel...

Cross References
Jeremiah 7:34
And I will silence in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem the voice of mirth and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, for the land shall become a waste.

Jeremiah 38:17
Then Jeremiah said to Zedekiah, "Thus says the LORD, the God of hosts, the God of Israel: If you will surrender to the officials of the king of Babylon, then your life shall be spared, and this city shall not be burned with fire, and you and your house shall live.

Jeremiah 42:11
Do not fear the king of Babylon, of whom you are afraid. Do not fear him, declares the LORD, for I am with you, to save you and to deliver you from his hand.

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