Jeremiah 22:5
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.

Berean Study Bible
But if you do not obey these words, then I swear by Myself, declares the LORD, that this house will become a pile of rubble.’ ”

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.

New King James Version
But if you will not hear these words, I swear by Myself,” says 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 place of ruins.”’”

NASB 1995
“But if you will not obey these words, I swear by Myself,” declares the LORD, “that this house will become a desolation."’”

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

Amplified Bible
But if you will not hear and obey these words, I swear [an oath] by Myself,” says the LORD, “that this house will 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.’ ”

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.”

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And if you will not hear this word, by myself I have sworn, says LORD JEHOVAH, ‘This house shall be for desolation’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But if ye will not perform these words, by myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, that this house shall be brought to desolation.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
And if you do not hear these words, I have sworn by Myself,” A declaration of YHWH, “That this house is for a desolation.”

New American Bible
But if you do not obey these commands, I swear by myself—oracle of the LORD: this house shall become rubble.

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

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."

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Warning for Judah's Kings
4For if you will indeed carry out these commands, then kings who sit on David’s throne will enter through the gates of this palace riding on chariots and horses—they and their officials and their people. 5But if you do not obey these words, then I swear by Myself, declares the LORD, that this house will become a pile of rubble.’”

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
saying, "By Myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld 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 while entering the gates of Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, then I will kindle an unquenchable fire in its gates to consume the citadels of Jerusalem.'"

Jeremiah 26:4
And you are to tell them that this is what the LORD says: 'If you do not listen to Me and walk in My law, which I have set before you,

Jeremiah 44:26
Nevertheless, hear the word of the LORD, all you people of Judah living in Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by My great name, says the LORD, that never again will any man of Judah living in the land of Egypt invoke My name or say, 'As surely as the Lord GOD lives.'

Amos 6:8
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself--the LORD, the God of Hosts, has declared: "I abhor Jacob's pride and detest his citadels, so I will deliver up the city and everything in it."


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 ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the sabbath day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the gates of Jerusalem on the sabbath day; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.

2 Chronicles 7:19,22
But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; …

Isaiah 1:20
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

I.

Genesis 22:16
And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

Numbers 14:28-30
Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: …

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

that.

Jeremiah 7:13,15
And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not; …

Jeremiah 26:6-9
Then will I make this house like Shiloh, and will make this city a curse to all the nations of the earth…

Jeremiah 39:8
And the Chaldeans burned the king's house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down the walls of 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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But if
וְאִם֙ (wə·’im)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

obey
תִשְׁמְע֔וּ (ṯiš·mə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

these
הָאֵ֑לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

words,
הַדְּבָרִ֖ים (had·də·ḇā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

then I swear by Myself,
נִשְׁבַּ֙עְתִּי֙ (niš·ba‘·tî)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7650: To seven oneself, swear

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

the LORD,
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

that
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

this
הַזֶּֽה׃ (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

house
הַבַּ֥יִת (hab·ba·yiṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1004: A house

will become
יִֽהְיֶ֖ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

a pile of rubble.’”
לְחָרְבָּ֥ה (lə·ḥā·rə·bāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2723: Waste, desolation, ruin


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