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.’”

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.

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.

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
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 set before you,

Jeremiah 44:26
Nevertheless, hear the word of the LORD, all you Jews living in Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by My great name, says the LORD, that My name will never again be invoked by anyone of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, "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.







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

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

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

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

words,
הַדְּבָרִ֖ים (had·də·ḇā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 7650: To seven oneself, swear

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

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

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

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

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

will become
יִֽהְיֶ֖ה (yih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 2723: Waste, desolation, ruin
(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). 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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