Jeremiah 27:2
New International Version
This is what the LORD said to me: “Make a yoke out of straps and crossbars and put it on your neck.

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD said to me: “Make a yoke, and fasten it on your neck with leather straps.

English Standard Version
Thus the LORD said to me: “Make yourself straps and yoke-bars, and put them on your neck.

Berean Study Bible
This is what the LORD said to me: “Make for yourself a yoke out of leather straps and put it on your neck.

King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,

New King James Version
“Thus says the LORD to me: ‘Make for yourselves bonds and yokes, and put them on your neck,

New American Standard Bible
this is what the LORD has said to me: “Make for yourself restraints and yokes and put them on your neck,

NASB 1995
thus says the LORD to me— “Make for yourself bonds and yokes and put them on your neck,

NASB 1977
thus says the LORD to me—“Make for yourself bonds and yokes and put them on your neck,

Amplified Bible
Thus says the LORD to me, “Make for yourself bonds and yokes and put them on your neck,

Christian Standard Bible
This is what the LORD said to me: “Make chains and yoke bars for yourself and put them on your neck.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
“This is what the LORD said to me: Make chains and yoke bars for yourself and put them on your neck.

American Standard Version
Thus saith Jehovah to me: Make thee bonds and bars, and put them upon thy neck;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Thus LORD JEHOVAH said to me, ‘Make for yourself a yoke and straps and put them on your neck

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thus said the Lord; Make to thyself bonds and yokes, and put them about thy neck,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord to me: Make thee bands, and chains: and thou shalt put them on thy neck.

English Revised Version
Thus saith the LORD to me: Make thee bands and bars, and put them upon thy neck;

Good News Translation
to make myself a yoke out of leather straps and wooden crossbars and to put it on my neck.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD said to me: Make [leather] straps and a wooden yoke, and strap the yoke on your neck.

International Standard Version
this is what the LORD says to me: "Make restraints and yokes for yourself and put them on your neck.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the LORD to me: Make thee bands and bars, and put them upon thy neck;

Literal Standard Version
“Thus said YHWH to me: Make bands and yokes for yourself,

NET Bible
The LORD told me, "Make a yoke out of leather straps and wooden crossbars and put it on your neck.

New Heart English Bible
"Thus says the LORD to me: Make bonds and bars, and put them on your neck;

World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh to me: Make bonds and bars, and put them on your neck;

Young's Literal Translation
'Thus said Jehovah unto me, Make to thee bands and yokes,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Yoke of Nebuchadnezzar
1At the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah son of Josiah king of Judah, this word came to Jeremiah from the LORD. 2This is what the LORD said to me: “Make for yourself a yoke out of leather straps and put it on your neck. 3Send word to the kings of Edom, Moab, Ammon, Tyre, and Sidon through the envoys who have come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 27:11
But the nation that will put its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will leave in its own land, to cultivate it and reside in it, declares the LORD."

Jeremiah 28:10
Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke off the neck of Jeremiah the prophet and broke it.

Jeremiah 28:13
"Go and tell Hananiah that this is what the LORD says: 'You have broken a yoke of wood, but in its place you have fashioned a yoke of iron.'

Jeremiah 30:8
On that day, declares the LORD of Hosts, I will break the yoke off their necks and tear off their bonds, and no longer will strangers enslave them.

Ezekiel 7:23
Forge the chain, for the land is full of crimes of bloodshed, and the city is full of violence.

Ezekiel 30:18
The day will be darkened in Tahpanhes when I break the yoke of Egypt and her proud strength comes to an end. A cloud will cover her, and her daughters will go into captivity.


Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the LORD to me; Make you bonds and yokes, and put them on your neck,

saith the Lord.

Amos 7:1,4
Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's mowings…

make.

Jeremiah 27:12
I spake also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon, and serve him and his people, and live.

Jeremiah 28:10-14
Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it…

put.

Jeremiah 13:1-11
Thus saith the LORD unto me, Go and get thee a linen girdle, and put it upon thy loins, and put it not in water…

Jeremiah 18:2-10
Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words…

Jeremiah 19:1-11
Thus saith the LORD, Go and get a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests; …









(2) Make thee bonds and yokes.--This method of vivid symbolic prediction had a precedent in the conduct of Isaiah when he walked "naked and barefoot" (Isaiah 20:2). We have to realise the infinitely more vivid impression which the appearance of the prophet in this strange guise, as though he were at once a captive slave and a beast of burden, would make on the minds of men, as compared with simply warning them of a coming subjugation. The principle on which the prophet acted was that of Horace (Ep. ad Pis. 180):--

"Segnius irritant animos demissa per aures,

Quam quae sunt oculis subjecta fidelibus, et quae

Ipse sibi tradit spectator."

"Things that we hear less stir the inmost soul,

Than what the eye sees dramatised in act."

So Agabus bound himself with Paul's girdle (Acts 21:11). So Ezekiel dug through the wall of his house and carried out his stuff (Ezekiel 12:5-7). We find from Jeremiah 28:10 that the prophet obeyed the command quite literally. . . .

Verse 2. - Make thee bends and yokes; rather, bands and poles; i.e. the bands which secured the two pieces of wood placed respectively above and beneath the neck of the ox, so forming a yoke. Hence, in Leviticus 26:13, we find the phrase, "the poles [Authorized Version wrongly, 'the bands'] of your yoke." It is clear from Jeremiah 28:10 that this account is to be taken literally.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“This is what
כֹּֽה־ (kōh-)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

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

said
אָמַ֤ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to me:
אֵלַ֔י (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Make
עֲשֵׂ֣ה (‘ă·śêh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

for yourself
לְךָ֔ (lə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

a yoke
וּמֹט֑וֹת (ū·mō·ṭō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 4133: A pole, an ox-bow, a yoke

out of leather straps
מוֹסֵר֖וֹת (mō·w·sê·rō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4147: Chastisement, a halter, restraint

and put it
וּנְתַתָּ֖ם (ū·nə·ṯat·tām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your neck.
צַוָּארֶֽךָ׃ (ṣaw·wā·re·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 6677: The back of the neck


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