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.
King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,
Darby Bible Translation
Thus hath Jehovah said unto me: Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy 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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Make thee bonds and yokes - Probably yokes with straps, by which they were attached to the neck. This was a symbolical action, to show that the several kings mentioned below should be brought under the dominion of the Chaldeans.
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saith the Lord. or, hath the Lord said.
LibraryThe Last King of Judah
Zedekiah at the beginning of his reign was trusted fully by the king of Babylon and had as a tried counselor the prophet Jeremiah. By pursuing an honorable course toward the Babylonians and by paying heed to the messages from the Lord through Jeremiah, he could have kept the respect of many in high authority and have had opportunity to communicate to them a knowledge of the true God. Thus the captive exiles already in Babylon would have been placed on vantage ground and granted many liberties; the …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
But if any nation will bow its neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon and serve him, I will let that nation remain in its own land to till it and to live there, declares the LORD."'"
Then the prophet Hananiah took the yoke off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah and broke it,
"Go and tell Hananiah, 'This is what the LORD says: You have broken a wooden yoke, but in its place you will get a yoke of iron.
"'In that day,' declares the LORD Almighty, 'I will break the yoke off their necks and will tear off their bonds; no longer will foreigners enslave them.
"'Prepare chains! For the land is full of bloodshed, and the city is full of violence.
Dark will be the day at Tahpanhes when I break the yoke of Egypt; there her proud strength will come to an end. She will be covered with clouds, and her villages will go into captivity.
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