Jeremiah 27:2
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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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Commentary
Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

saith the Lord. or, hath the Lord said.

Amos 7:1,4 Thus has the Lord GOD showed to me; and, behold, he formed grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter growth; and...

make.

Jeremiah 27:12 I spoke also to Zedekiah king of Judah according to all these words, saying, Bring your necks under the yoke of the king of Babylon...

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

put.

Jeremiah 13:1-11 Thus said the LORD to me, Go and get you a linen girdle, and put it on your 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 you to hear my words...

Jeremiah 19:1-11 Thus said 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...

Jeremiah 28:10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and broke it.

1 Kings 11:30,31 And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces...

Isaiah 20:2-4 At the same time spoke the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off your loins...

Ezekiel 4:1 You also, son of man, take you a tile, and lay it before you, and portray on it the city, even Jerusalem:

Ezekiel 5:1 And you, son of man, take you a sharp knife, take you a barber's razor, and cause it to pass on your head and on your beard...

Ezekiel 12:1 The word of the LORD also came to me, saying,

Ezekiel 24:3-12 And utter a parable to the rebellious house, and say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set it on...

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The 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

Cross References
Jeremiah 27:11
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."'"

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

Jeremiah 28:13
"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.

Jeremiah 30:8
"'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.

Ezekiel 7:23
"'Prepare chains! For the land is full of bloodshed, and the city is full of violence.

Ezekiel 30:18
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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