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Jeremiah 22:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith Jehovah, that this house shall become a desolation.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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 Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But if you will not obey these words, I swear by Myself,” declares the LORD, “that this house will become a desolation.”’”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But if ye will not hear these words, I have sworn by myself, saith Jehovah, that this house shall become a waste.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, if ye will not hear, these words, By myself, have I sworn, Declareth Yahweh—That, a ruin, shall, this house, become.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And if ye do not hear these words, By myself I have sworn—an affirmation of Jehovah, That this house is for a desolation.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But if you will not hearken to these words: I swear by myself, saith the Lord, that this house shall become a desolation.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But if yee will not heare these words, I sweare by my selfe, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But if ye will not perform these words, by myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, that this house shall be [brought] to desolation.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith Yahweh, that this house shall become a desolation.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But if x518
(0518) Complement
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
ye will not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
hear 8085
{8085} Prime
A primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively to tell, etc.).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
(0853) Complement
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
these x428
(0428) Complement
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
words, 1697
{1697} Prime
From H1696; a word; by implication a matter (as spoken of) or thing; adverbially a cause.
I swear 7650
{7650} Prime
A primitive root; properly to be complete, but used only as a denominative from H7651; to seven oneself, that is, swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times).
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
by myself, saith 5002
{5002} Prime
From H5001; an oracle.
<8803> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 1415
Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
that x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
this x2088
(2088) Complement
A primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that.
house 1004
{1004} Prime
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
shall become x1961
(1961) Complement
A primitive root (compare H1933); to exist, that is, be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary).
a desolation. 2723
{2723} Prime
Feminine of H2721; properly drought, that is, (by implication) a desolation.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Jeremiah 22:5

_ _ I swear by myself — (Hebrews 6:13, Hebrews 6:17). God swears because it seemed to them incredible that the family of David should be cast off.

_ _ this house — the king’s, where Jeremiah spake (Jeremiah 22:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 22:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Jeremiah 22:5

But if ye will not hear these words, I (b) swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

(b) Showing that there is no one greater than he is, (Hebrews 6:13) and that he will most certainly perform his oath.

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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 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;
2 Chronicles 7:22 And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon 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].


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: ... Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, [concerning] which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
Deuteronomy 32:40-42 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever. ... I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; [and that] with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
Psalms 95:11 Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.
Amos 6:8 The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.
Amos 8:7-8 The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works. ... Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it shall be cast out and drowned, as [by] the flood of Egypt.
Hebrews 3:18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his rest, but to them that believed not?
Hebrews 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself,
Hebrews 6:17 Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed [it] by an oath:


Jeremiah 7:13-14 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; ... Therefore will I do unto [this] house, which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh.
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. ... Why hast thou prophesied in the name of the LORD, saying, This house shall be like Shiloh, and this city shall be desolate without an inhabitant? And all the people were gathered against Jeremiah in the house of the LORD.
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.
Micah 3:12 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed [as] a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.
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Gn 22:16. Nu 14:28. Dt 32:40. 2Ch 7:19, 22. Ps 95:11. Is 1:20. Jr 7:13; 17:27; 26:6; 39:8. Am 6:8; 8:7. Mi 3:12. He 3:18; 6:13, 17.

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