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Jeremiah 27:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thus saith Jehovah to me: Make thee bonds and bars, and put them upon thy neck;
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— thus says the LORD to me—“Make for yourself bonds and yokes and put them on your neck,
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thus saith the LORD to me; Make for thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thus hath Jehovah said unto me: Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Thus, said Yahweh unto me, Make thee, bonds and bars, and put them upon thine own neck.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'Thus said Jehovah unto me, Make to thee bands and yokes,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thus saith the Lord to me: Make thee bands, and chains: and thou shalt put them on thy neck.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thus sayth the LORD to me, Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them vpon thy necke.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Thus said the Lord; Make to thyself bonds and yokes, and put [them] about thy neck,
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thus saith Yahweh to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thus x3541
(3541) Complement
From the prefix K and H1931; properly like this, that is, by implication (of manner) thus (or so); also (of place) here (or hither); or (of time) now.
saith 559
{0559} Prime
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
to x413
(0413) Complement
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
me; Make 6213
{6213} Prime
A primitive root; to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application.
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
thee bonds 4147
{4147} Prime
From H3256; properly chastisement, that is, (by implication) a halter; figuratively restraint.
and yokes, 4133
{4133} Prime
Feminine of H4132; a pole; by implication an ox bow; hence a yoke (either literally or figuratively).
and put 5414
{5414} Prime
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
them upon x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
thy neck, 6677
{6677} Prime
Intensive from H6696 in the sense of binding; the back of the neck (as that on which burdens are bound).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Jeremiah 27:2

_ _ bonds — by which the yoke is made fast to the neck (Jeremiah 5:5).

_ _ yokes — literally, the carved piece of wood attached at both ends to the two yokes on the necks of a pair of oxen, so as to connect them. Here the yoke itself. The plural is used, as he was to wear one himself, and give the others to the ambassadors; (Jeremiah 27:3; Jeremiah 28:10, Jeremiah 28:12) proves that the symbolical act was in this instance (though not in others, Jeremiah 25:15) actually done (compare Isaiah 20:2, etc.; Ezekiel 12:3, Ezekiel 12:11, Ezekiel 12:18).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Jeremiah 27:1-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Jeremiah 27:2

Thus saith — God commands the prophet to procure some yokes with bonds to make them more fast; and to put one of them upon his own neck, that therein he might be a type both to his own people, and also the people afterward mentioned, that they should be in bondage to the king of Babylon.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Jeremiah 27:2

Thus saith the LORD to me; Make for thee (b) bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,

(b) By such signs the prophets used sometimes to confirm their prophecies which they could not do of themselves but in as much as they had a revelation for the same, (Isaiah 20:2) and therefore the false prophets to get more credit, used also such visible signs but they had no revelation, (1 Kings 22:12).

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saith the LORD[YHWH]:
or, hath the Lord said,
Amos 7:1 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.
Amos 7:4 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep, and did eat up a part.


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. ... For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have given him the beasts of the field also.


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. ... For as the girdle cleaveth to the loins of a man, so have I caused to cleave unto me the whole house of Israel and the whole house of Judah, saith the LORD; that they might be unto me for a people, and for a name, and for a praise, and for a glory: but they would not hear.
Jeremiah 18:2-10 Arise, and go down to the potter's house, and there I will cause thee to hear my words. ... If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.
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; ... And shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as [one] breaketh a potter's vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury [them] in Tophet, till [there be] no place to bury.
Jeremiah 28:10 Then Hananiah the prophet took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah's neck, and brake it.
1 Kings 11:30-31 And Ahijah caught the new garment that [was] on him, and rent it [in] twelve pieces: ... And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces: for thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee:
Isaiah 20:2-4 At the same time spake the LORD by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, Go and loose the sackcloth from off thy loins, and put off thy shoe from thy foot. And he did so, walking naked and barefoot. ... So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with [their] buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.
Ezekiel 4:1-5:17 Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee, and pourtray upon it the city, [even] Jerusalem: ... So will I send upon you famine and evil beasts, and they shall bereave thee; and pestilence and blood shall pass through thee; and I will bring the sword upon thee. I the LORD have spoken [it].
Ezekiel 12:1-28 The word of the LORD also came unto me, saying, ... Therefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; There shall none of my words be prolonged any more, but the word which I have spoken shall be done, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel 24:3-12 And utter a parable unto the rebellious house, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Set on a pot, set [it] on, and also pour water into it: ... She hath wearied [herself] with lies, and her great scum went not forth out of her: her scum [shall be] in the fire.
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