Thus saith Jehovah: Execute ye justice and righteousness, and deliver him that is robbed out of the hand of the oppressor: and do no wrong, do no violence to the sojourner, the fatherless, nor the widow; neither shed innocent blood in this place. "They are cast out, he and his seed ..." (Jeremiah 22:28-30). ... (22:1) Jeremiah was to tell the “king of Judah, the one sitting on the throne of David” (or the king in the royal line that had its start with David), to “hear” or pay attention to the “word of YHWH.” This word or message was not just for the monarch to hear. The virgin will conceive and bear a son, and they will call him 19 Emmanuel,” 20 which means 21 “God with us.” 22 24 When Joseph awoke from sleep he did what the angel of the Lord 23 told him. “This is what it means to know the Lord” (Jeremiah 22:16). This violated the principle of primogeniture. Jeremiah Persecuted by Pashhur. Jeremiah Preaches before Jehoiakim. GO TO: CROSSWORD PUZZLES, TRUE AND FALSE TESTS, AND WORD SEARCH PUZZLES. STUDY GUIDE COMMENTARY SERIES OLD TESTAMENT, VOL. And I will prepare destroyers against thee, everyone with his weapons; and they shall cut down thy choice cedars, and cast them into the fire. or Ah his glory! 22:29) 22:29 "O land, land, land" The threefold repetition was a Hebraic idiom of intensity (cf. The prophecy here is that both Jeconiah (Coniah) and the queen mother shall go into Babylonian captivity and die in that land. Now available for Jeremiah 22:1-10. The problem is solved either (1) by throwing out the last four words here as not belonging to the text (And this is supported by the LXX), or (2) by making Jeremiah 22:30 the full explanation of what is meant by "write Coniah childless." For if ye doe this thing indeede, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house, Kings … … The destroyed city will become a monument to God's wrath against the transgressors of his covenant."[7]. This is a landmark chapter in God's Word. Jeremiah … How little is earthly grandeur to be depended upon, or flourishing families to be rejoiced in! the prophet Jeremiah (cf. (For those interested in a further study of this, see Vol. But those who hear the voice of Christ, and follow him, have eternal life, and shall never perish, neither shall any enemy pluck them out of his almighty hands. "[17], "The wind shall feed all thy shepherds ..." (Jeremiah 22:22). The children who despise their parents' old fashions, commonly come short of their real excellences. The sheer length will keep many away, and several other works get to the point more directly. "The queen mother had some official status in Judah of that period and may have worn a crown and sat on a throne adjacent to that of the king ... Jehoiachin was eventually released in Babylon by Evil-Merodach; but he was required to remain in Babylon."[21]. Both Bashan and Abarim were beyond the strict borders of Palestine, Abarim is the chain of mountains east of Jordan in which is located Mount Nebo, from which Moses viewed the Promised land. ", "Go up to Lebanon and cry; lift up thy voice in Bashan, and cry from Abarim; for all thy lovers are destroyed. Here also is the doom of Jehoiakim. For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people. Jeremiah 22 Commentary: Introduction. Certainly, there is no Jehoiachin, Coniah, or Jeconiah in the Lukan account of the lineage of the Son of God which goes back to David, not through Solomon, but through Nathan. It is even possible that "the land" … Some very learned men of an earlier generation insist that he died, literally, without any children. The subject of “knowing God” is a thread that runs throughout the Bible. Jehoiachim was actually the firstborn of Josiah; but his evil character was evidently well known in Judah, which probably accounts for the people's elevation of Jehoahaz to the throne instead of his older brother. Jeremiah was sent to the palace of the king, to tell him of the determination of Yahweh to provide a king after His own heart. For thus saith Jehovah touching Shallum the son of Josiah, king of Judah, who reigned instead of Josiah his father, and went forth out of his place: He shall not return thither any more; but in the place where they have led him captive, there shall he die, and he shall see this land no more.". "That useth his neighbor for services without wages ..." (Jeremiah 22:13). Very fearful on alarm of trouble. He should take sober care to … Yes it can apply to church or business leader as well. Time was when he was delighted in; but all those in whom God has no pleasure, some time or other, will be so lowered, that men will have no pleasure in them. However, even if it was otherwise, the prohibition was not against such a descendant "sitting on David's throne," but against his doing so "in Jerusalem!" The king of Judah is spoken to, as sitting upon the throne of David, the man after God's own heart. "Here is a democratic idea, `The king and the carpenter or neighbors. (Jeremiah 22:17). But thine eyes and thy heart are not but for thy covetousness, and for shedding innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence, to do it.". wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into the land which they know not? JEREMIAH 22 THE EARTHLY HOUSE OF DAVID TERMINATED This is a landmark chapter in God's Word. They shall not lament for him, saying, Ah lord! Jehoiakim was unjust, and made no conscience of shedding innocent blood. These words, of course, apply to the brief period following the usurpation of the throne from Shallum by the Egyptians who placed their vassal Jehoiachim on the throne and imposed a heavy tribute of a hundred talents of silver and a talent of gold annually upon the people. This meant "Do not weep for Josiah, but for Shallum." (Read all of Jeremiah 22) This chapter is a prophecy of what should befall the sons of Josiah, Jehoahaz or Shallum; Jehoiakim and Jeconiah. Calvin is amillennial on passages about Israel’s long-range future, and premillennialists will … The Jewish king shall be despised. Jeremiah 22:1-5,8 are alleged to be "in the style of Deuteronomy";[4] but it would be far better to state that they are in the style of Moses; for it is the whole covenant of God with Israel that is referred to in these verses. Home » Bible Commentaries » Jeremiah. Jehoiakim knew that his father found the way of duty to be the way of comfort, yet he would not tread in his steps. Shalt thou reign because thou strivest to excel in cedar? Jeremiah 22:1-30.EXHORTATION TO REPENTANCE; JUDGMENT ON SHALLUM, JEHOIAKIM, AND CONIAH. One name is the family name and the other one is the name assumed when the wearer came to the throne. "As I live, saith Jehovah, though Coniah the son of Jehoiachin king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence; and I will give thee into the hand of them that seek thy life, and into the hand of them of whom thou art afraid, even into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans. Therefore we follow the position of Ezekiel and of Jeremiah in considering Coniah as the last of Israel's kings. Not only murder, but the type of slavery mentioned in these verses, were offenses against covenant law (Leviticus 19:13). In this man and his hapless son Coniah, the house of David came to its miserable end. He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well, Was not this to know me? He shall be buried with the burial of an ass, drawn and cast forth beyond the gates of Jerusalem.". The way to preserve a government, is to do the duty of it. The greatest of men must look upon the meanest as their neighbours, and be just to them accordingly. (Jeremiah 31:22) . The king and princes are exhorted to execute judgment, and are assured that, if they did so, the royal family should flourish, but otherwise it should be ruined, Jeremiah 22:1-9. Practically all present-day scholars accept solution (2), above. This man was named Jeconiah (Jeremiah 24:1) and Coniah (here and in Jeremiah 37:1); and he came to the throne under the name of Jehoiachin. This was a word specifically for the king. Let him follow his example, that he may have the benefit of the promises made to him. … "Weep ye not for the dead, neither bemoan him; but weep sore for him that goeth away; for he shall return no more, nor see his native country. Yes, it states in Matthew 1:12 that Jeconiah "begat Shealtiel"; but in genealogical tables distinctions such as real sons or adopted sons were not distinguished. Chapter 22 Upon occasion of the message sent in the foregoing chapter to the house of the king, we have here recorded some sermons which Jeremiah preached at court, in some preceding reigns, that it might appear they had had fair warning long before that fatal sentence was pronounced upon them, and were put in a way to prevent it. 13A ISBN: 978-1-892691-45-3 BIBLE LESSONS INTERNATIONAL MARSHALL, TEXAS 2013 www.biblelessonsintl.com ... Jeremiah 22: Jeremiah 35: Jeremiah 48: Jeremiah 10: Jeremiah 23: Jeremiah 36: Jeremiah 49: Jeremiah 11: Jeremiah 24: Jeremiah 37: Jeremiah 50: Jeremiah 12: Jeremiah 25: Jeremiah 38: Jeremiah … It has been objected to Jeremiah's prophecy here that no one descended from Coniah would ever sit upon the throne of David; because, as premillennial advocates insist, "This would exclude Christ from sitting on David's throne. "Was not this to know me, saith Jehovah ..." (Jeremiah 22:16)? Hosea also was commanded to name his firstborn son Jezreel, which means, "I will cause the kingdom of the house of Israel to cease" (Hosea 1:3). The passage merely states that, "Jehoiachim slept with his fathers, and his son Jehoiachin reigned in his stead." Some find a problem here, because Jeremiah 22:30 states that Jeconiah would die childless. The wind shall feed all thy shepherds, and thy lovers shall go into captivity: surely then shalt thou be ashamed and confounded for all thy wickedness. then it was well with him. Payne Smith insisted that, "There is no proof that Jehoiachin ever had any children. "This means, `the wind shall round them up and drive them away.' In addition to the great tribute which he promised Egypt, and which he extorted annually from the people, he initiated a very luxurious and extravagant building program for himself, using forced labor, conscripting his neighbors to work for him without any pay whatever. Jeremiah 29 – Letter to the Captives A. (10-19) The doom of the royal family. Keil cited two other variations of the name which correspond to two of the three names cited here. [15], It is believed that the fulfillment of this prophecy came as the Babylonian invaders approached Jerusalem. He shall die unlamented, hateful for oppression and cruelty. It makes little difference which was which; but Shallum and Eliakim are usually identified as the family names. The Jewish state is described under a threefold character. All Rights Reserved. 231-235.) (b.c. "[18]. The captivity of Shallum, the son of Josiah, is declared to be irreversible, Jeremiah 22:10-12; and the miserable and unlamented end of Jeconiah, contemptuously called Coniah, is foretold, Jeremiah 22:13-19. Jeremiah 22 Commentary: In Jeremiah 22 we see a continuation of God’s addressing the king’s household that we saw started in our lesson in Jeremiah 21.Read more about the Last Five Kings of Judah here. Jeremiah 22:8 reflects the promise recorded by Moses in Deuteronomy 29:33ff. God notices the wrong done by the greatest to poor servants and labourers, and will repay those in justice, who will not, in justice, pay those whom they employ. Satan must have been well pleased with such a son! Let it be our care that we die in Christ, then it will be well with us wherever we die, thought it may be in a far country. With the removal of Jehoahaz by the Egyptians, the last hope of Judah's having a decent king perished. "[1], The chapter naturally falls into four paragraphs: (1) Jeremiah 22:1-9, applicable to the early part of the reign of Jehoiachim; (2) Jeremiah 22:10-12 which speak of the days immediately after the deposition of Jehoahaz and his captivity in Egypt; (3) Jeremiah 22:13-19 applicable to the events near the close of Jehoiachim's wicked reign; and (4) Jeremiah 22:20-30 relating to the reign of Jeconiah (Coniah, or Jehoiachin).[2]. There's not a line to the contrary anywhere in the Bible; and we can see no purpose in noting that when the death of Jehoiachim was mentioned in 2 Kings 24:6 there was no reference to what happened. Did not thy father eat and drink, and do justice and righteousness? Jeremiah 22 The Lord will judge kings that are evil. Jer. Is this man Coniah a despised broken vessel? 1 ‘Go down to the house of the king of Judah,’ the Lord said to me. Here it makes little or no difference, because the words perfectly fit either one of the monarchs mentioned. Listen to Pastor Robert Furrow as he continues his Commentary on Jeremiah picking up today in chapter 22, verse 1. Jeremiah 22 Jer 22:1 Jer 22: "Jehoahaz, king of Judah, was warned of the folly of his action. He was a typical Near-Eastern despot, doing all kinds of violence against any or all hapless victims of his displeasure and murdering many innocent people, including, among countless others the prophet Uriah, who was extradited from Egypt and put to death (Jeremiah 26:20-23). Jehoahaz, called here Shallum, is lamented, Jeremiah 22:10-12. The climax of this theme occurs in the conversation Jesus had with his disciples the night before he died. "How greatly to be pitied shalt thou be ..." (Jeremiah 22:23). Whoever are childless, it is the Lord that writes them so; and those who take no care to do good in their days, cannot expect to prosper. "[20], "Thee and the mother that bare thee ..." (Jeremiah 22:26). Nevertheless, the passage bears witness to the fulfillment of this prophecy, because, "The complete formula for describing the death of a king of Judah was: `He slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David.' So the king is warned (vv 1-5). And many nations shall pass by this city, and they shall cry every man to his neighbor, Wherefore hath Jehovah done thus unto this great city? for the Lord hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man. Although Jellie thought that these first nine verses were addressed to the early days of the reign of Jehoiachim, Harrison assigned them to the times of Zedekiah. We wonder at so many writers expressing concern that "We have no confirmation of this prophecy." His family is threatened with the like captivity, and his seed declared to be for ever excluded from the throne, Jeremiah 22:20-30. None is needed. It meant merely that he would not have a successor on the throne of Judah. There are actually more references in this writer's Cross-Reference Bible to Exodus, Leviticus, Genesis, and Numbers than there are to Deuteronomy. Covetousness, which is the root of all evil, was at the bottom of all. "Therefore thus saith Jehovah concerning Jehoiachim the son of Josiah, the king of Judah; They shall not lament for him, saying, Ah my brother! I simply want us to realize what God expects of our leaders. The double names here should not be confusing. 1. Josiah was prevented from seeing the evil to come in this world, and removed to see the good to come in the other world; therefore, weep not for him, but for his son Shallum, who is likely to live and die a wretched captive. and say, Hear the word of Jehovah, O king of Judah, that sittest upon the throne of David, thou, and thy servants, and thy people that enter in by these gates. And I will cast thee out, and thy mother that bare thee, into another country, where ye were not born; and there shall ye die. "Thus said Jehovah; Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word. Either solution appears to be adequate. Justice is recommended, and destruction threatened in case of disobedience. Jer. The Jews of Jerusalem never recognized Zedekiah as king and continually longed for the return of Jehoiachin. JOHN CALVIN Commentary Book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah 22 commentary 1. The short version is Jeremiah uses this section to address the some of the last kings in Israel before that place got completely … However, the prophet would not have inserted it in Zedekiah's roll, unless the circumstances of Jehoiachim's death had been such as to give full weight to this warning. "Because they forsook the covenant of Jehovah ..." (Jeremiah 22:9). I am aware of a formatting issue in the NIV '84 edition. CHAPTER 22. 1. However, the strategy did not work. (20-30). Jehoiakim is reproved and threatened, Jeremiah 22… Shallum was the very last chance that Israel had to receive a decent king. When people return to the *LORD, they must be genuine 4:1-4. v1 ‘If you will return, Israel, … The same words were used of Jesus by himself in a comparison with John the Baptist (Matthew 11:18-19), "Shalt thou reign because thou strivest to excel in cedar ..." (Jeremiah 22:15)? Shallum was the first king of Israel to be deported and to die in exile. Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, you who sit on the throne of David: Jeremiah continued the prophecy from the previous chapter, directed to the house of David. This prophecy is repeated in Jeremiah 36:30; but of its fulfillment we know nothing. Those that think themselves as signets on God's right hand, must not be secure, but fear lest they should be plucked thence. We do not attach a great deal of importance to the question; but we prefer the views presented by the Dean of Canterbury and by Matthew Henry. Scholars are not unanimous in their opinions regarding the dates of specific verses in the chapter; but there seems to be no doubt that all of the prophecies in this section may be applied to terminal conditions in "the sinful kingdom." His high position of authority required of him a responsibility he was not prepared to present. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyest not my voice. Jeremiah 23 5 6, Commentary, Meaning, Messiah, Jesus; Jeremiah 24 Commentary; Jeremiah 25 Commentary; Jeremiah 26 Commentary; Jeremiah 27 Commentary; Jeremiah 28 Commentary; Jeremiah 29 Commentary. In fact there are not even any distinctions between sons and grandsons, actual sons or Levirate sons, etc. The beginning of the Jewish state had been contrary to God's will (1 Samuel 8:7). Jer. ", "Was not this to know me, saith Jehovah ...", "The wind shall feed all thy shepherds ...", "How greatly to be pitied shalt thou be ...". We know where we were born, but where we shall die we know not; it is enough that our God knows. It is the kind of knowledge that is exhibited in a pious and godly life, and in the strict obedience of his holy commandments. A. Thompson in his analysis of the passage. "He permitted pagan rites to flourish again, including even those of Egypt. The thought seems to be that the whole land of Palestine, along with its surrounding areas, should moan, and weep and bewail the devastation coming upon Judah. Also, the scriptures flatly declare that the reference to some Great One to sit on David's throne was a reference to the resurrection of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:31). Along with the king's palace, the whole city will be destroyed. "Thine eyes and thine heart are not, but for thy covetousness, etc." "[24] Such an objection, however is worthless, since Luke's genealogy makes no mention of any son of Jehoiachin in the ancestry of Christ. This indeed came to pass; and Coniah lived thirty-seven years in captivity. He contrived the dethroning of his own brother, resulting in his captivity and probable death. Jeremiah 22:1-30. There is little need to catalogue the sins of Jehoiachim. 6:3; Ezek. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, "They shall cut down thy choice cedars ...", "Because they forsook the covenant of Jehovah ...", "Weep not for the dead ... but for him that goeth away ...", "That useth his neighbor for services without wages ...", "Shalt thou reign because thou strivest to excel in cedar ...", "Thine eyes and thine heart are not, but for thy covetousness, etc. Here is a sentence of death upon two kings, the wicked sons of a very pious father. 3 Thus says the Lord, “ "These were Judah's political allies. The fulfillment of the Messianic promise was complete when Jesus Christ, "sat down at the right hand of the majesty On High.". © 2021 Christianity.com. The king shall close his days in bondage. Many never are ashamed of their sins till brought by them to the last extremity. The details of that destruction are all evident in this chapter. Besides that, Nebuchadnezzar captured Zedekiah and blinded him after killing his sons before his eyes; and he was outlived many years by Jeconiah, who lived some thirty-seven years in captivity until he was released by Evil-Merodach. Belonging to an earlier period than the twenty-first chapter, namely, the reigns of Shallum or Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, and Jeconiah ( Jeremiah 22:10 Jeremiah 22:13 Jeremiah 22:20).Jeremiah often groups his prophecies, not by chronological order, but by similarity of subjects; thus Jeremiah 22… The latter was the last sad home for Judah. The prophet loved his native land and his sinful people; and his heart was filled with pity as he delivered the tragic message regarding Judah's destruction. Then they shall answer, Because they forsook the covenant of Jehovah their God and worshipped other gods, and served them. But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith Jehovah, that this house shall become a desolation. The beginning of the Jewish state had been contrary to God's will (1 Samuel 8:7). Everything that fell under his eyesight was only looked at with a view of using what he saw in some way to his advantage; and nothing ever entered his mind but some evil plan or device by which he could defraud or exploit his subjects! saith Jehovah. Keil's comment here was, "Kingship does not consist in the erection of splendid palaces, but in the administration of righteousness and justice,"[13]. Not surprisingly, that "sinful kingdom" became the scandal of antiquity, fully deserving the word of the Lord to Amos when he declared, "Behold, the eyes of the Lord are upon the sinful kingdom; and I will destroy it off the face of the earth" (Amos 9:8). Commentary on Jeremiah 22:1-9 (Read Jeremiah 22:1-9) The king of Judah is spoken to, as sitting upon the throne of David, the man after God's own heart. or, Ah sister! “This is eternal life, to know you…” (John 17:3). Both Ezekiel and Jeremiah regarded Jeconiah (Coniah) as the last king of Judah; but some writers insist that Zedekiah was the last king. 2 “Hear the Lord 's message, king of Judah, who sits on the throne of David. I spake to thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. "But if ye will not hear these words, I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall … Those who try to find Coniah in the ancestry of Christ will find it in Matthew 1:12; but that is only the legal ancestry of Christ through his foster father Joseph, making him the legal heir to the throne that was once held by Jeconiah. 22 Thus says the Lord, “Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and there speak this word 2 and say, ‘Hear the word of the Lord, O king of Judah, who sits on David’s throne, you and your servants and your people who enter these gates. And who can contend with destroyers of God's preparing? For thus saith Jehovah concerning the house of the king of Judah: Thou art Gilead unto me, and the head of Lebanon; yet surely I will make thee a wilderness, and cities which are not inhabited. None are mentioned in 2 Kings 24:15; and the fact that when his father Jehoiachim died the harem of that ruler passed to Coniah, suggests that the "children" mentioned in 2 Chronicles 3:17 might merely have been his adopted children through that inheritance."[22]. 20 Now j Pashhur the priest, the son of k Immer, who was l chief officer in the house of the L ord, heard Jeremiah prophesying these things. (1-4) A letter from Jerusalem to the captives in Babylon. "[14] There is no doubt whatever that the omission of the usual line, `He was buried with his fathers,' means, absolutely, that he was not so buried. 31:22 22 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? How long wilt thou go about — Or, go out of the right way, or follow thine own imaginations, O thou backsliding daughter — Thou that didst formerly revolt from thy sovereign Lord, and decline from his worship and service, going after idols, and seeking help from foreign nations, instead of applying to him for it; and who now seemest to loiter when God calls thee to … God said it would happen, and it did. ", "If ye will do this thing indeed ..." (Jeremiah 22:4) Thompson translated this clause, "If you scrupulously carry out this commission. Very haughty in a day of peace and safety. 3 The next day, when j Pashhur released Jeremiah from the stocks, Jeremiah … (1-9) The captivity of Jehoiakim, and the end of Jeconiah. God destroys neither persons, cities, nor nations, except for sin; even in this world he often makes it plain for what crimes he sends punishment; and it will be clear at the day of judgement. O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of Jehovah, Write this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days; for no more shall a man of his seed prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling in Judah.". And he defrauded his workmen of their wages. Rosscup - Calvin is always worth reading, and one will find much insight at times on verses as well as the character of Jeremiah. [23] Of course, in a sense he was the last king; but in none of the eleven years that he reigned between 598,587 B.C. Jeremiah_Chapter_22_John_Karmelich . 1 of my commentaries on the minor prophets, pp. But sin will be the ruin of the houses of princes, as well as of meaner men. [9] As we have frequently noted, if such distinctions were very important, God would have revealed the exact situation. Dying saints may be justly envied, while living sinners are justly pitied. "Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by injustice; that useth his neighbor's services without wages, and giveth him not his hire; that saith, I will build me a wide house and spacious chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is ceded with cedar, and painted with vermilion. Jeremiah 22 Commentary by Brad Boyles 22 Thus says the LORD: “Go down to the house of the king of Judah and speak there this word, and say, ‘Hear the word of the LORD, O king of Judah, who sits on the throne of David, you, and your … As Halley said, "In Jeconiah and Zedekiah, we have the end of the earthly kingdom of Judah. This verse has often been ignorantly alleged to refer to the incarnation, when the virgin conceived and bore a … "The pro-Babylonian party within the city organized an assassination of Jehoiachin in a palace revolt. Lesson: Jeremiah 22:1-10; Time of Action: probably between 597 and 586 B.C. Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Jeremiah 22, Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, filling six volumes, provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the Bible. [19], Payne Smith stated that Coniah was king of Judah at the time Jeremiah wrote these words, basing his opinion upon the construction, "Coniah the son of Jehoiachim king of Judah. There is nothing in their exegesis of this problem that is in any manner unreasonable. "[10] The next paragraph will speak of the heartless tyranny, selfishness, extravagance and insatiable greed of this evil ruler. THE POLLUTED LAND. It was based entirely upon the people's rejection of God's will and their desire to be like the nations around them. But to the land whereunto their soul longeth to return, thither shall they not return. 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