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Jeremiah 27:2

    Jeremiah 27:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Thus said the LORD to me; Make you bonds and yokes, and put them on your neck,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thus saith Jehovah to me: Make thee bonds and bars, and put them upon thy neck;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    This is what the Lord has said to me: Make for yourself bands and yokes and put them on your neck;

    Webster's Revision

    Thus saith Jehovah to me: Make thee bonds and bars, and put them upon thy neck;

    World English Bible

    Thus says Yahweh to me: Make bonds and bars, and put them on your neck;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thus saith the LORD to me: Make thee bands and bars, and put them upon thy neck;

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 27:2

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 27:2

    Yokes - Two curved pieces of wood, the one put over the neck of the ox, the other under, and then fastened together by bonds or cords (compare Psalm 2:3). Compare the marginal references.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 27:2

    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.