The call of Jeremiah to the men of Judah (Jer 7:1-7:2)

“The word came to Jeremiah

From Yahweh.

‘Stand in the gate

Of Yahweh’s house!

Proclaim there this word!

Say!

Hear the word of Yahweh!

All you men of Judah!

All who enter these gates

To worship Yahweh!’”

Yahweh calls Jeremiah to stand at the entrance to his house. There he was to proclaim the word of Yahweh to the men of Judah, not just the Israelites in general. He was to talk to all the men of Judah who entered the Temple to worship. This might have been at the beginning of the reign of King Jehoiakim around 609 BCE.

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