The Jerusalem gates (Jer 17:19-17:20)

“Thus said Yahweh to me.

‘Go!

Stand in the People’s Gate!

The kings of Judah enter there.

They go out from there.

Stand in all the gates of Jerusalem.

Say to them.

‘Hear the word of Yahweh!

You kings of Judah!

All Judah!

All the inhabitants of Jerusalem,

Who enter by these gates.’”

Yahweh told Jeremiah to stand at the People’s Gate that is sometimes called the Benjamin Gate. Perhaps it refers to the gates in general around Jerusalem. Apparently the kings and the common people passed through this gate. However, it was not mentioned elsewhere. Jeremiah was to stand there and remind the people passing by about the word of Yahweh. This message was meant for the kings, the people of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem, or anyone who entered or left through these gates.

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