There is something similar to this in Matthew, chapter 15:5. Mark indicated that Jesus said that the Pharisees said (ὑμεῖς δὲ λέγετε) that any person could tell his father or mother (Ἐὰν εἴπῃ ἄνθρωπος τῷ πατρὶ ἢ τῇ μητρί) that it is a “Corban (Κορβᾶν).” This “Corban” was a Temple offering to God that their parents could not profit from it (Δῶρον ὃ ἐὰν ἐξ ἐμοῦ ὠφεληθῇς). Then Jesus explained that this “Corban” would no longer permit them to do anything for their father or mother (οὐκέτι ἀφίετε αὐτὸν οὐδὲν ποιῆσαι τῷ πατρὶ ἢ τῇ μητρί). Therefore, they would only offer gifts to God and not their parents. Sometimes people did not give their promised temple gift or “Corban” until just before death, but still never give anything to their parents.
When you ask young people what they know about the Bible, they might be able to sing the little Bible song, “How do you know that Jesus loves you? I know that Jesus loves me, because the Bible tells me so.” Most of us have this sentimental approach to the Bible as a book with a lot of nice stories about Adam and Eve, Moses, and Jesus, but very little else.
Jeremiah tells the people not to be afraid of the king of Babylon, as they had been. Yahweh was going to be with them. He was going to save and rescue them from his hand. Yahweh was going to grant them mercy. He was going to restore them to their native soil. The worst was over. Stay here! Just relax!
Yahweh then tells Jeremiah what to say if they refuse to drink the cup of wrath from his hand. He told Jeremiah to say that they have to drink this cup. Yahweh was already preparing a disaster for the city that bore his name, Jerusalem. How could they possibly go unpunished? Yahweh was going to bring the sword to all the people living on earth. It would be a devastating end to the world.
Yahweh reminds Jeremiah that the people might not like what he tells them. They will then begin to question him. Why were all these bad things happening to them? What had they done? What sin had they committed against Yahweh, their God?
This is a unique Aramaic passage among the rest of the Hebrew texts of Jeremiah. Yahweh tells Jeremiah to let the people know that the gods who did not make the heavens and earth, like he did in Genesis, will perish from this earth that is under the heavens.
Yahweh, via Jeremiah, tells them of the invasion coming from the north country. This invader was a great nation coming from far away that had bows and arrows along with spears. They were a cruel merciless group that made the sounds of a roaring sea. These well equipped warriors would be riding on their horses in battle against Zion.