This took place to fulfill the Lord’s message delivered through Jeremiah. 1 The land experienced 2 its sabbatical years; 3 it remained desolate for seventy years, 4 as prophesied. 5
The land enjoyed its sabbath rests; all the time of its desolation it rested, until the seventy years were completed in fulfilment of the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah.
to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it kept sabbath until seventy years were complete.
So the message of the LORD spoken through Jeremiah was fulfilled. The land finally enjoyed its Sabbath rest, lying desolate for seventy years, just as the prophet had said.
This is exactly the message of GOD that Jeremiah had preached: the desolate land put to an extended sabbath rest, a seventy-year Sabbath rest making up for all the unkept Sabbaths.
So that the words of the Lord, which he said by the mouth of Jeremiah, might come true, till the land had had pleasure in her Sabbaths; for as long as she was waste the land kept the Sabbath, till seventy years were complete.
to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had made up for its sabbaths. All the days that it lay desolate it kept sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.
to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her Sabbaths. As long as she lay desolate she kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.
of the LORD
by the mouth
until the land
[for] as long as
she lay desolate
she kept sabbath
threescore and ten
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This took place to fulfill
. The land
; it remained
, as prophesied.
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1 tn Heb “to fulfill the word of the
2 tn Or “accepted.”
3 sn According to Lev 25:4, the land was to remain uncultivated every seventh year. Lev 26:33-35 warns that the land would experience a succession of such sabbatical rests if the people disobeyed God, for he would send them away into exile.
4 sn Concerning the seventy years see Jer 25:11.
5 tn Heb “all the days of the desolation it rested to fulfill the seventy years.”
sn Cyrus’ edict (see vv. 22-23) occurred about fifty years after the fall of Jerusalem in 586