"This is what the LORD says: ‘In the same way I will ruin the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem.
"Thus says the LORD, ‘Just so will I destroy the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem.
"The LORD says: This illustrates how I will rot away the pride of Judah and Jerusalem.
"This is the way I am going to ruin the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem--
The Lord has said, In this way I will do damage to the pride of Judah and to the great pride of Jerusalem.
Thus says the LORD: Just so I will ruin the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem.
"Thus says the LORD: ‘In this manner I will ruin the pride of Judah and the great pride of Jerusalem.
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1 tn Heb “Thus says the
2 tn In a sense this phrase which is literally “according to thus” or simply “thus” points both backward and forward: backward to the acted out parable and forward to the explanation which follows.
3 tn Many of the English versions have erred in rendering this word “pride” or “arrogance” with the resultant implication that the
sn Scholars ancient and modern are divided over the significance of the statement I will ruin the highly exalted position in which Judah and Jerusalem take pride (Heb “I will ruin the pride of Judah and Jerusalem”). Some feel that it refers to the corrupting influence of Assyria and Babylon and others feel that it refers to the threat of Babylonian exile. However, F. B. Huey (Jeremiah, Lamentations [NAC], 144) is correct in observing that the Babylonian exile did not lead to the rottenness of Judah, the corrupting influence of the foreign nations did. In Jeremiah’s day these came through the age-old influences of the Canaanite worship of Baal but also the astral worship introduced by Ahaz and Manasseh. For an example of the corrupting influence of Assyria on Judah through Ahaz’s political alliances see 2 Kgs 16 and also compare the allegory in Ezek 23:14-21. It was while the “linen shorts” were off Jeremiah’s body and buried in the rocks that the linen shorts were ruined. So the