Jeremiah 26:17

NET ©

Then some of the elders of Judah stepped forward and spoke to all the people gathered there. They said,

NIV ©

Some of the elders of the land stepped forward and said to the entire assembly of people,

NASB ©

Then some of the elders of the land rose up and spoke to all the assembly of the people, saying,

NLT ©

Then some of the wise old men stood and spoke to the people there.

MSG ©

Then some of the respected leaders stood up and addressed the crowd:

BBE ©

Then some of the responsible men of the land got up and said to all the meeting of the people,

NRSV ©

And some of the elders of the land arose and said to all the assembled people,

NKJV ©

Then certain of the elders of the land rose up and spoke to all the assembly of the people, saying:

KJV
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NET © [draft] ITL
Then
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some
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of the elders
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of Judah stepped forward and spoke
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to
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all
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the people
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gathered
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there. They said
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,
NET © Notes

tn Heb “elders of the land.”

sn The elders were important land-owning citizens, separate from the “heads” or leaders of the tribes, the officers and the judges. They were very influential in both the judicial, political, and religious proceedings of the cities and the state. (See, e.g., Josh 24:1; 2 Sam 19:11; 2 Kgs 23:1 for elders of Israel/Judah, and Deut 21:1-9; Ruth 4:1-2 for elders of the cities.)