You and your people 1 are saying that this land will become desolate, uninhabited by either people or animals. You are saying that it will be handed over to the Babylonians. 2 But fields 3 will again be bought in this land. 4
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1 tn Heb “you.” However, the pronoun is plural and is addressed to more than just Jeremiah (v. 26). It includes Jeremiah and those who have accepted his prophecy of doom.
2 tn Heb “The Chaldeans.” See the study note on 21:4 for further explanation.
3 tn The noun is singular with the article, but it is a case of the generic singular (cf. GKC 406 §126.m).
4 tn Heb “Fields will be bought in this land of which you [masc. pl.] are saying, ‘It will be desolate [a perfect of certainty or prophetic perfect] without man or beast; it will be given into the hand of the Chaldeans.’” The original sentence has been broken down to better conform to contemporary English style.