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Death will be chosen rather than life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family, that remains in all the places where I have driven them, says Yahweh of Armies. Bible other translations

“that remains...that remains.” The doubling of “that remains” is in the Masoretic Hebrew text but is omitted in the Septuagint and Syriac, so many modern versions leave it out, but it could well be original and doubled for emphasis. The “evil family” is Judah, whose people were of the family of Jacob. The doubling of “that remains” may be to emphasize how difficult it would be for the people who survived the Babylonian attacks and deportations. They would choose death over life because life would be so hard.


Commentary for: Jeremiah 8:3