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Say to the king and to the queen-mother,
“Humble yourselves, sit down;
for your beautiful crowns will come down from your heads.” Bible other translations

“queen-mother.” The Hebrew word translated “queen-mother” is gebereth (#01404 גְּבֶרֶת), and in this context the “queen-mother” is the mother of the king (BDB Hebrew and English lexicon). The Queen-mother was the most powerful woman in the kingdom, much more powerful than any of the wives of the king, who often did not have much real power at all.


Commentary for: Jeremiah 13:18