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Therefore this is what Yahweh says concerning Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah:
“They will not lament for him, saying,
‘Ah my brother!’ or, ‘Ah sister!’
They will not lament for him, saying
‘Ah lord!’ or, ‘Ah his glory!’ Bible

“‘Ah my brother!’ or, ‘Ah sister!’.” These are the words of the mourners as they spoke to one another. The death of a king was always a traumatic time for the people in the kingdom. What would happen now? Who would reign over them and what would it be like? This was especially the case when a king was killed or deposed by a foreign power, as was the case in Judah at that time with Jehoiakim.


Commentary for: Jeremiah 22:18