“This is what Yahweh says: Stand in the court of Yahweh’s house, and speak to all the cities of Judah that come to worship in the house of Yahweh all the words that I command you to speak to them; do not hold back a word. Bible

“cities.” This is the figure of speech metonymy for the people who live in the cities. The metonymy emphasizes that Jeremiah will speak to people from many different parts of the country.

Commentary for: Jeremiah 26:2