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“At that time, declares Yahweh, they will bring out of their graves the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of its officials, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, Bible

“and the bones…and the bones.” This is the figure of speech polysyndeton, “many ‘ands’” the repetition of “and” before each phrase to emphasize each phrase. Each group has been evil in its own way, and each will be humiliated.


Commentary for: Jeremiah 8:1