Jeremiah 25:3 Index
"From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that is the three and twentieth year, the word of the LORD hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened."
Research Material

"From the thirteenth year . . . "

  • The Jewish civil year 628/627 B.C. (Jeremiah 1:2). (4BC 445)

" . . . the three and twentieth year . . . "

  • The 23d of Jeremiah's personal ministry, not necessarily a calendar or regnal year; probably an example of anniversary reckoning from his first year message, perhaps late in Josiah's 13th year. Only thus could the 23d year extend into Nebuchadnezzar's 1st year. (Some count it inclusively to his accession year). (4BC 445)

" . . . rising early . . . "

  • An idiom indicating persevering endeavor (Jeremiah 7:13). (4BC 445)
  • Within a few years this terrible judgment was to be visited upon Jehoiakim; but first the Lord in mercy informed the impenitent nation of His set purpose. (PK 430)