Jeremiah 27:7 Index
"And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of him."
Research Material

" . . . his son, and his son's son . . . " (Daniel 5)

  • This may be suggestive of the short duration of the Babylonian Empire after Nebuchadnezzar's reign, for his line did not descend beyond the second generation after him, in either the direct or the indirect line. This may refer to Nabonidus and Belshazzar (Nebuchadnezzar's son-in-law and son-in-law's son), as the two most prominent rulers following Nebuchadnezzar, though this is not necessarily the case. Rather than referring to any specific successors of Nebuchadnezzar, it may simply mean that the kingdom would exist for an undefined [short] length of time. (4BC 453)

" . . . shall serve themselves of him."

  • Although "all nations shall serve" Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon would not establish an empire of long duration. The Persians and other peoples would in turn subdue the Babylonian king, and so "shall serve themselves of him" (Jeremiah 51:1; Jeremiah 51:27; Jeremiah 51:28; Jeremiah 51:29). (4BC 453)