The Meaning of Jeremiah 26:7 Explained

Jeremiah 26:7

KJV: So the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of the LORD.

YLT: And the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, hear Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of Jehovah,

Darby: And the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of Jehovah.

ASV: And the priests and the prophets and all the people heard Jeremiah speaking these words in the house of Jehovah.

What does Jeremiah 26:7 Mean?

Context Summary

Jeremiah 26:1-24 - Shepherds That Mislead God's Flock
It is God's purpose to care for His people through shepherds (pastors) who are responsible to Him. Jesus our Lord is the Branch into which we may be grafted. He is our King who saves us and clothes us with His own spotless righteousness. God finds us in Him, Philippians 3:9. Because He reigns, we are saved and dwell in safety. When we are brought into contact with false shepherds, whether the failure be in doctrine or example, let us ask for the broken heart of Jeremiah 23:9.
God is everywhere present; as the latter paragraph indicates, He is near at hand to overhear the blasphemy of those who deride religion, and to be a very present help in time of trouble. If He fills heaven and earth, can He not fill thy heart? If His Word is like fire, let it cleanse thee! If it is as a hammer, let it pulverize thy pride! Let those of us who essay to teach and preach, not steal our words from our neighbors, or utter our own, but receive them from the source of all truth. [source]

Chapter Summary: Jeremiah 26

1  Jeremiah by promises and threats exhorts to repentance
8  He is therefore apprehended,
10  and arraigned
12  His apology
16  He is quit in judgment, by the example of Micah,
20  and of Urijah,
24  and by the care of Ahikam

What do the individual words in Jeremiah 26:7 mean?

So heard the priests and the prophets and all the people - Jeremiah speaking - words these in the house of Yahweh
וַֽיִּשְׁמְע֛וּ הַכֹּהֲנִ֥ים וְהַנְּבִאִ֖ים וְכָל־ הָעָ֑ם אֶֽת־ יִרְמְיָ֔הוּ מְדַבֵּ֛ר אֶת־ הַדְּבָרִ֥ים הָאֵ֖לֶּה בְּבֵ֥ית יְהוָֽה

וַֽיִּשְׁמְע֛וּ  So  heard 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Consecutive imperfect, third person masculine plural
Root: שָׁמַע 
Sense: to hear, listen to, obey.
הַכֹּהֲנִ֥ים  the  priests 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine plural
Root: כֹּהֵן  
Sense: priest, principal officer or chief ruler.
וְהַנְּבִאִ֖ים  and  the  prophets 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Article, Noun, masculine plural
Root: נָבִיא  
Sense: spokesman, speaker, prophet.
וְכָל־  and  all 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: כֹּל  
Sense: all, the whole.
הָעָ֑ם  the  people 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: עַם 
Sense: nation, people.
אֶֽת־  - 
Parse: Direct object marker
Root: אֹות 
Sense: sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative.
יִרְמְיָ֔הוּ  Jeremiah 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יִרְמְיָה 
Sense: the major prophet, son of Hilkiah of the priestly family in Anathoth; author of the prophetic book bearing his name.
מְדַבֵּ֛ר  speaking 
Parse: Verb, Piel, Participle, masculine singular
Root: דָּבַר 
Sense: to speak, declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, sing.
אֶת־  - 
Parse: Direct object marker
Root: אֹות 
Sense: sign of the definite direct object, not translated in English but generally preceding and indicating the accusative.
הַדְּבָרִ֥ים  words 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine plural
Root: דָּבָר  
Sense: speech, word, speaking, thing.
הָאֵ֖לֶּה  these 
Parse: Article, Pronoun, common plural
Root: אֵהֶל 
Sense: these.
בְּבֵ֥ית  in  the  house 
Parse: Preposition-b, Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: בַּיִת 
Sense: house.
יְהוָֽה  of  Yahweh 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יהוה 
Sense: the proper name of the one true God.