2 Kings 21:12

Hebrew Bible

10 So the Lord announced through his servants the prophets: 11 “King Manasseh of Judah has committed horrible sins. He has sinned more than the Amorites before him and has encouraged Judah to sin by worshiping his disgusting idols. 12 So this is what the Lord God of Israel has said, ‘I am about to bring disaster on Jerusalem and Judah. The news will reverberate in the ears of those who hear about it. 13 I will destroy Jerusalem the same way I did Samaria and the dynasty of Ahab. I will wipe Jerusalem clean, just as one wipes a plate on both sides. 14 I will abandon this last remaining tribe among my people and hand them over to their enemies; they will be plundered and robbed by all their enemies,

Jeremiah 19:3

Hebrew Bible

1 The Lord told Jeremiah, “Go and buy a clay jar from a potter. Take with you some of the leaders of the people and some of the leaders of the priests. 2 Go out to the part of the Hinnom Valley that is near the entrance of the Potsherd Gate. Announce there what I tell you. 3 Say, ‘Listen to the Lord’s message, you kings of Judah and citizens of Jerusalem! This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, has said, “Look here! I am about to bring a disaster on this place that will make the ears of everyone who hears about it ring. 4 I will do so because these people have rejected me and have defiled this place. They have offered sacrifices in it to other gods that neither they nor their ancestors nor the kings of Judah knew anything about. They have filled it with the blood of innocent children. 5 They have built places here for worship of the god Baal so that they could sacrifice their children as burnt offerings to him in the fire. Such sacrifices are something I never commanded them to make. They are something I never told them to do! Indeed, such a thing never even entered my mind.

 Notes and References

"... the “wrath to come” is fully deserved by Manasseh. The coming punishment that Yahweh will enact is first stated in a series of suggestive images: 1. The intended evil to come will cause “ears to tingle.” The phrase means that the things to happen are so unbearably menacing that announcement of them will cause a jarring reaction, a pounding in the head, an unsettling reverberation among those who hear it. The same phrasing is used in 1 Samuel 3:11 at the beginning of this royal tale concerning the demise of the priestly house of Eli that, in the tradition, is a foretaste of the demise of the Davidic house. (See a parallel usage in Jeremiah 19:3) ..."

Brueggemann, Walter The Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary: 1-2 Kings (p. 533) Smyth & Helwys, 2000

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