Why did God tell Jeremiah to tell the king and his queen mother to take a lowly seat?


Jeremiah 13:18

ESV - 18 Say to the king and the queen mother: "Take a lowly seat, for your beautiful crown has come down from your head.

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Doktor D W Supporter
Jehoiachin, and his mother Nehushta, represented Jerusalem (king & queen mother). Jerusalem was living in general denial of God. God warned them that their kingdom was going to collapse.

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Mini Catherine Swiney
This verse is proof that Jeremiah's prophecy given in 2 Kings  24:1-12, had come true. The king at this time was Jehoiachin who's father was Nebuchadnezzar, and the queen, Nehushta, had surrendered thus giving over Jerusalem to Nebuchadnezzar.

Catherine Sw

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Jehoichin and his mother, Nehushta, were taken captive to Babylon in 597 B.C. (see 2 Kings 24:8, 12, 15). A king’s mother often retained domination over the palace court, esp. When the king had many wives who diluted each other’s influence. Jehoichin, who began and ended his reign as an 18-year-old, likely looked to his mother for advice. 

This warning from God through Jeremiah to the king and to the queen mother (Jr 13:18) meant that Babylon would swoop down from the north and the nation would be ruined. “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall: (Prov 16:18 NIV).

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