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To fulfil the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: for as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

36:21 mouth of Jeremiah. This prophecy by Jeremiah of a seventy year captivity is found in Jeremiah 25:11 and 29:10. See also Daniel 9:2.

36:21 threescore and ten years. The law had required that the land be allowed to “rest” every seventh year (Leviticus 25:4). Evidently this law had been ignored for some 490 or so years, since about the time of Solomon. Therefore God enforced the law in this most impressive way.

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