Jeremiah 26:1

In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah came this word from the LORD, saying,
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Beginning, after Joakim had reigned some time, ver. 21.


AD 420
This prophecy preceded in time the former prophecy, though it was given under the same king. For the former prophecy came in the fourth year of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, king of Judah, but this one in the beginning of the same king’s reign, as Scripture records: “In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, king of Judah, this word came from the Lord.” The prophecies of history, therefore, as we have often noted before, are not necessarily composed in chronological order, since, in the present case, the prior and subsequent prophecies under one king were recorded in reverse sequence. But whoever is preparing to speak the word of the Lord needs to stand with Moses and to hear with the psalmist, “You stand in the house of the Lord, in the courts of the Lord our God.” - "Six Books on Jeremiah 5.36.2–3"

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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