Jeremiah 22:4-5 [con't from yesterday] "'"For if you indeed do this thing, then shall enter the gates of this house, riding on horses and in chariots, accompanied by servants and people, kings who sit on the throne of David. But if you will not hear these words, I swear by Myself, " says the Lord, "that this house shall become a desolation."'" When reading and studying Jeremiah, we need to remember that it wasn't put together chronologically. Chapter 22 contains messages written specifically for kings who ruled in Jerusalem over Jeremiah's lifetime. During the time period Jeremiah prophesied ( 626 bc - 586 bc) four separate kings ruled over Judah.