Jeremiah 22:8-9 [con't from 6-7] "And many nations will pass by this city; and everyone will say to his neighbor, 'Why has the Lord done so to this great city?' Then they will answer, 'Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord their God, and worshipped other gods and served them.'" It's so very interesting that the term 'many nations' is used to describe the people who would be passing by or through Jerusalem after it is destroyed. We American use nation to mean a country with borders. However, the rest of the world generally uses nation to refer to a group of people with certain traits being the same (simplified description). For instance, here in the US we often refer to a large group of Native Americans as a tribe or band, whereas they are really a nation. For example, The Cherokees are a nation, the Navaho are a nation. So in the above passage of Scripture, it makes sense that different nations would want the land of Judah at it was rich in producing abundant produce and sustained livestock. However, God had promised to bring the people of Judah, who had gone into captivity, back to Judah, so other nations did not move in to the land.