20 which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon did not take away when he carried Jehoiachin[1] son of Jehoiakim king of Judah into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon, along with all the nobles of Judah and Jerusalem-

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Jeremiah 27:20

Commentary on Jeremiah 27:19-22

(Read Jeremiah 27:19-22)

Jeremiah assures them that the brazen vessels should go after the golden ones. All shall be carried to Babylon. But he concludes with a gracious promise, that the time would come when they should be brought back. Though the return of the prosperity of the church does not come in our time, we must not despair, for it will come in God's time.