21The land of Judah became an empty desert and stayed that way for 70 years. All this time the land rested to make up for the Sabbath rests#36:21 Sabbath rests The Law said that every seventh year the land was not to be farmed. See Lev. 25:1-7. that the people had not kept. This is just what the Lord said would happen in the warning he gave through the prophet Jeremiah.#36:21 warning … Jeremiah See Jer. 25:11; 29:10.