Jeremiah 16:12
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New International Version
But you have behaved more wickedly than your ancestors. See how all of you are following the stubbornness of your evil hearts instead of obeying me.

New Living Translation
And you are even worse than your ancestors! You stubbornly follow your own evil desires and refuse to listen to me.

English Standard Version
and because you have done worse than your fathers, for behold, every one of you follows his stubborn, evil will, refusing to listen to me.

Berean Study Bible
And you have done more evil than your fathers. See how each of you was following the stubbornness of his evil heart, instead of obeying Me.

New American Standard Bible
You too have done evil, even more than your forefathers; for behold, you are each one walking according to the stubbornness of his own evil heart, without listening to Me.

King James Bible
And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:

Christian Standard Bible
You did more evil than your fathers. Look, each one of you was following the stubbornness of his evil heart, not obeying me.

Contemporary English Version
And you have done even worse! You are stubborn, and instead of obeying me, you do whatever evil comes to your mind.

Good News Translation
But you have done even worse than your ancestors. All of you are stubborn and evil, and you do not obey me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You did more evil than your fathers. Look, each one of you was following the stubbornness of his evil heart, not obeying Me.

International Standard Version
You have done even more evil than your ancestors, and each one of you is stubbornly following his own evil desires, refusing to listen to me.

NET Bible
And you have acted even more wickedly than your ancestors! Each one of you has followed the stubborn inclinations of your own wicked heart and not obeyed me.

New Heart English Bible
and you have done evil more than your fathers; for, look, you walk every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, so that you do not listen to me:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have done worse than your ancestors. All of you are following your own stubborn, evil ways that keep you from obeying me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, so that ye hearken not unto Me;

New American Standard 1977
‘You too have done evil, even more than your forefathers; for behold, you are each one walking according to the stubbornness of his own evil heart, without listening to Me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk each one after the imagination of his evil heart, not hearkening unto me:

King James 2000 Bible
And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk everyone after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:

American King James Version
And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not listen to me:

American Standard Version
and ye have done evil more than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, so that ye hearken not unto me:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you also have done worse than your fathers: for behold every one of you walketh after the perverseness of his evil heart, so as not to hearken to me.

Darby Bible Translation
and you, ye have done still worse than your fathers; and there ye are walking every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, not to hearken unto me:

English Revised Version
and ye have done evil more than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, so that ye hearken not unto me:

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken to me:

World English Bible
and you have done evil more than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, so that you don't listen to me:

Young's Literal Translation
Ye also have done evil above your fathers, And lo, ye are walking each after the stubbornness of his evil heart, So as not to hearken unto Me.
Study Bible
Disaster Predicted
11Then you are to answer them: ‘It is because your fathers have forsaken Me,’ declares the LORD, ‘and followed other gods, and served and worshiped them. They abandoned Me and did not keep My instruction. 12And you have done more evil than your fathers. See how each of you was following the stubbornness of his evil heart, instead of obeying Me. 13So I will cast you out of this land into a land that neither you nor your fathers have known. There you will serve other gods day and night, for I will show you no favor.’…
Cross References
Mark 7:21
For from within the hearts of men come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,

1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance is like the wickedness of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He has rejected you as king."

Ecclesiastes 9:3
This is an evil in everything that is done under the sun: There is one fate for everyone. Furthermore, the hearts of men are full of evil and madness while they are alive, and afterward they join the dead.

Jeremiah 7:24
Yet they did not listen or pay attention, but they followed the stubborn inclinations of their own evil hearts. They went backward and not forward.

Jeremiah 7:26
Yet they would not listen to Me or incline their ear, but they stiffened their necks and did more evil than their fathers.'

Jeremiah 9:14
Instead, they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts and gone after the Baals, as their fathers taught them."

Jeremiah 13:10
These evil people, who refuse to listen to My words, who follow the stubbornness of their own hearts, and who go after other gods to serve and worship them, they will be like this loincloth--of no use at all.

Jeremiah 18:12
But they will reply, 'It is hopeless. We will follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.'"

Lamentations 5:7
Our fathers sinned and are no more, but we bear their punishment.

Ezekiel 20:30
Therefore tell the house of Israel that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Will you defile yourselves the way your fathers did, prostituting yourselves with their abominations?

Amos 2:4
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Judah, even four, I will not revoke My judgment, because they have rejected the law of the LORD and have not kept His statutes; they have been led astray by the lies in which their forefathers walked.

Malachi 3:7
Yet from the days of your fathers, you have turned away from My statutes and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of Hosts. But you ask, "How can we return?"

Treasury of Scripture

And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not listen to me:

worse.

Jeremiah 7:26 Yet they listened not to me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened …

Jeremiah 13:10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the …

2 Timothy 3:13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and …

imagination. or, stubbornness.

Jeremiah 7:24 But they listened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the …

Jeremiah 9:14 But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after …

Jeremiah 13:10 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the …

Deuteronomy 9:27 Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not to the …

Deuteronomy 29:19 And it come to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that …

Judges 2:19 And it came to pass, when the judge was dead, that they returned, …

1 Samuel 15:23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as …

evil.

Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: …

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth…

Ecclesiastes 8:12 Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, …

Ecclesiastes 9:3 This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that …

Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, …

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of …

(12) Imagination.--Better, as before, stubbornness.

Verse 12. - Imagination; rather, stubbornness (Jeremiah 3:17). And ye have done worse than your fathers,.... Not only committed the same sins, but greater, or, however, attended with more aggravating circumstances; they were wilfully and impudently done, and obstinately persisted in; and therefore deserving of the great evil of punishment pronounced against them.

For, behold, ye walk everyone after the imagination of his evil heart; they walked not as the word of God directs, but as their own evil heart dictated; the imagination of which was evil, and that continually, Genesis 6:5.

That they may not hearken unto me; to the word of the Lord, and obey that; their minds being blinded, and their hearts hardened, and they obstinately bent on their own evil ways. 12. ye—emphatic: so far from avoiding your fathers' bad example, ye have done worse (Jer 7:26; 1Ki 14:9).

imagination—rather, "stubborn perversity."

that they may not hearken—rather, connected with "ye"; "ye have walked … so as not to hearken to Me."16:10-13 Here seems to be the language of those who quarrel at the word of God, and instead of humbling and condemning themselves, justify themselves, as though God did them wrong. A plain and full answer is given. They were more obstinate in sin than their fathers, walking every one after the devices of his heart. Since they will not hearken, they shall be hurried away into a far country, a land they know not. If they had God's favour, that would make even the land of their captivity pleasant.
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