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.

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:

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
11"Then you are to say to them, 'It is because your forefathers have forsaken Me,' declares the LORD, 'and have followed other gods and served them and bowed down to them; but Me they have forsaken and have not kept My law. 12You 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. 13'So I will hurl you out of this land into the land which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers; and there you will serve other gods day and night, for I will grant 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 as the sin of divination, And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He has also rejected you from being king."

Ecclesiastes 9:3
This is an evil in all that is done under the sun, that there is one fate for all men. Furthermore, the hearts of the sons of men are full of evil and insanity is in their hearts throughout their lives. Afterwards they go to the dead.

Jeremiah 7:24
"Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but walked in their own counsels and in the stubbornness of their evil heart, and went backward and not forward.

Jeremiah 7:26
"Yet they did not listen to Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck; they did more evil than their fathers.

Jeremiah 9:14
but have walked after the stubbornness of their heart and after the Baals, as their fathers taught them,"

Jeremiah 13:10
'This wicked people, who refuse to listen to My words, who walk in the stubbornness of their hearts and have gone after other gods to serve them and to bow down to them, let them be just like this waistband which is totally worthless.

Jeremiah 18:12
"But they will say, 'It's hopeless! For we are going to 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; It is we who have borne their iniquities.

Ezekiel 20:30
"Therefore, say to the house of Israel, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Will you defile yourselves after the manner of your fathers and play the harlot after their detestable things?
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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