Jeremiah 19:4
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New International Version
For they have forsaken me and made this a place of foreign gods; they have burned incense in it to gods that neither they nor their ancestors nor the kings of Judah ever knew, and they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent.

New Living Translation
"'For Israel has forsaken me and turned this valley into a place of wickedness. The people burn incense to foreign gods--idols never before acknowledged by this generation, by their ancestors, or by the kings of Judah. And they have filled this place with the blood of innocent children.

English Standard Version
Because the people have forsaken me and have profaned this place by making offerings in it to other gods whom neither they nor their fathers nor the kings of Judah have known; and because they have filled this place with the blood of innocents,

New American Standard Bible
"Because they have forsaken Me and have made this an alien place and have burned sacrifices in it to other gods, that neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and because they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent

King James Bible
Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
because they have abandoned Me and made this a foreign place. They have burned incense in it to other gods that they, their fathers, and the kings of Judah have never known. They have filled this place with the blood of the innocent.

International Standard Version
For they have forsaken me and have treated this place as foreign. In it they have burned incense to other gods that neither they, their ancestors, nor the kings of Judah knew. They have also filled this place with the blood of innocent people.

NET Bible
I will do so because these people have rejected me and have defiled this place. They have offered sacrifices in it to other gods which neither they nor their ancestors nor the kings of Judah knew anything about. They have filled it with the blood of innocent children.

New Heart English Bible
Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it to other gods, that they did not know, they and their fathers and the kings of Judah; and have filled this place with the blood of innocents,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The people, their ancestors, and the kings of Judah have abandoned me. They have made this place unrecognizable by burning incense as an offering to other gods that they hadn't heard of. They have filled this place with the blood of innocent people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
because they have forsaken Me, and have estranged this place, and have offered in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah; and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;

New American Standard 1977
“Because they have forsaken Me and have made this an alien place and have burned sacrifices in it to other gods that neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and because they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because they have forsaken me and have estranged this place; and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;

King James 2000 Bible
Because they have forsaken me, and have profaned this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;

American King James Version
Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it to other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;

American Standard Version
Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, that they knew not, they and their fathers and the kings of Judah; and have filled this place with the blood of innocents,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because they have forsaken me, and have profaned this place: and have sacrificed therein to strange gods, whom neither they nor their fathers knew, nor the kings of Juda: and they have filled this place with the blood of innocents.

Darby Bible Translation
because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place [from me], and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah; and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;

English Revised Version
Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it unto other gods, whom they knew not, they and their fathers and the kings of Judah; and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;

Webster's Bible Translation
Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it to other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;

World English Bible
Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it to other gods, that they didn't know, they and their fathers and the kings of Judah; and have filled this place with the blood of innocents,

Young's Literal Translation
because that they have forsaken Me, and make known this place, and make perfume in it to other gods, that they knew not, they and their fathers, and the kings of Judah, and they have filled this place with innocent blood,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
19:1-9 The prophet must give notice of ruin coming upon Judah and Jerusalem. Both rulers and ruled must attend to it. That place which holiness made the joy of the whole earth, sin made the reproach and shame of the whole earth. There is no fleeing from God's justice, but by fleeing to his mercy.
Study Bible
The Broken Jar
3and say, 'Hear the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "Behold I am about to bring a calamity upon this place, at which the ears of everyone that hears of it will tingle. 4"Because they have forsaken Me and have made this an alien place and have burned sacrifices in it to other gods, that neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and because they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent 5and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, a thing which I never commanded or spoke of, nor did it ever enter My mind;…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:20
"The LORD will send upon you curses, confusion, and rebuke, in all you undertake to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, on account of the evil of your deeds, because you have forsaken Me.

2 Kings 21:6
He made his son pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and used divination, and dealt with mediums and spiritists. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD provoking Him to anger.

2 Kings 21:16
Moreover, Manasseh shed very much innocent blood until he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another; besides his sin with which he made Judah sin, in doing evil in the sight of the LORD.

2 Kings 23:10
He also defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, that no man might make his son or his daughter pass through the fire for Molech.

Isaiah 65:11
"But you who forsake the LORD, Who forget My holy mountain, Who set a table for Fortune, And who fill cups with mixed wine for Destiny,

Jeremiah 1:16
"I will pronounce My judgments on them concerning all their wickedness, whereby they have forsaken Me and have offered sacrifices to other gods, and worshiped the works of their own hands.

Jeremiah 2:13
"For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns That can hold no water.

Jeremiah 2:17
"Have you not done this to yourself By your forsaking the LORD your God When He led you in the way?

Jeremiah 2:34
"Also on your skirts is found The lifeblood of the innocent poor; You did not find them breaking in. But in spite of all these things,

Jeremiah 7:6
if you do not oppress the alien, the orphan, or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place, nor walk after other gods to your own ruin,
Treasury of Scripture

Because they have forsaken me, and have estranged this place, and have burned incense in it to other gods, whom neither they nor their fathers have known, nor the kings of Judah, and have filled this place with the blood of innocents;

they have.

Jeremiah 2:13,17,19,34 For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the …

Jeremiah 5:6 Why a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings …

Jeremiah 15:6 You have forsaken me, said the LORD, you are gone backward: therefore …

Jeremiah 16:11 Then shall you say to them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, …

Jeremiah 17:13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake you shall be ashamed, …

Deuteronomy 28:20 The LORD shall send on you cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all …

Deuteronomy 31:16-18 And the LORD said to Moses, Behold, you shall sleep with your fathers; …

Deuteronomy 32:15-23 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown …

2 Kings 22:16,17 Thus said the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil on this place, and …

Isaiah 65:11 But you are they that forsake the LORD, that forget my holy mountain, …

Daniel 9:5-15 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, …

estranged.

2 Kings 21:4,5,7 And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, …

2 Kings 23:11,12 And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to …

2 Chronicles 33:4-7 Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had …

burned.

Jeremiah 7:9 Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and …

Jeremiah 11:13 For according to the number of your cities were your gods, O Judah…

Jeremiah 18:15 Because my people has forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity…

Jeremiah 32:29-35 And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and set …

Deuteronomy 13:6,13 If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, …

Deuteronomy 28:36,64 The LORD shall bring you, and your king which you shall set over …

Deuteronomy 32:17 They sacrificed to devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, …

filled.

Jeremiah 2:30,34 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: …

Jeremiah 7:31,32 And they have built the high places of Tophet, which is in the valley …

Jeremiah 22:17 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and …

Jeremiah 26:15,23 But know you for certain, that if you put me to death, you shall …

2 Kings 21:6,16 And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and …

2 Kings 24:4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem …

Isaiah 59:7 Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: …

Lamentations 4:13 For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, …

Matthew 23:34,35 Why, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and …

Luke 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation …

Revelation 16:6 For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and you have …

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