Jeremiah 2:17
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New International Version
Have you not brought this on yourselves by forsaking the LORD your God when he led you in the way?

New Living Translation
And you have brought this upon yourselves by rebelling against the LORD your God, even though he was leading you on the way!

English Standard Version
Have you not brought this upon yourself by forsaking the LORD your God, when he led you in the way?

New American Standard Bible
"Have you not done this to yourself By your forsaking the LORD your God When He led you in the way?

King James Bible
Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have you not brought this on yourself by abandoning the LORD your God while He was leading you along the way?

International Standard Version
You have done this to yourselves, have you not, by forsaking the LORD your God, when he is the one who led you on the way?

NET Bible
You have brought all this on yourself, Israel, by deserting the LORD your God when he was leading you along the right path.

New Heart English Bible
"Haven't you brought this on yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have brought this on yourself by abandoning the LORD your God when he led you on his way.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is it not this that doth cause it unto thee, That thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, When He led thee by the way?

New American Standard 1977
“Have you not done this to yourself,
            By your forsaking the LORD your God,
            When He led you in the way?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Could this not have come upon you peradventure because thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?

King James 2000 Bible
Have you not brought this unto yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way?

American King James Version
Have you not procured this to yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way?

American Standard Version
Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken Jehovah thy God, when he led thee by the way?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hath not this been done to thee, because thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God at that time, when he led thee by the way?

Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken Jehovah thy God, at the time he was leading thee in the way?

English Revised Version
Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?

Webster's Bible Translation
Hast thou not procured this to thyself in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?

World English Bible
"Haven't you procured this to yourself, in that you have forsaken Yahweh your God, when he led you by the way?

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou not do this to thyself? By thy forsaking Jehovah thy God, At the time He is leading thee in the way?
Study Bible
The Results of Israel's Sin
16"Also the men of Memphis and Tahpanhes Have shaved the crown of your head. 17"Have you not done this to yourself By your forsaking the LORD your God When He led you in the way? 18"But now what are you doing on the road to Egypt, To drink the waters of the Nile? Or what are you doing on the road to Assyria, To drink the waters of the Euphrates?…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:10
"He found him in a desert land, And in the howling waste of a wilderness; He encircled him, He cared for him, He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.

Jeremiah 4:18
"Your ways and your deeds Have brought these things to you. This is your evil. How bitter! How it has touched your heart!"

Jeremiah 5:25
'Your iniquities have turned these away, And your sins have withheld good from you.

Jeremiah 13:22
"If you say in your heart, 'Why have these things happened to me?' Because of the magnitude of your iniquity Your skirts have been removed And your heels have been exposed.

Jeremiah 19:4
"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

Jeremiah 44:3
because of their wickedness which they committed so as to provoke Me to anger by continuing to burn sacrifices and to serve other gods whom they had not known, neither they, you, nor your fathers.

Ezekiel 39:24
"According to their uncleanness and according to their transgressions I dealt with them, and I hid My face from them."'"

Hosea 13:9
It is your destruction, O Israel, That you are against Me, against your help.
Treasury of Scripture

Have you not procured this to yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way?

hast thou

Jeremiah 2:19 Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall …

Jeremiah 4:18 Your way and your doings have procured these things to you; this …

Leviticus 26:15 And if you shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, …

Numbers 32:23 But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD: …

Deuteronomy 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if you will not listen to the voice of …

Job 4:8 Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same.

Isaiah 11:4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with …

Hosea 13:9 O Israel, you have destroyed yourself; but in me is your help.

in that

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

1 Chronicles 28:9 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve …

2 Chronicles 7:19,20 But if you turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, …

when he

Deuteronomy 32:19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking …

Psalm 77:20 You led your people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Psalm 78:53,54 And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed …

Psalm 107:7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city …

Psalm 136:16 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his mercy …

Isaiah 63:11-14 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying…

(17) Hast thou not procured this . . .?--The secret cause of the calamities is brought to light. Jehovah was leading Israel, but Israel has chosen another path, and so has procured sorrow upon sorrow to himself. The "way" here is scarcely the literal path through the wilderness, but much rather the true way of life.

Verse 17. - Hast not thou procured this? rather, Is it not this that doth procure it unto thee (namely) that thou hast forsaken, etc.? or, Is it not thy forsaking Jehovah that pro. cureth thee this? When he led thee by the way. The prophet thinks, perhaps, of the rebellion of the forefathers of Israel, who too soon ceased to "go after" Jehovah (comp. ver. 2), and whose fickleness was imitated but too well by their descendants. This view is favored by the phraseology of Deuteronomy 1:33; Deuteronomy 8:2, 15. But we may, if we prefer it, explain "by (or, rather, in) the way," on the analogy of the promise in Jeremiah 31:9, "I will lead them... in a straight way," i.e. I will grant them an uninterrupted course of prosperity. The omission of the adjective in the present passage may be paralleled by Psalm 25:8, "Therefore will he instruct sinners in the (right) way." Hast thou not procured this unto thyself,.... All this desolation and destruction, both from the Egyptians and the Babylonians; their sin was the cause of it, their idolatry and forsaking the Lord their God, as follows: and so the Targum,

"is not this vengeance taken upon thee?''

that is, by the Lord, for their sins and transgressions; he suffered these nations to make them desolate on that account: to which agrees the Septuagint version, "hath not he done these things unto thee?" for what the Egyptians and Babylonians did were done by the will of the Lord, who suffered them for their correction: and the Arabic version renders it, "have not I done these things unto thee?" and the Syriac as a prophecy, as indeed so is the whole, "lo, so it shall be done to thee"; as is predicted in the foregoing verses, and that for the following reason:

in that thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God; as in Jeremiah 2:13; see Gill on Jeremiah 2:13, that is, as the Targum interprets it, the worship of the Lord thy God, his service, his statutes, and his ordinances; and followed after idols, and the worship of them; which is aggravated by the circumstance of time in which this was done:

when he led thee by the way? who showed thee the right way, and thou walkedst not in it, as the Targum; the way in which they should have gone, the way of their duty, and his commandments; and which would have been pleasant and profitable to them, and secured them from ruin and destruction. 17. Literally, "Has not thy forsaking the Lord … procured this (calamity) to thee?" So the Septuagint: the Masoretic accents make "this" the subject of the verb, leaving the object to be understood. "Has not this procured (it, that is, the impending calamity) unto thee, that hast forsaken?" etc. (Jer 4:18).

led—(De 32:10).

the way—The article expresses the right way, the way of the Lord: namely, the moral training which they enjoyed in the Mosaic covenant.2:14-19 Is Israel a servant? No, they are the seed of Abraham. We may apply this spiritually: Is the soul of man a slave? No, it is not; but has sold its own liberty, and enslaved itself to divers lusts and passions. The Assyrian princes, like lions, prevailed against Israel. People from Egypt destroyed their glory and strength. They brought these calamities on themselves by departing from the Lord. The use and application of this is, Repent of thy sin, that thy correction may not be thy ruin. What has a Christian to do in the ways of forbidden pleasure or vain sinful mirth, or with the pursuits of covetousness and ambition?
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