Jeremiah 2:29
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New International Version
"Why do you bring charges against me? You have all rebelled against me," declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
Why do you accuse me of doing wrong? You are the ones who have rebelled," says the LORD.

English Standard Version
“Why do you contend with me? You have all transgressed against me, declares the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"Why do you contend with Me? You have all transgressed against Me," declares the LORD.

King James Bible
Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Why do you bring a case against Me? All of you have rebelled against Me. This is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
Why do you contend with me? You have rebelled against me," declares the LORD.

NET Bible
"Why do you try to refute me? All of you have rebelled against me," says the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
"Why will you contend with me? You all have transgressed against me," says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Why do you complain about me? All of you have rebelled against me," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wherefore will ye contend with Me? Ye all have transgressed against Me, Saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“Why do you contend with Me?
            You have all transgressed against Me,” declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why will ye plead with me? Ye have all rebelled against me, saith the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Why will you plead with me? you all have transgressed against me, says the LORD.

American King James Version
Why will you plead with me? you all have transgressed against me, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
Wherefore will ye contend with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why will you contend with me in judgement? you have all forsaken me, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore would ye contend with me? Ye all have transgressed against me, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Why will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
"Why will you contend with me? You all have transgressed against me," says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Why do ye strive with Me? All of you have transgressed against Me, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Study Bible
Israel's Unfaithfulness
28"But where are your gods Which you made for yourself? Let them arise, if they can save you In the time of your trouble; For according to the number of your cities Are your gods, O Judah. 29"Why do you contend with Me? You have all transgressed against Me," declares the LORD. 30"In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening. Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 5:1
"Roam to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, And look now and take note. And seek in her open squares, If you can find a man, If there is one who does justice, who seeks truth, Then I will pardon her.

Jeremiah 6:13
"For from the least of them even to the greatest of them, Everyone is greedy for gain, And from the prophet even to the priest Everyone deals falsely.

Daniel 9:11
"Indeed all Israel has transgressed Your law and turned aside, not obeying Your voice; so the curse has been poured out on us, along with the oath which is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against Him.
Treasury of Scripture

Why will you plead with me? you all have transgressed against me, said the LORD.

will ye plead

Jeremiah 2:23,35 How can you say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? …

Jeremiah 3:2 Lift up your eyes to the high places, and see where you have not …

ye all have

Jeremiah 5:1 Run you to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, …

Jeremiah 6:13 For from the least of them even to the greatest of them every one …

Jeremiah 9:2-6 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; …

Daniel 9:11 Yes, all Israel have transgressed your law, even by departing, that …

Romans 3:19 Now we know that what things soever the law said, it said to them …

(29) Wherefore will ye plead with me?--The reply of the accuser to the false pleas of the accused. The transgression was too open to be glossed over. No plea was available but that of a full confession of the guilt into which Israel had fallen.

Verse 29. - Wherefore will ye plead with me? How can ye be so brazen-faced as to attempt to justify yourselves? Wherefore will ye plead with me?.... Strive and contend, chide, murmur, and complain, when evil came upon them, as if the Lord dealt hardly with them, and as if they had never sinned against him; when their case would not bear to be brought into judgment and examined openly; what would they get by that but shame and disgrace?

ye all have transgressed against me, saith the Lord; high and low, rich and poor, great and small; men of all ranks, degrees, and character; kings, priests and prophets; and therefore ought not to contend with God, and charge him with injustice or unkindness, but themselves with folly and wickedness. 29. plead with me—that is, contend with Me for afflicting you (Jer 2:23, 35).2:29-37 The nation had not been wrought upon by the judgements of God, but sought to justify themselves. The world is, to those who make it their home and their portion, a wilderness and a land of darkness; but those who dwell in God, have the lines fallen to them in pleasant places. Here is the language of presumptuous sinners. The Jews had long thrown off serious thoughts of God. How many days of our lives pass without suitable remembrance of him! The Lord was displeased with their confidences, and would not prosper them therein. Men employ all their ingenuity, but cannot find happiness in the way of sin, or excuse for it. They may shift from one sin to another, but none ever hardened himself against God, or turned from him, and prospered.
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