Jeremiah 2:3
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New International Version
Israel was holy to the LORD, the firstfruits of his harvest; all who devoured her were held guilty, and disaster overtook them,'" declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
In those days Israel was holy to the LORD, the first of his children. All who harmed his people were declared guilty, and disaster fell on them. I, the LORD, have spoken!"

English Standard Version
Israel was holy to the LORD, the firstfruits of his harvest. All who ate of it incurred guilt; disaster came upon them, declares the LORD.”

New American Standard Bible
"Israel was holy to the LORD, The first of His harvest. All who ate of it became guilty; Evil came upon them," declares the LORD.'"

King James Bible
Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Israel was holy to the LORD, the firstfruits of His harvest. All who ate of it found themselves guilty; disaster came on them." This is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
Israel was consecrated to the LORD, she was the first fruits of his produce. All who devoured her became guilty and disaster came on them," declares the LORD.'"

NET Bible
Israel was set apart to the LORD; they were like the first fruits of a harvest to him. All who tried to devour them were punished; disaster came upon them," says the LORD.'"

New Heart English Bible
Israel was holiness to the LORD, the first fruits of his increase. All who devour him shall be held guilty. Evil shall come on them,"' says the LORD."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Israel was set apart for the LORD. It was the best part of the harvest. All who devoured it became guilty, and disaster struck them,' " declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Israel is the LORD'S hallowed portion, His first-fruits of the increase; All that devour him shall be held guilty, Evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“Israel was holy to the LORD,
            The first of His harvest;
            All who ate of it became guilty;
            Evil came upon them,” declares the LORD.’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Israel was holiness unto the LORD and the firstfruits of his increase; all that devour him shall be found guilty; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, says the LORD.

American King James Version
Israel was holiness to the LORD, and the first fruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come on them, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
Israel was holiness unto Jehovah, the first-fruits of his increase: all that devour him shall be held guilty; evil shall come upon them, saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Israel is holy to the Lord, the first fruits of his increase: all they that devour him offend: evils shall come upon them, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Israel was holiness unto Jehovah, the first-fruits of his increase: all that devour him are guilty; evil shall come upon them, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Israel was holiness unto the LORD, the firstfruits of his increase: all that devour him shall be held guilty; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Israel was holiness to the LORD, and the first-fruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come upon them, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
Israel [was] holiness to Yahweh, the first fruits of his increase. All who devour him shall be held guilty. Evil shall come on them,"' says Yahweh."

Young's Literal Translation
Holy is Israel to Jehovah, The first-fruit of His increase, All consuming him are guilty, Evil cometh in unto them, an affirmation of Jehovah.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-8 Those who begin well, but do not persevere, will justly be upbraided with their hopeful and promising beginnings. Those who desert religion, commonly oppose it more than those who never knew it. For this they could have no excuse. God's spiritual Israel must own their obligations to him for safe conduct through the wilderness of this world, so dangerous to the soul. Alas, that many, who once appeared devoted to the Lord, so live that their professions aggravate their crimes! Let us be careful that we do not lose in zeal and fervency, as we gain knowledge.
Study Bible
Israel has Forsaken God
2"Go and proclaim in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, 'Thus says the LORD, "I remember concerning you the devotion of your youth, The love of your betrothals, Your following after Me in the wilderness, Through a land not sown. 3"Israel was holy to the LORD, The first of His harvest. All who ate of it became guilty; Evil came upon them," declares the LORD.'" 4Hear the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel.…
Cross References
James 1:18
He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we would be a kind of firstfruits of His creation.

Revelation 14:4
These are the ones who have not been defiled with women, for they are virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever He goes. They have been redeemed from among men as firstfruits to God and to the Lamb.

Exodus 19:5
'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine;

Exodus 19:6
and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel."

Deuteronomy 7:6
"For you are a holy people to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 14:2
"For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a people for His own possession out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 26:19
and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, for praise, fame, and honor; and that you shall be a consecrated people to the LORD your God, as He has spoken."

Isaiah 41:11
"Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish.

Jeremiah 2:4
Hear the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel.

Jeremiah 12:14
Thus says the LORD concerning all My wicked neighbors who strike at the inheritance with which I have endowed My people Israel, "Behold I am about to uproot them from their land and will uproot the house of Judah from among them.
Treasury of Scripture

Israel was holiness to the LORD, and the first fruits of his increase: all that devour him shall offend; evil shall come on them, said the LORD.

holiness

Exodus 19:5,6 Now therefore, if you will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, …

Deuteronomy 7:6 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God: the LORD your God …

Deuteronomy 14:2 For you are an holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has …

Deuteronomy 26:19 And to make you high above all nations which he has made, in praise, …

Zechariah 14:20,21 In that day shall there be on the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD…

Ephesians 1:4 According as he has chosen us in him before the foundation of the …

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, …

the first-fruits

Exodus 22:29 You shall not delay to offer the first of your ripe fruits, and of …

Exodus 23:16 And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of your labors, which …

Numbers 18:12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the …

Amos 6:1 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the mountain of …

Romans 11:16 For if the first fruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the …

Romans 16:5 Likewise greet the church that is in their house. Salute my well-beloved …

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should …

Revelation 14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. …

all that

Jeremiah 12:14 Thus said the LORD against all my evil neighbors, that touch the …

Jeremiah 50:7 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, …

Exodus 4:22,23 And you shall say to Pharaoh, Thus said the LORD, Israel is my son, …

Psalm 81:14,15 I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against …

Psalm 105:14,15,25-36 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yes, he reproved kings for their sakes…

Isaiah 41:11 Behold, all they that were incensed against you shall be ashamed …

Isaiah 47:6 I was wroth with my people, I have polluted my inheritance, and given …

Joel 1:3,7,8 Tell you your children of it, and let your children tell their children, …

Zechariah 1:15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: …

Zechariah 2:8 For thus said the LORD of hosts; After the glory has he sent me to …

Zechariah 12:2-5 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling to all the people …

Acts 9:4,5 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, …

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