Jeremiah 2:30
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New International Version
"In vain I punished your people; they did not respond to correction. Your sword has devoured your prophets like a ravenous lion.

New Living Translation
"I have punished your children, but they did not respond to my discipline. You yourselves have killed your prophets as a lion kills its prey.

English Standard Version
In vain have I struck your children; they took no correction; your own sword devoured your prophets like a ravening lion.

New American Standard Bible
"In vain I have struck your sons; They accepted no chastening. Your sword has devoured your prophets Like a destroying lion.

King James Bible
In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I have struck down your children in vain; they would not accept discipline. Your own sword has devoured your prophets like a ravaging lion.

International Standard Version
"I've punished your children with no results, they have accepted no discipline. Your sword has devoured your prophets like a destroying lion."

NET Bible
"It did no good for me to punish your people. They did not respond to such correction. You slaughtered your prophets like a voracious lion."

New Heart English Bible
"I have struck your children in vain. They received no correction. Your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I have punished your children without results. They didn't respond to correction. You killed my prophets like a raging lion.

JPS Tanakh 1917
In vain have I smitten your children-- They received no correction; Your sword hath devoured your prophets, Like a destroying lion.

New American Standard 1977
“In vain I have struck your sons;
            They accepted no chastening.
            Your sword has devoured your prophets
            Like a destroying lion.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have smitten your children in vain; they have received no correction; your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

King James 2000 Bible
In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

American King James Version
In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

American Standard Version
In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In vain have I struck your children, they have not received correction: your sword hath devoured your prophets, your generation is like a ravaging lion.

Darby Bible Translation
In vain have I smitten your children: they received no correction. Your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

English Revised Version
In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Webster's Bible Translation
In vain have I smitten your children; they have received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

World English Bible
"I have struck your children in vain. They received no correction. Your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Young's Literal Translation
In vain I have smitten your sons, Instruction they have not accepted, Devoured hath your sword your prophets, As a destroying lion.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Israel's Unfaithfulness
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. 31"O generation, heed the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness to Israel, Or a land of thick darkness? Why do My people say, 'We are free to roam; We will no longer come to You'?…
Cross References
Acts 7:52
Which of the prophets did your fathers fail to persecute? They even killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One. And now you are His betrayers and murderers--

1 Thessalonians 2:15
who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and drove us out as well. They are displeasing to God and hostile to all men,

Nehemiah 9:26
"But they became disobedient and rebelled against You, And cast Your law behind their backs And killed Your prophets who had admonished them So that they might return to You, And they committed great blasphemies.

Isaiah 1:5
Where will you be stricken again, As you continue in your rebellion? The whole head is sick And the whole heart is faint.

Isaiah 59:3
For your hands are defiled with blood And your fingers with iniquity; Your lips have spoken falsehood, Your tongue mutters wickedness.

Jeremiah 5:3
O LORD, do not Your eyes look for truth? You have smitten them, But they did not weaken; You have consumed them, But they refused to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; They have refused to repent.

Jeremiah 7:28
"You shall say to them, 'This is the nation that did not obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept correction; truth has perished and has been cut off from their mouth.

Jeremiah 26:20
Indeed, there was also a man who prophesied in the name of the LORD, Uriah the son of Shemaiah from Kiriath-jearim; and he prophesied against this city and against this land words similar to all those of Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 26:23
And they brought Uriah from Egypt and led him to King Jehoiakim, who slew him with a sword and cast his dead body into the burial place of the common people.

Jeremiah 46:14
"Declare in Egypt and proclaim in Migdol, Proclaim also in Memphis and Tahpanhes; Say, 'Take your stand and get yourself ready, For the sword has devoured those around you.'
Treasury of Scripture

In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

in vain

Jeremiah 5:2 And though they say, The LORD lives; surely they swear falsely.

Jeremiah 6:29,30 The bellows are burned, the lead is consumed of the fire; the founder …

Jeremiah 7:28 But you shall say to them, This is a nation that obeys not the voice …

Jeremiah 31:18 I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; You have chastised …

2 Chronicles 28:22 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against …

Isaiah 1:5 Why should you be stricken any more? you will revolt more and more: …

Isaiah 9:13 For the people turns not to him that smites them, neither do they …

Ezekiel 24:13 In your filthiness is lewdness: because I have purged you, and you …

Zephaniah 3:2 She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted …

Revelation 9:20,21 And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet …

Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of …

your own sword

Jeremiah 26:20-24 And there was also a man that prophesied in the name of the LORD, …

1 Kings 19:10,14 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: …

2 Chronicles 24:21 And they conspired against him, and stoned him with stones at the …

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and …

Nehemiah 9:26 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and …

Matthew 21:35,36 And the farmers took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, …

Matthew 23:29,34-37 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you build …

Mark 12:2-8 And at the season he sent to the farmers a servant, that he might …

Luke 11:47-51 Woe to you! for you build the sepulchers of the prophets, and your …

Luke 13:33,34 Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: …

Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they …

1 Thessalonians 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have …

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