Jeremiah 2:32
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New International Version
Does a young woman forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number.

New Living Translation
Does a young woman forget her jewelry? Does a bride hide her wedding dress? Yet for years on end my people have forgotten me.

English Standard Version
Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

New American Standard Bible
"Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me Days without number.

King James Bible
Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can a young woman forget her jewelry or a bride her wedding sash? Yet My people have forgotten Me for countless days.

International Standard Version
Will a young woman forget her wedding ornaments, or a bride her attire? But my people have forgotten me days without number.

NET Bible
Does a young woman forget to put on her jewels? Does a bride forget to put on her bridal attire? But my people have forgotten me for more days than can even be counted.

New Heart English Bible
"Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me for days without number.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A young woman can't forget her jewelry or a bride her veils. Yet, my people have forgotten me for countless days.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Can a maid forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me Days without number.

New American Standard 1977
“Can a virgin forget her ornaments,
            Or a bride her attire?
            Yet My people have forgotten Me
            Days without number.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Shall the virgin, perchance, forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

King James 2000 Bible
Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

American King James Version
Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

American Standard Version
Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Will a virgin forget her ornament, or a bride her stomacher? but my people hath forgotten me days without number.

Darby Bible Translation
Doth a virgin forget her ornaments, a bride her attire? But my people have forgotten me days without number.

English Revised Version
Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

Webster's Bible Translation
Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

World English Bible
"Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me for days without number.

Young's Literal Translation
Doth a virgin forget her ornaments? A bride her bands? And My people have forgotten Me days without number.
Study Bible
Israel's Unfaithfulness
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'? 32"Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me Days without number. 33"How well you prepare your way To seek love! Therefore even the wicked women You have taught your ways.…
Cross References
Psalm 106:21
They forgot God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt,

Isaiah 17:10
For you have forgotten the God of your salvation And have not remembered the rock of your refuge. Therefore you plant delightful plants And set them with vine slips of a strange god.

Isaiah 57:11
"Of whom were you worried and fearful When you lied, and did not remember Me Nor give Me a thought? Was I not silent even for a long time So you do not fear Me?

Jeremiah 2:33
"How well you prepare your way To seek love! Therefore even the wicked women You have taught your ways.

Jeremiah 3:21
A voice is heard on the bare heights, The weeping and the supplications of the sons of Israel; Because they have perverted their way, They have forgotten the LORD their God.

Jeremiah 13:25
"This is your lot, the portion measured to you From Me," declares the LORD, "Because you have forgotten Me And trusted in falsehood.

Jeremiah 18:15
'For My people have forgotten Me, They burn incense to worthless gods And they have stumbled from their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in bypaths, Not on a highway,

Hosea 8:14
For Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces; And Judah has multiplied fortified cities, But I will send a fire on its cities that it may consume its palatial dwellings.
Treasury of Scripture

Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

a maid

Jeremiah 2:11 Has a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people …

Genesis 24:22,30,53 And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man …

2 Samuel 1:24 You daughters of Israel, weep over Saul, who clothed you in scarlet, …

Psalm 45:13,14 The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of worked gold…

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my …

Ezekiel 16:10-13 I clothed you also with broidered work, and shod you with badgers' …

1 Peter 3:3-5 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the …

Revelation 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God …

yet my people

Jeremiah 3:21 A voice was heard on the high places, weeping and supplications of …

Jeremiah 13:10,25 This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the …

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

Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Psalm 106:21 They forgot God their savior, which had done great things in Egypt;

Isaiah 17:10 Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, and have not …

Ezekiel 22:12 In you have they taken gifts to shed blood; you have taken usury and increase…

Hosea 8:14 For Israel has forgotten his Maker, and builds temples; and Judah …

(32) Or a bride her attire.--The word is rendered "headbands" in Isaiah 3:20, but here it probably means the "girdle" which formed the special distinction of the wife as contrasted with the maiden. Such a girdle, like the marriage ring with us, would be treasured by the bride all her life long. Even the outward memorial of her union with her husband would be dear to her. But Israel had forgotten her lord and husband Himself.

Verse 32. - Or a bride her attire. The prophet perhaps means the magnificently adorned girdle which the bride wore on her wedding day (comp. Isaiah 49:18). But the word only occurs again in Isaiah 3:20, and its precise signification is uncertain. Can a maid forget her ornaments,.... Which she has provided for her wedding day, and is then to wear, and which may be the next; such as ear rings, bracelets, and jewels, which are never out of her mind, and can scarce sleep for thinking of them, how richly she shall be adorned with them; wherefore it follows:

or a bride her attire? or, "her bindings" (o); her knots about her head or breast. The word is rendered "head bands" in Isaiah 3:20 and here, by the Septuagint version, "her stomacher"; set with sparkling precious stones; see Isaiah 61:10, these things her heart being set upon, and priding herself with, cannot be forgotten by her, at least not long:

yet, my people have forgotten me days without number; which shows great stupidity and ingratitude; the Lord not being so much to them, from whom they had received so many favours, as the ornaments of a maid, and the attire of a bride, are to them.

(o) "fasciae suae", Tigurine version; "ligaminum suorum", Munster, Calvin; "ligamentorum suorum", Piscator. 32. Oriental women greatly pride themselves on their ornaments (compare Isa 61:10).

attire—girdles for the breast.

forgotten me—(Jer 13:25; Ho 8:14).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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