Jeremiah 22:21
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New International Version
I warned you when you felt secure, but you said, 'I will not listen!' This has been your way from your youth; you have not obeyed me.

New Living Translation
I warned you when you were prosperous, but you replied, 'Don't bother me.' You have been that way since childhood--you simply will not obey me!

English Standard Version
I spoke to you in your prosperity, but you said, ‘I will not listen.’ This has been your way from your youth, that you have not obeyed my voice.

New American Standard Bible
"I spoke to you in your prosperity; But you said, 'I will not listen!' This has been your practice from your youth, That you have not obeyed My voice.

King James Bible
I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I spoke to you when you were secure. You said, "I will not listen." This has been your way since youth; indeed, you have never listened to Me.

International Standard Version
I spoke to you when you were secure, but you said, "I won't listen!" This has been your way since your youth, for you haven't obeyed me.

NET Bible
While you were feeling secure I gave you warning. But you said, "I refuse to listen to you." That is the way you have acted from your earliest history onward. Indeed, you have never paid attention to me.

New Heart English Bible
I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, 'I will not hear.' This has been your way from your youth, that you did not obey my voice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I spoke to you when you were prosperous, but you said that you wouldn't listen. This is how you've been ever since you were young. You don't listen to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I spoke unto thee in thy prosperity, But thou saidst: 'I will not hear.' This hath been thy manner from thy youth, That thou hearkenedst not to My voice.

New American Standard 1977
“I spoke to you in your prosperity;
            But you said, ‘I will not listen!’
            This has been your practice from your youth,
            That you have not obeyed My voice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I spoke unto thee in thy prosperity, but thou didst say, I will not hear. This has been thy way from thy youth, that thou hast never heard my voice.

King James 2000 Bible
I spoke unto you in your prosperity; but you said, I will not hear. This has been your manner from your youth, that you obeyed not my voice.

American King James Version
I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, I will not hear. This has been your manner from your youth, that you obeyed not my voice.

American Standard Version
I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I spoke to thee in thy properity: and thoiu saidst: I will not hear: this hath been thy way from thy youth, because thou hast not heard my voice.

Darby Bible Translation
I spoke unto thee in thy prosperity; [but] thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy way from thy youth, that thou hearkenedst not unto my voice.

English Revised Version
I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.

Webster's Bible Translation
I spoke to thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidest, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou hast not obeyed my voice.

World English Bible
I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, I will not hear. This has been your way from your youth, that you didn't obey my voice.

Young's Literal Translation
I have spoken unto thee in thine ease, Thou hast said, 'I do not hearken,' This is thy way from thy youth, For thou hast not hearkened to My voice.
Study Bible
A Warning about Jehoiakim
20"Go up to Lebanon and cry out, And lift up your voice in Bashan; Cry out also from Abarim, For all your lovers have been crushed. 21"I spoke to you in your prosperity; But you said, 'I will not listen!' This has been your practice from your youth, That you have not obeyed My voice. 22"The wind will sweep away all your shepherds, And your lovers will go into captivity; Then you will surely be ashamed and humiliated Because of all your wickedness.…
Cross References
Psalm 129:1
A Song of Ascents. "Many times they have persecuted me from my youth up," Let Israel now say,

Jeremiah 3:24
"But the shameful thing has consumed the labor of our fathers since our youth, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

Jeremiah 3:25
"Let us lie down in our shame, and let our humiliation cover us; for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even to this day. And we have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God."

Jeremiah 13:10
'This wicked people, who refuse to listen to My words, who walk in the stubbornness of their hearts and have gone after other gods to serve them and to bow down to them, let them be just like this waistband which is totally worthless.

Jeremiah 19:15
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I am about to bring on this city and all its towns the entire calamity that I have declared against it, because they have stiffened their necks so as not to heed My words.'"

Jeremiah 32:30
"Indeed the sons of Israel and the sons of Judah have been doing only evil in My sight from their youth; for the sons of Israel have been only provoking Me to anger by the work of their hands," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 48:11
"Moab has been at ease since his youth; He has also been undisturbed, like wine on its dregs, And he has not been emptied from vessel to vessel, Nor has he gone into exile. Therefore he retains his flavor, And his aroma has not changed.

Zechariah 7:7
Are not these the words which the LORD proclaimed by the former prophets, when Jerusalem was inhabited and prosperous along with its cities around it, and the Negev and the foothills were inhabited?'"
Treasury of Scripture

I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, I will not hear. This has been your manner from your youth, that you obeyed not my voice.

I spake.

Jeremiah 2:31 O generation, see you the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness …

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the …

Jeremiah 35:15 I have sent also to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early …

Jeremiah 36:21-26 So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll: and he took it out of …

2 Chronicles 33:10 And the LORD spoke to Manasseh, and to his people: but they would not listen.

2 Chronicles 36:16,17 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and …

Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and deny you, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I …

prosperity. Heb. prosperities. This.

Jeremiah 3:25 We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covers us: for we have …

Jeremiah 7:22-28 For I spoke not to your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that …

Jeremiah 32:30 For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only done …

Deuteronomy 9:7,24 Remember, and forget not, how you provoked the LORD your God to wrath …

Deuteronomy 31:27 For I know your rebellion, and your stiff neck: behold, while I am …

Deuteronomy 32:15-20 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown …

Judges 2:11-19 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and …

Nehemiah 9:16 But they and our fathers dealt proudly, and hardened their necks, …

Psalm 106:6 We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have …

Isaiah 48:8 Yes, you heard not; yes, you knew not; yes, from that time that your …

Ezekiel 20:8,13,21,28 But they rebelled against me, and would not listen to me: they did …

Ezekiel 23:3-39 And they committed prostitutions in Egypt; they committed prostitutions …

(21) In thy prosperity.--Literally, prosperities. The word is used, as in Proverbs 1:32; Ezekiel 16:49; Psalm 30:6, in reference to what in old English was called "security," the careless, reckless temper engendered by outward prosperity. The plural is used to include all the forms of that temper that had been manifested in the course of centuries.

Verse 21. - From thy youth; i.e. from the time that thou didst become a nation (comp. Jeremiah 2:2; Hosea 2:15). It is the Exodus which is referred to. I spake unto thee in thy prosperity,.... Or "prosperities", or "tranquillities" (y); when in their greatest affluence, in the height of it; this he did, when he sent to them his servants the prophets, as the Targum, and by them exhorted, reproved, and advised them:

but thou saidst, I will not hear; this was the language of their hearts and actions, though not of their mouths:

this hath been thy manner from thy youth; from the time they came out of Egypt, and first became a church and body politic; while they were in the wilderness; or when first settled in the land of Canaan: this was the infancy of their state; and from that time it was their manner and custom to reject the word of the Lord, and turn a deaf ear to it:

that thou obeyest not my voice; in his law, and by his prophets.

(y) "in tranquillitatibus fuis", Vatablus, Cocceius, Schmidt; "felicitatibus tuis", Pagninus; "securitatibus tuis", Montanus. 21. I admonished thee in time. Thy sin has not been a sin of ignorance or thoughtlessness, but wilful.

prosperity—given thee by Me; yet thou wouldest not hearken to the gracious Giver. The Hebrew is plural, to express, "In the height of thy prosperity"; so "droughts" (Isa 58:11).

thou saidst—not in words, but in thy conduct, virtually.

thy youth—from the time that I brought thee out of Egypt, and formed thee into a people (Jer 7:25; 2:2; Isa 47:12).22:20-30 The Jewish state is described under a threefold character. Very haughty in a day of peace and safety. Very fearful on alarm of trouble. Very much cast down under pressure of trouble. Many never are ashamed of their sins till brought by them to the last extremity. The king shall close his days in bondage. Those that think themselves as signets on God's right hand, must not be secure, but fear lest they should be plucked thence. The Jewish king and his family shall be carried to Babylon. We know where we were born, but where we shall die we know not; it is enough that our God knows. Let it be our care that we die in Christ, then it will be well with us wherever we die, thought it may be in a far country. The Jewish king shall be despised. Time was when he was delighted in; but all those in whom God has no pleasure, some time or other, will be so lowered, that men will have no pleasure in them. Whoever are childless, it is the Lord that writes them so; and those who take no care to do good in their days, cannot expect to prosper. How little is earthly grandeur to be depended upon, or flourishing families to be rejoiced in! But those who hear the voice of Christ, and follow him, have eternal life, and shall never perish, neither shall any enemy pluck them out of his almighty hands.
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