Jeremiah 23:23
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New International Version
"Am I only a God nearby," declares the LORD, "and not a God far away?

New Living Translation
Am I a God who is only close at hand?" says the LORD. "No, I am far away at the same time.

English Standard Version
“Am I a God at hand, declares the LORD, and not a God far away?

New American Standard Bible
"Am I a God who is near," declares the LORD, "And not a God far off?

King James Bible
Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Am I a God who is only near"--this is the LORD's declaration--"and not a God who is far away?

International Standard Version
"Am I a God who is near," declares the LORD, "rather than a God who is far away?

NET Bible
Do you people think that I am some local deity and not the transcendent God?" the LORD asks.

New Heart English Bible
Am I a God at hand,' says the LORD, 'and not a God afar off?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I am a God who is near. I am also a God who is far away," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Am I a God near at hand, saith the LORD, And not a God afar off?

New American Standard 1977
“Am I a God who is near,” declares the LORD,
            “And not a God far off?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Am I a God of the near only, said the LORD, and not a God of the far?

King James 2000 Bible
Am I a God at hand, says the LORD, and not a God afar off?

American King James Version
Am I a God at hand, said the LORD, and not a God afar off?

American Standard Version
Am I a God at hand, saith Jehovah, and not a God afar off?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Am I, think ye, a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off?

Darby Bible Translation
Am I a God at hand, saith Jehovah, and not a God afar off?

English Revised Version
Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?

Webster's Bible Translation
Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off.

World English Bible
Am I a God at hand, says Yahweh, and not a God afar off?

Young's Literal Translation
A God near am I -- an affirmation of Jehovah, And not a God afar off?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
23:23-32 Men cannot be hidden from God's all-seeing eye. Will they never see what judgments they prepare for themselves? Let them consider what a vast difference there is between these prophecies and those delivered by the true prophets of the Lord. Let them not call their foolish dreams Divine oracles. The promises of peace these prophets make are no more to be compared to God's promises than chaff to wheat. The unhumbled heart of man is like a rock; if not melted by the word of God as a fire, it will be broken to pieces by it as a hammer. How can they be long safe, or at all easy, who have a God of almighty power against them? The word of God is no smooth, lulling, deceitful message. And by its faithfulness it may certainly be distinguished from false doctrines.
Study Bible
Lying Prophets
22"But if they had stood in My council, Then they would have announced My words to My people, And would have turned them back from their evil way And from the evil of their deeds. 23"Am I a God who is near," declares the LORD, "And not a God far off? 24"Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?" declares the LORD. "Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?" declares the LORD.…
Cross References
Acts 17:27
God intended that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.

Psalm 139:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
Treasury of Scripture

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