Jeremiah 32:33
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New International Version
They turned their backs to me and not their faces; though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.

New Living Translation
My people have turned their backs on me and have refused to return. Even though I diligently taught them, they would not receive instruction or obey.

English Standard Version
They have turned to me their back and not their face. And though I have taught them persistently, they have not listened to receive instruction.

New American Standard Bible
"They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction.

King James Bible
And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have turned their backs to Me and not their faces. Though I taught them time and time again, they do not listen and receive discipline.

International Standard Version
They have turned their backs to me rather than their faces. Even though I taught them, teaching them again and again, they didn't listen to accept correction.

NET Bible
They have turned away from me instead of turning to me. I tried over and over again to instruct them, but they did not listen and respond to correction.

New Heart English Bible
They have turned to me the back, and not the face: and though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
have turned their backs, not their faces to me. I taught them again and again, but they refused to listen and learn.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they have turned unto Me the back, and not the face; and though I taught them, teaching them betimes and often, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

New American Standard 1977
“And they have turned their back to Me, and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they have turned unto me the back and not the face: when I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they did not hearken to receive chastisement;

King James 2000 Bible
And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

American King James Version
And they have turned to me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.

American Standard Version
And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: and though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they have turned their backs to me, and not their faces: when I taught them early in the morning, and instructed them, and they would not hearken to receive instruction.

Darby Bible Translation
And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face; and though I taught them, rising early and teaching, they hearkened not to receive instruction.

English Revised Version
And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: and though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they have turned to me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

World English Bible
They have turned to me the back, and not the face: and though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.

Young's Literal Translation
And they turn unto Me the neck, and not the face, and teaching them, rising early and teaching, and they are not hearkening to accept instruction.
Study Bible
Jerusalem's Fall Confirmed
32because of all the evil of the sons of Israel and the sons of Judah which they have done to provoke Me to anger-- they, their kings, their leaders, their priests, their prophets, the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 33"They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction. 34"But they put their detestable things in the house which is called by My name, to defile it.…
Cross References
John 8:2
Early in the morning He went back into the temple courts. All the people came to Him, and He sat down to teach them.

2 Chronicles 36:15
The LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to them again and again by His messengers, because He had compassion on His people and on His dwelling place;

2 Chronicles 36:16
but they continually mocked the messengers of God, despised His words and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, until there was no remedy.

Job 35:11
Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth And makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?'

Jeremiah 2:27
Who say to a tree, 'You are my father,' And to a stone, 'You gave me birth.' For they have turned their back to Me, And not their face; But in the time of their trouble they will say, 'Arise and save us.'

Jeremiah 7:13
"And now, because you have done all these things," declares the LORD, "and I spoke to you, rising up early and speaking, but you did not hear, and I called you but you did not answer,

Jeremiah 18:17
Like an east wind I will scatter them Before the enemy; I will show them My back and not My face In the day of their calamity.'"

Jeremiah 25:3
"From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, even to this day, these twenty-three years the word of the LORD has come to me, and I have spoken to you again and again, but you have not listened.

Jeremiah 26:5
to listen to the words of My servants the prophets, whom I have been sending to you again and again, but you have not listened;

Jeremiah 35:13
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, 'Go and say to the men of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, "Will you not receive instruction by listening to My words?" declares the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

And they have turned to me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.

turned. See on ch.

Jeremiah 2:27 Saying to a stock, You are my father; and to a stone, You have brought …

Jeremiah 7:24 But they listened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the …

Jeremiah 18:17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will …

Ezekiel 8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, …

Hosea 11:2 As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed to Baalim, …

Zechariah 7:11 But they refused to listen, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped …

back. Heb. neck. rising.

Jeremiah 7:13 And now, because you have done all these works, said the LORD, and …

Jeremiah 25:3,4 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, …

Jeremiah 26:5 To listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent to …

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

Jeremiah 44:4 However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early …

2 Chronicles 36:15,16 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, …

John 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the …

(33) They have turned unto me the back . . .--It will be remembered that this image was more or less a favourite one with the prophet. (See Notes on Jeremiah 2:27; Jeremiah 7:24.) The same holds good of the "rising up early." (See Notes on Jeremiah 7:13; Jeremiah 7:25.)

And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face,.... When he reproved them for their sins; called them to repentance; instructed them in their duty; and warned them of the dangers they exposed themselves to; instead of turning the face to him, as scholars to their masters, and as subjects to their prince, to listen to what was said to them; they turned their backs or necks, the hinder part of them; expressive of contempt, and showing great rudeness and irreverence:

though I taught them, rising up early, and teaching them; by his prophets, as the Targum; whom he sent to them early in the morning; or in the early time of their life; or when they first began to practise idolatry; so careful was the Lord of them; so diligent to instruct them, and prevent their ruin:

yet have not hearkened, to receive instruction; or "correction" (i); so as to repent of their sins, reform and amend; see Jeremiah 7:13.

(i) "disciplinam", Cocceius; i.e. "correctionem", Schmidt. 33. (Jer 2:27; 7:13).32:26-44 God's answer discovers the purposes of his wrath against that generation of the Jews, and the purposes of his grace concerning future generations. It is sin, and nothing else, that ruins them. The restoration of Judah and Jerusalem is promised. This people were now at length brought to despair. But God gives hope of mercy which he had in store for them hereafter. Doubtless the promises are sure to all believers. God will own them for his, and he will prove himself theirs. He will give them a heart to fear him. All true Christians shall have a disposition to mutual love. Though they may have different views about lesser things, they shall all be one in the great things of God; in their views of the evil of sin, and the low estate of fallen man, the way of salvation through the Saviour, the nature of true holiness, the vanity of the world, and the importance of eternal things. Whom God loves, he loves to the end. We have no reason to distrust God's faithfulness and constancy, but only our own hearts. He will settle them again in Canaan. These promises shall surely be performed. Jeremiah's purchase was the pledge of many a purchase that should be made after the captivity; and those inheritances are but faint resemblances of the possessions in the heavenly Canaan, which are kept for all who have God's fear in their hearts, and do not depart from him. Let us then bear up under our trials, assured we shall obtain all the good he has promised us.
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