Jeremiah 4:22
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New International Version
"My people are fools; they do not know me. They are senseless children; they have no understanding. They are skilled in doing evil; they know not how to do good."

New Living Translation
"My people are foolish and do not know me," says the LORD. "They are stupid children who have no understanding. They are clever enough at doing wrong, but they have no idea how to do right!"

English Standard Version
“For my people are foolish; they know me not; they are stupid children; they have no understanding. They are ‘wise’—in doing evil! But how to do good they know not.”

New American Standard Bible
"For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding. They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know."

King James Bible
For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"For My people are fools; they do not know Me. They are foolish children, without understanding. They are skilled in doing what is evil, but they do not know how to do what is good."

International Standard Version
"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They're stupid children, they have no understanding. They're skilled at doing evil, but how to do good, they don't know."

NET Bible
The LORD answered, "This will happen because my people are foolish. They do not know me. They are like children who have no sense. They have no understanding. They are skilled at doing evil. They do not know how to do good."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"My people are fools. They don't know me. They are stupid people. They don't understand. They are experts in doing wrong, and they don't know how to do good."

JPS Tanakh 1917
For My people is foolish, They know Me not; They are sottish children, And they have no understanding; They are wise to do evil, But to do good they have no knowledge.

New American Standard 1977
“For My people are foolish,
            They know Me not;
            They are stupid children,
            And they have no understanding.
            They are shrewd to do evil,
            But to do good they do not know.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For my people are foolish; the ignorant sons with no understanding have not known me; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

King James 2000 Bible
For my people are foolish, they have not known me; they are stupid children, and they have no understanding: they are wise to do evil, but how to do good they have no knowledge.

American King James Version
For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

American Standard Version
For my people are foolish, they know me not; they are sottish children, and they have no understanding; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Darby Bible Translation
For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have no intelligence; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

English Revised Version
For my people is foolish, they know me not; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Webster's Bible Translation
For my people are foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have no understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

World English Bible
"For my people are foolish, they don't know me. They are foolish children, and they have no understanding. They are skillful in doing evil, but to do good they have no knowledge."

Young's Literal Translation
For my people are foolish, me they have not known, Foolish sons are they, yea, they are not intelligent, Wise are they to do evil, And to do good they have not known.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:19-31 The prophet had no pleasure in delivering messages of wrath. He is shown in a vision the whole land in confusion. Compared with what it was, every thing is out of order; but the ruin of the Jewish nation would not be final. Every end of our comforts is not a full end. Though the Lord may correct his people very severely, yet he will not cast them off. Ornaments and false colouring would be of no avail. No outward privileges or profession, no contrivances would prevent destruction. How wretched the state of those who are like foolish children in the concerns of their souls! Whatever we are ignorant of, may the Lord make of good understanding in the ways of godliness. As sin will find out the sinner, so sorrow will, sooner or later, find out the secure.
Study Bible
Lamentation for Judah
21How long must I see the standard And hear the sound of the trumpet? 22"For My people are foolish, They know Me not; They are stupid children And have no understanding. They are shrewd to do evil, But to do good they do not know." 23I looked on the earth, and behold, it was formless and void; And to the heavens, and they had no light.…
Cross References
Romans 1:22
Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools,

Romans 16:19
Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice over you. But I want you to be wise about what is good and innocent about what is evil.

1 Corinthians 14:20
Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.

Psalm 36:3
The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; He has ceased to be wise and to do good.

Psalm 53:4
Have the workers of wickedness no knowledge, Who eat up My people as though they ate bread And have not called upon God?

Psalm 82:5
They do not know nor do they understand; They walk about in darkness; All the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Jeremiah 2:8
"The priests did not say, 'Where is the LORD?' And those who handle the law did not know Me; The rulers also transgressed against Me, And the prophets prophesied by Baal And walked after things that did not profit.

Jeremiah 4:21
How long must I see the standard And hear the sound of the trumpet?

Jeremiah 5:4
Then I said, "They are only the poor, They are foolish; For they do not know the way of the LORD Or the ordinance of their God.

Jeremiah 5:21
'Now hear this, O foolish and senseless people, Who have eyes but do not see; Who have ears but do not hear.
Treasury of Scripture

For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

For my.

Jeremiah 5:4,21 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they …

Jeremiah 8:7-9 Yes, the stork in the heaven knows her appointed times; and the turtle …

Deuteronomy 32:6,28 Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not …

Psalm 14:1-4 The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, …

Isaiah 1:3 The ox knows his owner, and the donkey his master's crib: but Israel …

Isaiah 6:9,10 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand …

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the …

Psalm 49:10-12 For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish …

Jeremiah 42:19,20 The LORD has said concerning you, O you remnant of Judah; Go you …

Hosea 4:1,6 Hear the word of the LORD, you children of Israel: for the LORD has …

Matthew 23:16-26 Woe to you, you blind guides, which say, Whoever shall swear by the …

Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

Romans 3:11 There is none that understands, there is none that seeks after God.

they have.

Hosea 5:4 They will not frame their doings to turn to their God: for the spirit …

John 16:3 And these things will they do to you, because they have not known …

Romans 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God …

1 Corinthians 1:20,21 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of …

they are wise.

2 Samuel 13:3 But Amnon had a friend, whose name was Jonadab, the son of Shimeah …

2 Samuel 16:21-23 And Ahithophel said to Absalom, Go in to your father's concubines, …

Micah 2:1 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil on their beds! when …

Luke 16:8 And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely…

Romans 16:19 For your obedience is come abroad to all men. I am glad therefore …

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be …

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