Jeremiah 44:4
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New International Version
Again and again I sent my servants the prophets, who said, 'Do not do this detestable thing that I hate!'

New Living Translation
"Again and again I sent my servants, the prophets, to plead with them, 'Don't do these horrible things that I hate so much.'

English Standard Version
Yet I persistently sent to you all my servants the prophets, saying, ‘Oh, do not do this abomination that I hate!’

Berean Study Bible
Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets again and again, saying: ‘Do not do this detestable thing that I hate.’

New American Standard Bible
'Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets, again and again, saying, "Oh, do not do this abominable thing which I hate."

King James Bible
Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

Christian Standard Bible
So I sent you all my servants the prophets time and time again, saying, 'Don't commit this detestable action that I hate.'

Contemporary English Version
Time after time I sent my servants the prophets to tell the people of Judah how much I hated their disgusting sins. The prophets warned them to stop sinning,

Good News Translation
I kept sending you my servants the prophets, who told you not to do this terrible thing that I hate.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I sent you all My servants the prophets time and time again, saying: Don't do this detestable thing that I hate.

International Standard Version
Yet I sent all my servants the prophets to you again and again, saying, "Don't do this repulsive thing that I hate."

NET Bible
I sent my servants the prophets to you people over and over again warning you not to do this disgusting thing I hate.

New Heart English Bible
However I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, 'Oh, do not do this abominable thing that I hate.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have sent my servants the prophets to you again and again to tell you not to do these detestable things that I hate.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Howbeit I sent unto you all My servants the prophets, sending them betimes and often, saying: Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

New American Standard 1977
‘Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets, again and again, saying, “Oh, do not do this abominable thing which I hate.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Howbeit I sent unto you all my slaves the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

American King James Version
However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

American Standard Version
Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early, and sending, and saying: Do not commit this abominable thing, which I hate.

Darby Bible Translation
And I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing which I hate!

English Revised Version
Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

World English Bible
However I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Oh, don't do this abominable thing that I hate.

Young's Literal Translation
'And I send unto you all my servants, the prophets, rising early and sending, saying: I pray you, do not this abomination that I have hated --
Study Bible
Judgment on the Jews in Egypt
3because of the evil they have done. They provoked Me to anger by continuing to burn incense and to serve other gods that neither they nor you nor your fathers ever knew. 4Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets again and again, saying: ‘Do not do this detestable thing that I hate.’ 5But they did not listen or incline their ears; they did not turn from their wickedness or stop burning incense to other gods.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 7:13
And now, because you have done all these things, declares the LORD, and because I have spoken to you time and time again but you would not listen, and I have called to you but you would not answer,

Jeremiah 7:25
From the day your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have sent you all My servants the prophets time and time again.

Jeremiah 16:18
And I will first repay them double their iniquity and their sin, because they have defiled My land with the carcasses of their detestable idols, and they have filled My inheritance with their abominations."

Jeremiah 25:4
And the LORD has sent all His servants the prophets to you again and again, but you have not listened or inclined your ear to hear.

Jeremiah 26:5
and if you do not listen to the words of My servants the prophets, whom I have sent you again and again even though you did not listen,

Jeremiah 29:19
I will do this because they have not listened to My words, declares the LORD, which I sent to them time and again with My servants the prophets. And neither have you exiles listened, declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 32:34
They have placed their abominations in the house that bears My name, and so have defiled it.

Jeremiah 32:35
They have built the high places of Baal in the Valley of Hinnom to make their sons and daughters pass through the fire to Molech--something I never commanded them, nor had it ever entered My mind, that they should commit such an abomination and cause Judah to sin.

Jeremiah 35:15
Time and time again I have sent you all My servants the prophets, proclaiming: 'Turn now, each of you from his evil way of life, and correct your actions. Do not go after other gods to serve them. Live in the land that I have given to you and your fathers.' But you have not inclined your ear or listened to Me.

Ezekiel 8:10
So I went in and looked, and engraved all around the wall was every kind of crawling creature and detestable beast, along with all the idols of the house of Israel.

Daniel 9:6
We have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings, leaders, fathers, and all the people of the land.

Zechariah 7:7
Are these not the words that the LORD proclaimed through the earlier prophets, when Jerusalem and its surrounding towns were populous and prosperous, and the Negev and the Lowland were inhabited?'"

Treasury of Scripture

However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

I sent

Jeremiah 7:13,25 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 29:19 Because they have not listened to my words, said the LORD, which …

Jeremiah 32:33 And they have turned to me the back, and not the face: though I taught …

Jeremiah 35:17 Therefore thus said the LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold…

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

Zechariah 7:7 Should you not hear the words which the LORD has cried by the former …

this

Jeremiah 16:18 And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; …

Ezekiel 8:10 So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and …

Ezekiel 16:36,47 Thus said the Lord GOD; Because your filthiness was poured out…

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will …

Revelation 17:4,5 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked …

(4) Rising early and sending them . . .--The prophet uses the same anthropomorphic language as of old (Jeremiah 7:25; Jeremiah 25:4; Jeremiah 26:5; Jeremiah 29:19). The term "abominable thing," or "abomination," though common in many of the books of the Old Testament, as in the Proverbs, where it is applied to moral enormities (e.g., Proverbs 3:32; Proverbs 6:16), is specially characteristic, as applied to idolatry, of Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 27:15; Deuteronomy 32:16), Jeremiah (here and Jeremiah 7:10; Jeremiah 8:12; Jeremiah 32:35), and Ezek. (Ezekiel 5:11, and some forty other passages).

Howbeit, I sent unto you all my servants the prophets,.... As many as he raised up, and employed in the work and service of prophesying; and these were many; and as many as they were, he sent them to them, one after another, to warn them of their sin and danger; but all to no purpose; which was a further aggravation of their wickedness: nay, though he was

rising early, and sending them; was very early in his messages to them; gave them timely warning, and let slip no opportunity of admonishing them; and this he did constantly; see Jeremiah 7:13;

saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate; all sin is abominable in itself, and hateful to God, especially idolatry; and therefore should not be done; it should be abominable to men, and hateful to them, because it is so to God; and after such a remonstrance as this, to commit it must be very aggravating and provoking. 4. (2Ch 36:15).44:1-14 God reminds the Jews of the sins that brought desolations upon Judah. It becomes us to warn men of the danger of sin with all seriousness: Oh, do not do it! If you love God, do not, for it is provoking to him; if you love your own souls, do not, for it is destructive to them. Let conscience do this for us in the hour of temptation. The Jews whom God sent into the land of the Chaldeans, were there, by the power of God's grace, weaned from idolatry; but those who went by their own perverse will into the land of the Egyptians, were there more attached than ever to their idolatries. When we thrust ourselves without cause or call into places of temptation, it is just with God to leave us to ourselves. If we walk contrary to God, he will walk contrary to us. The most awful miseries to which men are exposed, are occasioned by the neglect of offered salvation.
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