Jeremiah 6:10
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New International Version
To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear. The word of the LORD is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it.

New Living Translation
To whom can I give warning? Who will listen when I speak? Their ears are closed, and they cannot hear. They scorn the word of the LORD. They don't want to listen at all.

English Standard Version
To whom shall I speak and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ears are uncircumcised, they cannot listen; behold, the word of the LORD is to them an object of scorn; they take no pleasure in it.

New American Standard Bible
To whom shall I speak and give warning That they may hear? Behold, their ears are closed And they cannot listen. Behold, the word of the LORD has become a reproach to them; They have no delight in it.

King James Bible
To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who can I speak to and give such a warning that they will listen? Look, their ear is uncircumcised, so they cannot pay attention. See, the word of the LORD has become contemptible to them-- they find no pleasure in it.

International Standard Version
To whom will I speak and give a warning so they'll listen? Look, their ears are closed, and they cannot hear. Look, this message from the LORD is contemptible to them; they don't delight in it.

NET Bible
I answered, "Who would listen if I spoke to them and warned them? Their ears are so closed that they cannot hear! Indeed, what the LORD says is offensive to them. They do not like it at all.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whom can I speak to? Whom can I give a warning to? Who will listen? Their ears are plugged, and they aren't able to pay attention. When the LORD speaks his word to them, they show contempt for it and object to it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
To whom shall I speak and give warning, That they may hear? Behold, their ear is dull, And they cannot attend; Behold, the word of the LORD is become unto them a reproach, They have no delight in it.

New American Standard 1977
To whom shall I speak and give warning,
            That they may hear?
            Behold, their ears are closed,
            And they cannot listen.
            Behold, the word of the LORD has become a reproach to them;
            They have no delight in it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
To whom shall I speak, and give warning that they may hear? behold, their ears are uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken, behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

King James 2000 Bible
To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

American King James Version
To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot listen: behold, the word of the LORD is to them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

American Standard Version
To whom shall I speak and testify, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of Jehovah is become unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom shall I speak? and to whom shall I testify, that he may hear? behold, their ears are uncircumcised, and they cannot hear: behold the word of the Lord is become unto them a reproach: and and they will not receive it.

Darby Bible Translation
To whom shall I speak and testify, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of Jehovah is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

English Revised Version
To whom shall I speak and testify, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is become unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

Webster's Bible Translation
To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is to them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

World English Bible
To whom shall I speak and testify, that they may hear? Behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they can't listen. Behold, the word of Yahweh has become a reproach to them. They have no delight in it.

Young's Literal Translation
To whom do I speak, and testify, and they hear? Lo, their ear is uncircumcised, And they are not able to attend. Lo, a word of Jehovah hath been to them for a reproach, They delight not in it.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:9-17 When the Lord arises to take vengeance, no sinners of any age or rank, or of either sex escape. They were set upon the world, and wholly carried away by the love of it. If we judge of this sin by God's word, we find multitudes in every station and rank given up to it. Those are to be reckoned our worst and most dangerous enemies, who flatter us in a sinful way. Oh that men would be wise for their souls! Ask for the old paths; the way of godliness and righteousness has always been the way God has owned and blessed. Ask for the old paths set forth by the written word of God. When you have found the good way, go on in it, you will find abundant recompence at your journey's end. But if men will not obey the voice of God and flee to his appointed Refuge, it will plainly appear at the day of judgment, that they are ruined because they reject God's word.
Study Bible
Israel's Rebellion and God's Wrath
9Thus says the LORD of hosts, "They will thoroughly glean as the vine the remnant of Israel; Pass your hand again like a grape gatherer Over the branches." 10To whom shall I speak and give warning That they may hear? Behold, their ears are closed And they cannot listen. Behold, the word of the LORD has become a reproach to them; They have no delight in it. 11But I am full of the wrath of the LORD; I am weary with holding it in. "Pour it out on the children in the street And on the gathering of young men together; For both husband and wife shall be taken, The aged and the very old.…
Cross References
Acts 7:51
You stiff-necked people with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit, just as your fathers did.

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.

Jeremiah 7:26
"Yet they did not listen to Me or incline their ear, but stiffened their neck; they did more evil than their fathers.

Jeremiah 9:26
Egypt and Judah, and Edom and the sons of Ammon, and Moab and all those inhabiting the desert who clip the hair on their temples; for all the nations are uncircumcised, and all the house of Israel are uncircumcised of heart."

Jeremiah 20:8
For each time I speak, I cry aloud; I proclaim violence and destruction, Because for me the word of the LORD has resulted In reproach and derision all day long.
Treasury of Scripture

To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot listen: behold, the word of the LORD is to them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

To whom.

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

Isaiah 28:9-13 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand …

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

give.

Ezekiel 3:18-21 When I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; and you give him …

Ezekiel 33:3,9 If when he sees the sword come on the land, he blow the trumpet, …

Matthew 3:7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, …

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all …

Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved …

their ear.

Jeremiah 4:4 Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the foreskins of …

Jeremiah 7:26 Yet they listened not to me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened …

Exodus 6:12 And Moses spoke before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of …

Deuteronomy 29:4 Yet the LORD has not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to …

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

Isaiah 42:23-25 Who among you will give ear to this? who will listen and hear for …

Acts 7:51 You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you do always …

the word.

Jeremiah 20:8,9 For since I spoke, I cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because …

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

Amos 7:10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying…

Luke 11:45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said to him, Master, thus saying …

Luke 20:19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay …

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hates, because I testify of …

John 9:40 And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, …

2 Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; …

delight.

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does he …

Psalm 40:8 I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.

Psalm 119:16,24,35,70,77,174 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word…

Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

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