Jeremiah 6:16
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New International Version
This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, 'We will not walk in it.'

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD says: "Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, 'No, that's not the road we want!'

English Standard Version
Thus says the LORD: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

New American Standard Bible
Thus says the LORD, "Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'

King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the LORD says: Stand by the roadways and look. Ask about the ancient paths: Which is the way to what is good? Then take it and find rest for yourselves. But they protested, "We won't!"

International Standard Version
This is what the LORD says: "Stand beside the roads and watch. Ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is. Walk in it and find rest for yourselves. But they said, 'We won't walk in it!'

NET Bible
The LORD said to his people: "You are standing at the crossroads. So consider your path. Ask where the old, reliable paths are. Ask where the path is that leads to blessing and follow it. If you do, you will find rest for your souls." But they said, "We will not follow it!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD says: Stand at the crossroads and look. Ask which paths are the old, reliable paths. Ask which way leads to blessings. Live that way, and find a resting place for yourselves. But you said that you wouldn't live that way.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the LORD: Stand ye in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, Where is the good way, and walk therein, And ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said: 'We will not walk therein.'

New American Standard 1977
Thus says the LORD,
            “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths,
            Where the good way is, and walk in it;
            And you shall find rest for your souls.
            But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus hath the LORD said, Stand ye in the ways and see and ask for the old paths, where the good way is and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus says the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it, and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in it.

American King James Version
Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

American Standard Version
Thus saith Jehovah, Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way; and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls: but they said, We will not walk therein .

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord: Stand ye on the ways, and see and ask for the old paths which is the good way, and walk ye in it: and you shall find refreshment for your souls. And they said: we will not walk.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah: Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the ancient paths, which is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk [therein].

English Revised Version
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls: but they said, We will not walk therein.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk in it, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk in it.

World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh, "Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, 'Where is the good way?' and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.'

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah: Stand ye by the ways and see, and ask for paths of old, Where is this -- the good way? and go ye in it, And find rest for yourselves. And they say, 'We do not go.'
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
15"Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done? They were not even ashamed at all; They did not even know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time that I punish them, They shall be cast down," says the LORD. 16Thus says the LORD, "Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, 'We will not walk in it.' 17"And I set watchmen over you, saying, 'Listen to the sound of the trumpet!' But they said, 'We will not listen.'…
Cross References
Matthew 11:29
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Luke 16:29
But Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the prophets; let your brothers listen to them.'

1 Kings 8:36
then hear in heaven and forgive the sin of Your servants and of Your people Israel, indeed, teach them the good way in which they should walk. And send rain on Your land, which You have given Your people for an inheritance.

Psalm 116:7
Return to your rest, O my soul, For the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.

Isaiah 8:20
To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.

Isaiah 28:12
He who said to them, "Here is rest, give rest to the weary," And, "Here is repose," but they would not listen.

Jeremiah 12:16
"Then if they will really learn the ways of My people, to swear by My name, 'As the LORD lives,' even as they taught My people to swear by Baal, they will be built up in the midst of My people.

Jeremiah 18:15
'For My people have forgotten Me, They burn incense to worthless gods And they have stumbled from their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in bypaths, Not on a highway,

Jeremiah 31:21
"Set up for yourself roadmarks, Place for yourself guideposts; Direct your mind to the highway, The way by which you went. Return, O virgin of Israel, Return to these your cities.

Jeremiah 42:3
that the LORD your God may tell us the way in which we should walk and the thing that we should do."
Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and you shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Stand.

Jeremiah 18:15 Because my people has forgotten me, they have burned incense to vanity…

Deuteronomy 32:7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: …

Songs 1:7,8 Tell me, O you whom my soul loves, where you feed, where you make …

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this …

Malachi 4:4 Remember you the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded to him …

Luke 16:29 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: …

John 5:46,47 For had you believed Moses, you would have believed me; for he wrote of me…

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received …

Romans 4:1-6,12 What shall we say then that Abraham our father, as pertaining to …

Hebrews 6:12 That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith …

Hebrews 11:2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.

Hebrews 12:1 Why seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, …

and walk.

Jeremiah 7:23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will …

Isaiah 2:5 O house of Jacob, come you, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.

Isaiah 30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, This is the way, …

John 12:35 Then Jesus said to them, Yet a little while is the light with you. …

John 13:17 If you know these things, happy are you if you do them.

Colossians 2:6 As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk you in him:

ye shall.

Isaiah 28:12 To whom he said, This is the rest with which you may cause the weary …

Matthew 11:28,29 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest…

We will.

Jeremiah 2:25 Withhold your foot from being unshod, and your throat from thirst: …

Jeremiah 18:12 And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, …

Jeremiah 22:21 I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, I will not hear. …

Jeremiah 44:16 As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, …

Matthew 21:28-32 But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the …

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