Jeremiah 8:4
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New International Version
"Say to them, 'This is what the LORD says: "'When people fall down, do they not get up? When someone turns away, do they not return?

New Living Translation
"Jeremiah, say to the people, 'This is what the LORD says: "'When people fall down, don't they get up again? When they discover they're on the wrong road, don't they turn back?

English Standard Version
“You shall say to them, Thus says the LORD: When men fall, do they not rise again? If one turns away, does he not return?

New American Standard Bible
"You shall say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, "Do men fall and not get up again? Does one turn away and not repent?

King James Bible
Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"You are to say to them: This is what the LORD says: Do people fall and not get up again? If they turn away, do they not return?

International Standard Version
"You are to say to them, 'This is what the LORD says: "Will a person fall down and then not get up? Will someone turn away and then not turn back again?

NET Bible
The LORD said to me, "Tell them, 'The LORD says, Do people not get back up when they fall down? Do they not turn around when they go the wrong way?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Say to them, 'This is what the LORD says: When someone falls, he gets back up. When someone turns away from me, he returns.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Moreover thou shalt say unto them: Thus saith the LORD: Do men fall, and not rise up again? Doth one turn away, and not return?

New American Standard 1977
“And you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD,
            “Do men fall and not get up again?
            Does one turn away and not repent?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus hath the LORD said: The one who falls, does he never arise? he who turns away, does he never return?

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover you shall say unto them, Thus says the LORD; Shall they fall, and not rise? shall he turn away, and not return?

American King James Version
Moreover you shall say to them, Thus said the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

American Standard Version
Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah: Shall men fall, and not rise up again? Shall one turn away, and not return?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord: Shall not he that falleth, rise again? and he that is turned away, shall he not turn again?

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah: Do [men] fall, and not rise up? Doth one turn away, and not return?

English Revised Version
Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD: shall men fall, and not rise up again? shall one turn away, and not return?

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover, thou shalt say to them, Thus saith the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

World English Bible
Moreover you shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh: Shall men fall, and not rise up again? Shall one turn away, and not return?

Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast said unto them: Thus said Jehovah, Do they fall, and not rise? Doth he turn back, and not return?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
8:4-13 What brought this ruin? 1. The people would not attend to reason; they would not act in the affairs of their souls with common prudence. Sin is backsliding; it is going back from the way that leads to life, to that which leads to destruction. 2. They would not attend to the warning of conscience. They did not take the first step towards repentance: true repentance begins in serious inquiry as to what we have done, from conviction that we have done amiss. 3. They would not attend to the ways of providence, nor understand the voice of God in them, ver. 7. They know not how to improve the seasons of grace, which God affords. Many boast of their religious knowledge, yet, unless taught by the Spirit of God, the instinct of brutes is a more sure guide than their supposed wisdom. 4. They would not attend to the written word. Many enjoy abundance of the means of grace, have Bibles and ministers, but they have them in vain. They will soon be ashamed of their devices. The pretenders to wisdom were the priests and the false prophets. They flattered people in sin, and so flattered them into destruction, silencing their fears and complaints with, All is well. Selfish teachers may promise peace when there is no peace; and thus men encourage each other in committing evil; but in the day of visitation they will have no refuge to flee unto.
Study Bible
Judah's Sin and Punishment
3"And death will be chosen rather than life by all the remnant that remains of this evil family, that remains in all the places to which I have driven them," declares the LORD of hosts. 4"You shall say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, "Do men fall and not get up again? Does one turn away and not repent? 5"Why then has this people, Jerusalem, Turned away in continual apostasy? They hold fast to deceit, They refuse to return.…
Cross References
Proverbs 24:16
For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.

Amos 5:2
She has fallen, she will not rise again-- The virgin Israel. She lies neglected on her land; There is none to raise her up.

Micah 7:8
Do not rejoice over me, O my enemy. Though I fall I will rise; Though I dwell in darkness, the LORD is a light for me.
Treasury of Scripture

Moreover you shall say to them, Thus said the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

Moreover. Blayney justly observes, that the change of speakers here requires to be carefully attended to. The prophet first, in the name of God, reproves the people, and threatens them with grievous calamities. Then, apostrophising his countrymen, he advises them to retire with him to some fortified city. God then threatens to bring foes against them, that are irresistible. The prophet next commiserates the daughter of his people, who is heard bewailing her forlorn case; whilst the voice of God breaks in upon her complaints, and shows that all this ruin is brought upon her by her infidelities. The prophet regrets that her wounds had not been healed, and laments over her slain.

shall they.

Proverbs 24:16 For a just man falls seven times, and rises up again: but the wicked …

Hosea 14:1 O Israel, return to the LORD your God; for you have fallen by your iniquity.

Amos 5:2 The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken …

Micah 7:8 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when …

turn.

Jeremiah 3:1,22 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become …

Jeremiah 4:1 If you will return, O Israel, said the LORD, return to me: and if …

Jeremiah 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: …

Jeremiah 36:3 It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I …

1 Kings 8:38 What prayer and supplication soever be made by any man, or by all …

Isaiah 44:22 I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and, as …

Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: …

Ezekiel 18:23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? said the Lord …

Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the LORD: for he has torn, and he will …

Hosea 7:10 And the pride of Israel testifies to his face: and they do not return …

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