Jeremiah 9:14
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New International Version
Instead, they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts; they have followed the Baals, as their ancestors taught them."

New Living Translation
Instead, they have stubbornly followed their own desires and worshiped the images of Baal, as their ancestors taught them.

English Standard Version
but have stubbornly followed their own hearts and have gone after the Baals, as their fathers taught them.

New American Standard Bible
but have walked after the stubbornness of their heart and after the Baals, as their fathers taught them,"

King James Bible
But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Instead, they followed the stubbornness of their hearts and followed after the Baals as their fathers taught them."

International Standard Version
Instead, they followed their rebellious hearts and the Baals, as their ancestors taught them."

NET Bible
Instead they have followed the stubborn inclinations of their own hearts. They have paid allegiance to the gods called Baal, as their fathers taught them to do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They followed their own stubborn ways and other gods-the Baals, as their ancestors taught them."

Jubilee Bible 2000
but have walked after the imagination of their own heart and after the Baalim, which their fathers taught them,

King James 2000 Bible
But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:

American King James Version
But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:

American Standard Version
but have walked after the stubbornness of their own heart, and after the Baalim, which their fathers taught them;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they have gone after the perverseness of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them.

Darby Bible Translation
but have walked after the stubbornness of their own heart, and after the Baals, as their fathers taught them;

English Revised Version
but have walked after the stubbornness of their own heart, and after the Baalim, which their fathers taught them:

Webster's Bible Translation
But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:

World English Bible
but have walked after the stubbornness of their own heart, and after the Baals, which their fathers taught them;

Young's Literal Translation
And they walk after the stubbornness of their heart, And after the Baalim, that their fathers taught them,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

9:12-22 In Zion the voice of joy and praise used to be heard, while the people kept close to God; but sin has altered the sound, it is now the voice of lamentation. Unhumbled hearts lament their calamity, but not their sin, which is the cause of it. Let the doors be shut ever so fast, death steals upon us. It enters the palaces of princes and great men, though stately, strongly built, and guarded. Nor are those more safe that are abroad; death cuts off even the children from without, and the young men from the streets. Hearken to the word of the Lord, and mourn with godly sorrow. This alone can bring true comfort; and it can turn the heaviest afflictions into precious mercies.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 14. - Imagination; rather, stubbornness (see on Jeremiah 3:17). Baalim. The Hebrew has "the Baalim;" practically equivalent to "the idol-gods" (see on Jeremiah 2:8). Which their fathers taught them. "Which" refers to both clauses, i.e. to the obstinacy and the Baal-worship.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But have walked after the imagination of their own heart,.... What their own hearts devised, chose, and were best pleased with; See Gill on Jeremiah 7:24,

and after Baalim; the idols of the Gentiles; these they served and worshipped, and not the true God:

which their fathers taught them; which was so far from excusing them, that it was an aggravation of their sin, that they had continued in their wicked ways and idolatrous practices, from age to age, from one generation to another. This then was the cause of their calamity and destruction; they had forsaken the law of the Lord, and had broken that; they had chose their own ways, and had been guilty of idolatrous practices time out of mind; wherefore the Lord had shown much longsuffering and patience with them, and would now no longer forbear he was just and righteous in his doings.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

14. (Jer 7:24).

Baalim—plural of Baal, to express his supposed manifold powers.

fathers taught them—(Ga 1:14; 1Pe 1:18). We are not to follow the errors of the fathers, but the authority of Scripture and of God [Jerome].

Jeremiah 9:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jeremiah's Continual Tears
13The LORD said, "Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice nor walked according to it, 14but have walked after the stubbornness of their heart and after the Baals, as their fathers taught them," 15therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, "behold, I will feed them, this people, with wormwood and give them poisoned water to drink.…
Cross References
Romans 1:21
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

Galatians 1:14
I was advancing in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people and was extremely zealous for the traditions of my fathers.

1 Peter 1:18
For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors,

Jeremiah 2:8
The priests did not ask, 'Where is the LORD?' Those who deal with the law did not know me; the leaders rebelled against me. The prophets prophesied by Baal, following worthless idols.

Jeremiah 2:23
"How can you say, 'I am not defiled; I have not run after the Baals'? See how you behaved in the valley; consider what you have done. You are a swift she-camel running here and there,

Jeremiah 7:24
But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward.

Jeremiah 11:8
But they did not listen or pay attention; instead, they followed the stubbornness of their evil hearts. So I brought on them all the curses of the covenant I had commanded them to follow but that they did not keep.'"

Jeremiah 13:10
These wicked people, who refuse to listen to my words, who follow the stubbornness of their hearts and go after other gods to serve and worship them, will be like this belt--completely useless!

Jeremiah 16:12
But you have behaved more wickedly than your ancestors. See how all of you are following the stubbornness of your evil hearts instead of obeying me.

Jeremiah 23:27
They think the dreams they tell one another will make my people forget my name, just as their ancestors forgot my name through Baal worship.

Amos 2:4
This is what the LORD says: "For three sins of Judah, even for four, I will not relent. Because they have rejected the law of the LORD and have not kept his decrees, because they have been led astray by false gods, the gods their ancestors followed,
Treasury of Scripture

But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:

walked.

Jeremiah 3:17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and …

Jeremiah 7:24 But they listened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the …

Genesis 6:5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth…

Romans 1:21-24 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, …

Ephesians 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the …

Ephesians 4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

imagination. or stubbornness. which.

Jeremiah 44:17 But we will certainly do whatever thing goes forth out of our own …

Zechariah 1:4,5 Be you not as your fathers, to whom the former prophets have cried, …

Galatians 1:14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in my own …

1 Peter 1:18 For as much as you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible …

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