Jeremiah 2:33
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New International Version
How skilled you are at pursuing love! Even the worst of women can learn from your ways.

King James Bible
Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.

Darby Bible Translation
How dost thou trim thy way to seek love! Therefore hast thou also accustomed thy ways to wickedness.

World English Bible
How well you prepare your way to seek love! Therefore you have taught even the wicked women your ways.

Young's Literal Translation
What -- dost thou make pleasing thy ways to seek love? Therefore even the wicked thou hast taught thy ways.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Why trimmest thou thy way - Ye have used a multitude of artifices to gain alliances with the neighboring idolatrous nations.

Hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways - Ye have made even these idolaters worse than they were before. Dr. Blayney translates, "Therefore have I taught calamity thy ways." A prosopopoeia: "I have instructed calamity where to find thee." Thou shalt not escape punishment.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Jeremiah 2:23,36 How can you say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see your way in the valley, know what you have done...

Jeremiah 3:1,2 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return to her again...

Isaiah 57:7-10 On a lofty and high mountain have you set your bed: even thither went you up to offer sacrifice...

Hosea 2:5-7,13 For their mother has played the harlot: she that conceived them has done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers...

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2 Chronicles 33:9 So Manasseh made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to err, and to do worse than the heathen...

Ezekiel 16:27,47,51,52 Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over you, and have diminished your ordinary food...

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Stiff-Necked Idolaters and Pliable Christians
'Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but My people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.'--JER. ii. 11. The obstinacy of the adherents of idolatry is in striking contrast with Israel's continual tendency to forsake Jehovah. It reads a scarcely less forcible lesson to many nominal and even to some real Christians. I. That contrast carries with it a disclosure of the respective origins of the two kinds of Religion. The strangeness of the contrasted conduct is
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

"He is the Rock, his Work is Perfect, for all his Ways are Judgment, a God of Truth, and Without Iniquity, Just and Right is He.
Deut. xxxii. 4, 5.--"He is the Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are judgment, a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he. They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children," &c. There are none can behold their own vileness as it is, but in the sight of God's glorious holiness. Sin is darkness, and neither sees itself, nor any thing else, therefore must his light shine to discover this darkness. If we abide within ourselves, and men like ourselves,
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

A Short and Easy Method of Prayer
CHAPTER I The Universal Call to Prayer What a dreadful delusion hath prevailed over the greater part of mankind, in supposing that they are not called to a state of prayer! whereas all are capable of prayer, and are called thereto, as all are called to and are capable of salvation. Prayer is the application of the heart to God, and the internal exercise of love. S. Paul hath enjoined us to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. v 17), and our Lord saith, "I say unto you all, watch and pray" (Mark xiii.
Madame Guyon—A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

All are Commanded to Pray --Prayer the Great Means of Salvation
CHAPTER I. ALL ARE COMMANDED TO PRAY--PRAYER THE GREAT MEANS OF SALVATION, AND POSSIBLE AT ALL TIMES BY THE MOST SIMPLE. Prayer is nothing else but the application of the heart to God, and the interior exercise of love. St Paul commands us to "pray without ceasing" (1 Thess. v. 17). Our Lord says: "Take ye heed, watch and pray." "And what I say unto you, I say unto all" (Mark xiii. 33, 37). All, then, are capable of prayer, and it is the duty of all to engage in it. But I do not think that all are
Jeanne Marie Bouvières—A Short Method Of Prayer And Spiritual Torrents

Cross References
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 2:32
Does a young woman forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number.

Jeremiah 2:34
On your clothes is found the lifeblood of the innocent poor, though you did not catch them breaking in. Yet in spite of all this

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