Jeremiah 2:30
Good News Translation
I punished you, but it did no good; you would not let me correct you. Like a raging lion, you have murdered your prophets.

Contemporary English Version
I tried punishing you, but you refused to come back to me, and like fierce lions you killed my prophets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In vain have I struck your children, they have not received correction: your sword hath devoured your prophets, your generation is like a ravaging lion.

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In vain have I struck your children, they have not received correction: your sword hath devoured your prophets, your generation is like a ravaging lion.

in vain

Jeremiah 5:2 And though they say: The Lord liveth; this also they will swear falsely.

Jeremiah 6:29,30 The bellows have failed, the lead is consumed in the fire, the founder hath melted in vain: for their wicked deeds are not consumed. . . .

Jeremiah 7:28 And thou shalt say to them: This is a nation which hath not hearkened to the voice of the Lord their God, nor received instruction: faith is lost, and is taken away out of their mouth.

Jeremiah 31:18 Hearing I heard Ephraim when he went into captivity: thou hast chastised me, and I was instructed, as a young bullock unaccustomed to the yoke. Convert me, and I shall be converted, for thou art the Lord my God.

2 Chronicles 28:22 Moreover also in the time of his distress he increased contempt against the Lord: king Achaz himself by himself,

Isaiah 1:5 For what shall I strike you any more, you that increase transgression? the whole head is sick, and the whole heart is sad.

Isaiah 9:13 And the people are not returned to him who hath struck them, and have not sought after the Lord of hosts.

Ezekiel 24:13 Thy uncleanness is execrable: because I desired to cleanse thee, and thou art not cleansed from thy filthiness: neither shalt thou be cleansed, before I cause my indignation to rest in thee.

Zephaniah 3:2 She hath not hearkened to the voice, neither hath she received discipline: she hath not trusted in the Lord, she drew not near to her God.

Revelation 9:20,21 And the rest of the men, who were not slain by these plagues, did not do penance from the works of their hands, that they should not adore devils and idols of gold and silver and brass and stone and wood, which neither can see nor hear nor walk: . . .

Revelation 16:9 And men were scorched with great heat: and they blasphemed the name of God, who hath power over these plagues. Neither did they penance to give him glory.

your own sword

Jeremiah 26:20-24 There was also a man that prophesied in the name of the Lord, Urias the son of Semei of Cariathiarim: and he prophesied against this city, and against this land, according to all the words of Jeremiah. . . .

1 Kings 19:10,14 And he answered: With zeal have I been zealous for the Lord God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant: they have thrown down thy altars, they have slain thy prophets with the sword, and I alone am left, and they seek my life to take it away. . . .

2 Chronicles 24:21 And they gathered themselves together against him, and stoned him at the king's commandment in the court of the house of the Lord.

2 Chronicles 36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused the prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people, and there was no remedy.

Nehemiah 9:26 But they provoked thee to wrath, and departed from thee, and threw thy law behind their backs: and they killed thy prophets, who admonished them earnestly to return to thee: and they were guilty of great blasphemies.

Matthew 21:35,36 And the husbandmen laying hands on his servants, beat one and killed another and stoned another. . . .

Matthew 23:29,34-37 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, that build the sepulchres of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the just, . . .

Mark 12:2-8 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant to receive of the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. . . .

Luke 11:47-51 Woe to you who build the monuments of the prophets: and your fathers killed them. . . .

Luke 13:33,34 Nevertheless, I must walk to-day and to-morrow and the day following, because it cannot be that a prophet perish, out of Jerusalem. . . .

Acts 7:52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One: of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers.

1 Thessalonians 2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men;

Context
Israel's Unfaithfulness
29Why will you contend with me in judgment? you have all forsaken me, saith the Lord. 30In vain have I struck your children, they have not received correction: your sword hath devoured your prophets, your generation is like a ravaging lion.31See ye the word of the Lord: Am I become a wilderness to Israel, or a lateward springing land? why then have my people said: We are revolted, we will come to thee no more?…
Cross References
Acts 7:52
Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? And they have slain them who foretold of the coming of the Just One: of whom you have been now the betrayers and murderers.

1 Thessalonians 2:15
Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have persecuted us, and please not God, and are adversaries to all men;

Nehemiah 9:26
But they provoked thee to wrath, and departed from thee, and threw thy law behind their backs: and they killed thy prophets, who admonished them earnestly to return to thee: and they were guilty of great blasphemies.

Isaiah 1:5
For what shall I strike you any more, you that increase transgression? the whole head is sick, and the whole heart is sad.

Isaiah 59:3
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity: your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue uttereth iniquity.

Jeremiah 5:3
O Lord, thy eyes are upon truth: thou hast struck them, and they have not grieved: thou hast bruised them, and they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than the rock, and they have refused to return.

Jeremiah 7:28
And thou shalt say to them: This is a nation which hath not hearkened to the voice of the Lord their God, nor received instruction: faith is lost, and is taken away out of their mouth.

Jeremiah 26:20
There was also a man that prophesied in the name of the Lord, Urias the son of Semei of Cariathiarim: and he prophesied against this city, and against this land, according to all the words of Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 26:23
And they brought Urias out of Egypt: and brought him to king Joakim, and he slew him with the sword: and he cast his dead body into the graves of the common people.

Jeremiah 46:14
Declare ye to Egypt, and publish it in Magdal, and let it be known in Memphis, and in Taphnis: say ye: Stand up, and prepare thyself: for the sword shall devour all round about thee.

Lamentations 4:13
Mem. For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her.

Ezekiel 22:24
Son of man, say to her: Thou art a land that is unclean, and not rained upon in the day of wrath.

Daniel 9:13
As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: and we entreated not thy face, O Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and think on thy truth.

Zephaniah 3:2
She hath not hearkened to the voice, neither hath she received discipline: she hath not trusted in the Lord, she drew not near to her God.

Additional Translations
“I have struck your sons in vain; they accepted no discipline. Your own sword has devoured your prophets like a voracious lion.In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

In vain have I smitten your children; ye have not received correction: a sword has devoured your prophets as a destroying lion; yet ye feared not.

In vain have I smitten your children: they received no correction. Your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

In vain have I smitten your children; they have received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

"I have struck your children in vain. They received no correction. Your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

In vain I have smitten your sons, Instruction they have not accepted, Devoured hath your sword your prophets, As a destroying lion.
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