Deuteronomy 32:28
New International Version
They are a nation without sense, there is no discernment in them.

New Living Translation
“But Israel is a senseless nation; the people are foolish, without understanding.

English Standard Version
“For they are a nation void of counsel, and there is no understanding in them.

Berean Study Bible
Israel is a nation devoid of counsel, with no understanding among them.

New American Standard Bible
"For they are a nation lacking in counsel, And there is no understanding in them.

King James Bible
For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.

Christian Standard Bible
Israel is a nation lacking sense with no understanding at all.

Contemporary English Version
People of Israel, that's what the LORD has said to you. But you don't have good sense, and you never listen to advice.

Good News Translation
"Israel is a nation without sense; they have no wisdom at all.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Israel is a nation lacking sense with no understanding at all.

International Standard Version
They are a nation devoid of purpose and without insight.

NET Bible
They are a nation devoid of wisdom, and there is no understanding among them.

New Heart English Bible
For they are a nation void of counsel. There is no understanding in them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
My people have lost their good sense. They are not able to understand.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For they are a nation void of counsel, And there is no understanding in them.

New American Standard 1977
“For they are a nation lacking in counsel, And there is no understanding in them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For they are a Gentile void of counsel, neither is there any intelligence in them.

King James 2000 Bible
For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.

American King James Version
For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.

American Standard Version
For they are a nation void of counsel, And there is no understanding in them.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
It is a nation that has lost counsel, neither is there understanding in them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are a nation without counsel, and without wisdom.

Darby Bible Translation
For they are a nation void of counsel, And understanding is not in them.

English Revised Version
For they are a nation void of counsel, And there is no understanding in them.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.

World English Bible
For they are a nation void of counsel. There is no understanding in them.

Young's Literal Translation
For a nation lost to counsels are they, And there is no understanding in them.
Study Bible
The Song of Moses
27if I had not dreaded the taunt of the enemy, lest their adversaries misunderstand and say: ‘Our own hand has prevailed; it was not the LORD who did all this.’ 28Israel is a nation devoid of counsel with no understanding among them. 29If only they were wise, they would understand it; they would comprehend their fate.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:6
Is this how you repay the LORD, O foolish and senseless people? Is He not your Father and Creator? Has He not made you and established you?

Isaiah 27:11
When its limbs are dry, they will be broken off. Women will come and use them for kindling, for they are a people without understanding. Therefore their Maker will have no compassion on them, and their Creator will show them no grace.

Treasury of Scripture

For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.

Deuteronomy 32:6
Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 81:12
So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.







Lexicon
Israel
הֵ֑מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

is a nation
ג֛וֹי (ḡō·w)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

devoid
אֹבַ֥ד (’ō·ḇaḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6: To wander away, lose oneself, to perish

of counsel
עֵצ֖וֹת (‘ê·ṣō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6098: Advice, plan, prudence

with no
וְאֵ֥ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

understanding
תְּבוּנָֽה׃ (tə·ḇū·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8394: Intelligence, an argument, caprice

among them.
בָּהֶ֖ם (bā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
(28) Void of counsel.--Literally, perishing in counsels, or, perhaps, spoiling the plans of Jehovah. Yet they said, "Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet" (Jeremiah 18:18).

32:26-38 The idolatry and rebellions of Israel deserved, and the justice of God seemed to demand, that they should be rooted out. But He spared Israel, and continues them still to be living witnesses of the truth of the Bible, and to silence unbelievers. They are preserved for wise and holy purposes and the prophecies give us some idea what those purposes are. The Lord will never disgrace the throne of his glory. It is great wisdom, and will help much to the return of sinners to God, seriously to consider their latter end, or the future state. It is here meant particularly of what God foretold by Moses, about this people in the latter days; but it may be applied generally. Oh that men would consider the happiness they will lose, and the misery they will certainly plunge into, if they go on in their trespasses! What will be in the end thereof? Jer 5:31. For the Lord will in due time bring down the enemies of the church, in displeasure against their wickedness. When sinners deem themselves most secure, they suddenly fall into destruction. And God's time to appear for the deliverance of his people, is when things are at the worst with them. But those who trust to any rock but God, will find it fail them when they most need it. The rejection of the Messiah by the Jewish nation, is the continuance of their ancient idolatry, apostacy, and rebellion. They shall be brought to humble themselves before the Lord, to repent of their sins, and to trust in their long-rejected Mediator for salvation. Then he will deliver them, and make their prosperity great.
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