Jeremiah 12:2
New International Version
You have planted them, and they have taken root; they grow and bear fruit. You are always on their lips but far from their hearts.

New Living Translation
You have planted them, and they have taken root and prospered. Your name is on their lips, but you are far from their hearts.

English Standard Version
You plant them, and they take root; they grow and produce fruit; you are near in their mouth and far from their heart.

Berean Study Bible
You planted them, and they have taken root. They have grown and produced fruit. You are ever on their lips, but far from their conscience.

New American Standard Bible
You have planted them, they have also taken root; They grow, they have even produced fruit. You are near to their lips But far from their mind.

King James Bible
Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

Christian Standard Bible
You planted them, and they have taken root. They have grown and produced fruit. You are ever on their lips, but far from their conscience.

Contemporary English Version
You plant them like trees; you let them prosper and produce fruit. Yet even when they praise you, they don't mean it.

Good News Translation
You plant them, and they take root; they grow and bear fruit. They always speak well of you, yet they do not really care about you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You planted them, and they have taken root. They have grown and produced fruit. You are ever on their lips, but far from their conscience.

International Standard Version
You plant them and they take root, they grow and bear fruit. "You are near to us," they say with their mouths, but the truth is that you're far from their hearts.

NET Bible
You plant them like trees and they put down their roots. They grow prosperous and are very fruitful. They always talk about you, but they really care nothing about you.

New Heart English Bible
You have planted them, yes, they have taken root; they grow, yes, they bring forth fruit: you are near in their mouth, and far from their heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You plant them, and they take root. They grow, and they produce fruit. They speak well of you with their lips, but their hearts are far from you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root; They grow, yea, they bring forth fruit; Thou art near in their mouth, And far from their reins.

New American Standard 1977
Thou hast planted them, they have also taken root; They grow, they have even produced fruit. Thou art near to their lips But far from their mind.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thou hast planted them, and they have taken root: they grow, and they bring forth fruit; thou art near in their mouth and far from their kidneys.

King James 2000 Bible
You have planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: you are near in their mouth, and far from their heart.

American King James Version
You have planted them, yes, they have taken root: they grow, yes, they bring forth fruit: you are near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

American Standard Version
Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root; they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their heart.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thou hast planted them, and they have taken root; they have begotten children, and become fruitful; thou art near to their mouth, and far from their reins.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast planted them, and they have taken root: they prosper and bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

Darby Bible Translation
Thou hast planted them, they also have taken root: they advance, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, but far from their reins.

English Revised Version
Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root; they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thou hast planted them, yes, they have taken root: they grow, yes, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

World English Bible
You have planted them, yes, they have taken root; they grow, yes, they bring forth fruit: you are near in their mouth, and far from their heart.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root, They go on, yea, they have made fruit, Near art Thou in their mouth, And far off from their reins.
Study Bible
The Prosperity of the Wicked
1Righteous are You, O LORD, when I plead before You. Yet I wish to contend with You: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease? 2You planted them, and they have taken root. They have grown and produced fruit. You are ever on their lips, but far from their conscience. 3But You know me, O LORD; You see me and test my heart toward You. Drag away the wicked like sheep to the slaughter and set them apart for the day of carnage.…
Cross References
Titus 1:16
They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their actions. They are detestable, disobedient, and unfit for any good deed.

Job 5:3
I have seen a fool taking root, but suddenly his house was cursed.

Psalm 37:35
I have seen a wicked, ruthless man flourishing like a well-rooted native tree,

Isaiah 29:13
Therefore the Lord said: "These people draw near to Me with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but their hearts are far from Me. Their worship of Me is but rules taught by men.

Jeremiah 3:10
Yet in spite of all this, her unfaithful sister Judah did not return to Me with all her heart, but only in pretense," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 11:17
The LORD of Hosts who planted you has decreed disaster upon you, because of the evil that the house of Israel and the house of Judah have brought upon themselves, provoking Me to anger by burning incense to Baal."

Jeremiah 45:4
Thus Jeremiah was to say to Baruch: "This is what the LORD says: I will demolish what I have built and uproot what I have planted, throughout the land!

Ezekiel 17:5
He took some of the seed of the land and planted it in fertile soil; he placed it by abundant waters; he set it out like a willow.

Ezekiel 33:31
So My people come to you as usual, sit before you, and hear your words; but they do not put them into practice. Although they express love with their mouths, their hearts pursue dishonest gain.

Habakkuk 1:13
Your eyes are too pure to look on evil, and You cannot tolerate wrongdoing. So why do You tolerate the faithless? Why are You silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?

Treasury of Scripture

You have planted them, yes, they have taken root: they grow, yes, they bring forth fruit: you are near in their mouth, and far from their reins.

hast.

Jeremiah 11:17
For the LORD of hosts, that planted thee, hath pronounced evil against thee, for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done against themselves to provoke me to anger in offering incense unto Baal.

Jeremiah 45:4
Thus shalt thou say unto him, The LORD saith thus; Behold, that which I have built will I break down, and that which I have planted I will pluck up, even this whole land.

Ezekiel 17:5-10
He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree…

grown.

Isaiah 19:13
The princes of Zoan are become fools, the princes of Noph are deceived; they have also seduced Egypt, even they that are the stay of the tribes thereof.

Ezekiel 33:31
And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.

Matthew 15:8
This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.







Lexicon
You planted them,
נְטַעְתָּם֙ (nə·ṭa‘·tām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5193: To strike in, fix, to plant

and
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

they have taken root.
שֹׁרָ֔שׁוּ (šō·rā·šū)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8327: To root, strike into the soil, to pluck from it

They have grown
יֵלְכ֖וּ (yê·lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

and
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

produced
עָ֣שׂוּ (‘ā·śū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

fruit.
פֶ֑רִי (p̄e·rî)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6529: Fruit

You
אַתָּה֙ (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

are ever on their lips,
בְּפִיהֶ֔ם (bə·p̄î·hem)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

but far
וְרָח֖וֹק (wə·rā·ḥō·wq)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7350: Remote, of place, time, precious

from their conscience.
מִכִּלְיוֹתֵיהֶֽם׃ (mik·kil·yō·w·ṯê·hem)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3629: A kidney, the mind
(2) Thou hast planted them.--The words express, of course, the questioning distrust of the prophet. The wicked flourish, so that one would think God had indeed planted them. Yet all the while they were mocking Him with hypocritical worship (here we have an echo of Isaiah 29:13), uttering His name with their lips while He was far from that innermost being which the Hebrew symbolised by the "reins."

Verse 2. - Far from their reins; i.e. from their heart (the seat of strong impulses and desires); comp. Psalm 16:7; Psalm 26:2. 12:1-6 When we are most in the dark concerning God's dispensations, we must keep up right thoughts of God, believing that he never did the least wrong to any of his creatures. When we find it hard to understand any of his dealings with us, or others, we must look to general truths as our first principles, and abide by them: the Lord is righteous. The God with whom we have to do, knows how our hearts are toward him. He knows both the guile of the hypocrite and the sincerity of the upright. Divine judgments would pull the wicked out of their pasture as sheep for the slaughter. This fruitful land was turned into barrenness for the wickedness of those that dwelt therein. The Lord reproved the prophet. The opposition of the men of Anathoth was not so formidable as what he must expect from the rulers of Judah. Our grief that there should be so much evil is often mixed with peevishness on account of the trials it occasions us. And in this our favoured day, and under our trifling difficulties, let us consider how we should behave, if called to sufferings like those of saints in former ages.
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