Jeremiah 16:12
New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
And you are even worse than your ancestors! You stubbornly follow your own evil desires and refuse to listen to me.

English Standard Version
and because you have done worse than your fathers, for behold, every one of you follows his stubborn, evil will, refusing to listen to me.

Berean Study Bible
And you have done more evil than your fathers. See how each of you was following the stubbornness of his evil heart, instead of obeying Me.

New American Standard Bible
You too have done evil, even more than your forefathers; for behold, you are each one walking according to the stubbornness of his own evil heart, without listening to Me.

King James Bible
And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:

Christian Standard Bible
You did more evil than your fathers. Look, each one of you was following the stubbornness of his evil heart, not obeying me.

Contemporary English Version
And you have done even worse! You are stubborn, and instead of obeying me, you do whatever evil comes to your mind.

Good News Translation
But you have done even worse than your ancestors. All of you are stubborn and evil, and you do not obey me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You did more evil than your fathers. Look, each one of you was following the stubbornness of his evil heart, not obeying Me.

International Standard Version
You have done even more evil than your ancestors, and each one of you is stubbornly following his own evil desires, refusing to listen to me.

NET Bible
And you have acted even more wickedly than your ancestors! Each one of you has followed the stubborn inclinations of your own wicked heart and not obeyed me.

New Heart English Bible
and you have done evil more than your fathers; for, look, you walk every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, so that you do not listen to me:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have done worse than your ancestors. All of you are following your own stubborn, evil ways that keep you from obeying me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, so that ye hearken not unto Me;

New American Standard 1977
‘You too have done evil, even more than your forefathers; for behold, you are each one walking according to the stubbornness of his own evil heart, without listening to Me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk each one after the imagination of his evil heart, not hearkening unto me:

King James 2000 Bible
And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk everyone after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken unto me:

American King James Version
And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not listen to me:

American Standard Version
and ye have done evil more than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, so that ye hearken not unto me:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
(and ye sinned worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the lusts of your own evil heart, so as not to hearken to me);

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you also have done worse than your fathers: for behold every one of you walketh after the perverseness of his evil heart, so as not to hearken to me.

Darby Bible Translation
and you, ye have done still worse than your fathers; and there ye are walking every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, not to hearken unto me:

English Revised Version
and ye have done evil more than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, so that ye hearken not unto me:

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not hearken to me:

World English Bible
and you have done evil more than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the stubbornness of his evil heart, so that you don't listen to me:

Young's Literal Translation
Ye also have done evil above your fathers, And lo, ye are walking each after the stubbornness of his evil heart, So as not to hearken unto Me.
Study Bible
Disaster Predicted
11Then you are to answer them: ‘It is because your fathers have forsaken Me,’ declares the LORD, ‘and followed other gods, and served and worshiped them. They abandoned Me and did not keep My instruction. 12And you have done more evil than your fathers. See how each of you was following the stubbornness of his evil heart, instead of obeying Me. 13So I will cast you out of this land into a land that neither you nor your fathers have known. There you will serve other gods day and night, for I will show you no favor.’…
Cross References
Mark 7:21
For from within the hearts of men come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,

1 Samuel 15:23
For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance is like the wickedness of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He has rejected you as king."

Ecclesiastes 9:3
This is an evil in everything that is done under the sun: There is one fate for everyone. Furthermore, the hearts of men are full of evil and madness while they are alive, and afterward they join the dead.

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

Jeremiah 7:26
Yet they would not listen to Me or incline their ear, but they stiffened their necks and did more evil than their fathers.'

Jeremiah 9:14
Instead, they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts and gone after the Baals, as their fathers taught them."

Jeremiah 13:10
These evil people, who refuse to listen to My words, who follow the stubbornness of their own hearts, and who go after other gods to serve and worship them, they will be like this loincloth--of no use at all.

Jeremiah 18:12
But they will reply, 'It is hopeless. We will follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.'"

Lamentations 5:7
Our fathers sinned and are no more, but we bear their punishment.

Ezekiel 20:30
Therefore tell the house of Israel that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Will you defile yourselves the way your fathers did, prostituting yourselves with their abominations?

Amos 2:4
This is what the LORD says: "For three transgressions of Judah, even four, I will not revoke My judgment, because they have rejected the law of the LORD and have not kept His statutes; they have been led astray by the lies in which their forefathers walked.

Malachi 3:7
Yet from the days of your fathers, you have turned away from My statutes and have not kept them. Return to Me, and I will return to you," says the LORD of Hosts. But you ask, "How can we return?"

Treasury of Scripture

And you have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, you walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart, that they may not listen to me:

worse.

Jeremiah 7:26
Yet they hearkened not unto me, nor inclined their ear, but hardened their neck: they did worse than their fathers.

Jeremiah 13:10
This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.

2 Timothy 3:13
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

imagination.

Jeremiah 7:24
But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.

Jeremiah 9:14
But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:

Jeremiah 13:10
This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.

evil.

Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Genesis 6:5
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Ecclesiastes 8:12
Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:







Lexicon
And you
וְאַתֶּ֛ם (wə·’at·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

have done
לַעֲשׂ֖וֹת (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

more evil
הֲרֵעֹתֶ֥ם (hă·rê·‘ō·ṯem)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7489: To spoil, to make, good for, nothing, bad

than your fathers.
מֵאֲבֽוֹתֵיכֶ֑ם (mê·’ă·ḇō·w·ṯê·ḵem)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

See how
וְהִנְּכֶ֣ם (wə·hin·nə·ḵem)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

each of you
אִ֚ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

was following
הֹלְכִ֗ים (hō·lə·ḵîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

the stubbornness
שְׁרִר֣וּת (šə·ri·rūṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8307: Firmness, stubbornness

of his evil
הָרָ֔ע (hā·rā‘)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

heart,
לִבּֽוֹ־ (lib·bōw-)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

instead of
לְבִלְתִּ֖י (lə·ḇil·tî)
Preposition-l
Strong's Hebrew 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

obeying
שְׁמֹ֥עַ (šə·mō·a‘)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

Me.
אֵלָֽי׃ (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to
(12) Imagination.--Better, as before, stubbornness.

Verse 12. - Imagination; rather, stubbornness (Jeremiah 3:17). 16:10-13 Here seems to be the language of those who quarrel at the word of God, and instead of humbling and condemning themselves, justify themselves, as though God did them wrong. A plain and full answer is given. They were more obstinate in sin than their fathers, walking every one after the devices of his heart. Since they will not hearken, they shall be hurried away into a far country, a land they know not. If they had God's favour, that would make even the land of their captivity pleasant.
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