Jeremiah 17:5
New International Version
This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD.

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD says: "Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the LORD.

English Standard Version
Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind, who makes the flesh his strength and turns his heart from the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
Thus says the LORD, "Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD.

King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
This is what the LORD says: Cursed is the person who trusts in mankind. He makes human flesh his strength, and his heart turns from the LORD.

Contemporary English Version
I, the LORD, have put a curse on those who turn from me and trust in human strength.

Good News Translation
The LORD says, "I will condemn those who turn away from me and put their trust in human beings, in the strength of mortals.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the LORD says: The man who trusts in mankind, who makes human flesh his strength and turns his heart from the LORD is cursed.

International Standard Version
This is what the LORD says: "Cursed is the person who trusts in mankind, who makes flesh his strength, and whose heart turns away from the LORD.

NET Bible
The LORD says, "I will put a curse on people who trust in mere human beings, who depend on mere flesh and blood for their strength, and whose hearts have turned away from the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"This is what the LORD says: Cursed is the person who trusts humans, who makes flesh and blood his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the LORD: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, And maketh flesh his arm, And whose heart departeth from the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
Thus says the LORD, “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind And makes flesh his strength, And whose heart turns away from the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus hath the LORD said; Cursed be the man that trusts in man and makes flesh his arm and whose heart departs from the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
Thus says the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD.

American King James Version
Thus said the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD.

American Standard Version
Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord: Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith Jehovah: Cursed is the man that confideth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from Jehovah.

English Revised Version
Thus saith the LORD: Cursed is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh: Cursed is the man who trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah: Cursed is the man who doth trust in man, And hath made flesh his arm, And from Jehovah whose heart turneth.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Sin and Punishment of Judah
4And you yourself will relinquish the inheritance that I gave you. I will enslave you to your enemies in a land you do not know, for you have kindled My anger; it will burn forever. 5This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the man who trusts in mankind, who makes the flesh his strength and turns his heart from the LORD. 6He will be like a shrub in the desert; he will not see when prosperity comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 16:12
In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa became diseased in his feet, and it became increasingly severe. Yet even in his illness he did not seek the LORD, but only the physicians.

2 Chronicles 32:8
With him is only an arm of flesh, but with us is the LORD our God to help us and to fight our battles." So the people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

Psalm 118:8
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.

Psalm 146:3
Put not your trust in princes, in mortal man, who cannot save.

Isaiah 2:22
Put no more trust in man, who has only the breath in his nostrils. Of what account is he?

Isaiah 20:5
Those who made Cush their hope and Egypt their boast will be dismayed and ashamed.

Isaiah 30:1
Woe to the rebellious children, declares the LORD, to those who carry out a plan, but not Mine, who form an alliance, but against My will, heaping up sin upon sin.

Isaiah 31:3
But the Egyptians are men, not God; their horses are flesh, not spirit. When the LORD stretches out His hand, the helper will stumble and the one he helps will fall; both will perish together.

Jeremiah 11:3
You must tell them that this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'Cursed is the man who does not obey the words of this covenant,

Ezekiel 29:7
When Israel grasped you with their hands, you splintered and tore open their shoulders; when they leaned on you, you broke and their backs were wrenched.'

Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusts in man, and makes flesh his arm, and whose heart departs from the LORD.

Cursed.

Psalm 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a …

Psalm 118:8,9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man…

Psalm 146:3,4 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there …

Isaiah 2:22 Cease you from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein …

Isaiah 30:1 Woe to the rebellious children, said the LORD, that take counsel, …

Isaiah 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and …

Isaiah 36:6 See, you trust in the staff of this broken reed, on Egypt; where …

Ezekiel 29:6,7 And all the inhabitants of Egypt shall know that I am the LORD, because …

flesh.

2 Chronicles 32:8 With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help …

Isaiah 31:3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and …

whose.

Psalm 18:21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed …

Isaiah 59:15 Yes, truth fails; and he that departs from evil makes himself a prey: …

Ezekiel 6:9 And they that escape of you shall remember me among the nations where …

Hosea 1:2 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD said …

Hebrews 3:12 Take heed, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of …







Lexicon
This is what
כֹּ֣ה ׀ (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the LORD
יְהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

says:
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“Cursed is
אָר֤וּר (’ā·rūr)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 779: To execrate

the man
הַגֶּ֙בֶר֙ (hag·ge·ḇer)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

who
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

trusts
יִבְטַ֣ח (yiḇ·ṭaḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 982: To trust, be confident, sure

in mankind,
בָּֽאָדָ֔ם (bā·’ā·ḏām)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

who makes
וְשָׂ֥ם (wə·śām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

the flesh
בָּשָׂ֖ר (bā·śār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1320: Flesh, body, person, the pudenda of a, man

his strength
זְרֹע֑וֹ (zə·rō·‘ōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2220: The arm, the foreleg, force

and turns
יָס֥וּר (yā·sūr)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

his 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

from
וּמִן־ (ū·min-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the LORD.
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(5) Cursed be the man . . .--The words are vehement and abrupt, but they burst from the prophet's lips as proclaiming the root evil that had eaten into the life of his people. Their trust in an arm of flesh had led them to Egyptian and Assyrian alliances, and these to "departing from the Lord." The anathema has its counterpart in the beatitude of Jeremiah 17:7. The opening words, Thus saith the Lord, indicate, perhaps, a pause, followed as by a new message, which the prophet feels bound to deliver. It is significant that the prophet uses two words for the English "man." the first implying strength, and the second weakness.

Verses 5-11. - In the higher gnomic or proverbial style. God and man, flesh and spirit, are natural antitheses (comp. Isaiah 31:3; Psalm 56:4). The prayer of the believer is, "Be thou (O Jehovah) their arm every morning;" not Egypt, not Assyria, not any "arm of flesh." 17:5-11 He who puts confidence in man, shall be like the heath in a desert, a naked tree, a sorry shrub, the product of barren ground, useless and worthless. Those who trust to their own righteousness and strength, and think they can do without Christ, make flesh their arm, and their souls cannot prosper in graces or comforts. Those who make God their Hope, shall flourish like a tree always green, whose leaf does not wither. They shall be fixed in peace and satisfaction of mind; they shall not be anxious in a year of drought. Those who make God their Hope, have enough in him to make up the want of all creature-comforts. They shall not cease from yielding fruit in holiness and good works. The heart, the conscience of man, in his corrupt and fallen state, is deceitful above all things. It calls evil good, and good evil; and cries peace to those to whom it does not belong. Herein the heart is desperately wicked; it is deadly, it is desperate. The case is bad indeed, if the conscience, which should set right the errors of other faculties, is a leader in the delusion. We cannot know our own hearts, nor what they will do in an hour of temptation. Who can understand his errors? Much less can we know the hearts of others, or depend upon them. He that believes God's testimony in this matter, and learns to watch his own heart, will find this is a correct, though a sad picture, and learns many lessons to direct his conduct. But much in our own hearts and in the hearts of others, will remain unknown. Yet whatever wickedness there is in the heart, God sees it. Men may be imposed upon, but God cannot be deceived. He that gets riches, and not by right, though he may make them his hope, never shall have joy of them. This shows what vexation it is to a worldly man at death, that he must leave his riches behind; but though the wealth will not follow to another world, guilt will, and everlasting torment. The rich man takes pains to get an estate, and sits brooding upon it, but never has any satisfaction in it; by sinful courses it comes to nothing. Let us be wise in time; what we get, let us get it honestly; and what we have, use it charitably, that we may be wise for eternity.
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