Jeremiah 2:11
New International Version
Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods at all.) But my people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols.

New Living Translation
Has any nation ever traded its gods for new ones, even though they are not gods at all? Yet my people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols!

English Standard Version
Has a nation changed its gods, even though they are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.

Berean Study Bible
Has a nation ever changed its gods? (though they were no gods at all!) Yet My people have exchanged their Glory for idols that are useless.

New American Standard Bible
"Has a nation changed gods When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit.

King James Bible
Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.

Christian Standard Bible
Has a nation ever exchanged its gods? (But they were not gods!) Yet my people have exchanged their Glory for useless idols.

Contemporary English Version
You will find that no nation has ever abandoned its gods even though they were false. I am the true and glorious God, but you have rejected me to worship idols.

Good News Translation
No other nation has ever changed its gods, even though they were not real. But my people have exchanged me, the God who has brought them honor, for gods that can do nothing for them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Has a nation ever exchanged its gods? (But they were not gods!) Yet My people have exchanged their Glory for useless idols.

International Standard Version
Has a nation ever changed gods when they aren't even gods? But my people have exchanged their glory for that which does not profit.

NET Bible
Has a nation ever changed its gods (even though they are not really gods at all)? But my people have exchanged me, their glorious God, for a god that cannot help them at all!

New Heart English Bible
Has a nation changed its gods, which really are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Has any nation ever exchanged gods? (Their gods aren't really gods.) Yet, my people have exchanged their Glory for something that doesn't help them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hath a nation changed its gods, Which yet are no gods? But My people hath changed its glory For that which doth not profit.

New American Standard 1977
“Has a nation changed gods, When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Has a nation changed their gods? Even though they are not gods. But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.

King James 2000 Bible
Has a nation changed its gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.

American King James Version
Has a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.

American Standard Version
Hath a nation changed its gods, which yet are no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
if the nations will change their gods, though they are not gods: but my people have changed their glory, for that from which they shall not be profited.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If a nation hath changed their gods, and indeed they are not gods,: but my people have changed their glory into an idol.

Darby Bible Translation
Hath a nation changed [its] gods? and they are no gods; -- but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.

English Revised Version
Hath a nation changed their gods, which yet are no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.

World English Bible
Has a nation changed [its] gods, which really are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.

Young's Literal Translation
Hath a nation changed gods? (And they are no gods!) And My people hath changed its honour For that which doth not profit.
Study Bible
Israel has Forsaken God
10Cross over to Cyprus and take a look; send to Kedar and consider carefully; see if there has ever been anything like this: 11Has a nation ever changed its gods? (though they were no gods at all!) Yet My people have exchanged their Glory for idols that are useless. 12Be stunned by this, O heavens, be shocked and utterly appalled, declares the LORD.…
Cross References
Romans 1:23
and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images of mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

Galatians 4:8
Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods.

1 Samuel 4:21
And she named the boy Ichabod, saying, "The glory has departed from Israel," because the ark of God had been captured and her father-in-law and her husband had been killed.

2 Chronicles 13:9
But did you not drive out the priests of the LORD, the descendants of Aaron, and the Levites, and make priests for yourselves as do the peoples of other lands? Now whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull and seven rams can become a priest of things that are not gods.

Psalm 106:20
They exchanged their Glory for the image of an ox that eats grass.

Isaiah 37:19
They have cast their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods, but only wood and stone--the work of human hands.

Jeremiah 5:7
"Why should I forgive you? Your children have forsaken Me and sworn by gods that are not gods. I satisfied their needs, yet they committed adultery and assembled at the houses of prostitutes.

Jeremiah 16:20
Can man make gods for himself? Such are not gods!

Jeremiah 18:13
Therefore, this is what the LORD says: "Inquire among the nations: Who has ever heard things like these? Virgin Israel has done a most terrible thing.

Ezekiel 5:7
Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: 'You have been more insubordinate than the nations around you; you have not walked in My statutes or kept My ordinances; nor have you even conformed to the ordinances of the nations around you.'

Ezekiel 14:5
so that I may take hold of the hearts of the people of Israel. For because of their idols, they are all estranged from Me.'

Treasury of Scripture

Has a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.

a nation

Jeremiah 2:5
Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

Micah 4:5
For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.

1 Peter 1:18
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

no gods

Jeremiah 16:20
Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods?

Psalm 115:4
Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

Isaiah 37:19
And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

changed their glory

Jeremiah 2:8
The priests said not, Where is the LORD? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.

Deuteronomy 33:29
Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

Psalm 3:3
But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.







Lexicon
Has a nation
גּוֹי֙ (gō·w)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

ever changed
הַהֵימִ֥יר (ha·hê·mîr)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4171: To alter, to barter, to dispose of

its gods?
אֱלֹהִ֔ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

(though they
וְהֵ֖מָּה (wə·hêm·māh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

were no
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

gods [at all]!)
אֱלֹהִ֑ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

Yet My people
וְעַמִּ֛י (wə·‘am·mî)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

have exchanged
הֵמִ֥יר (hê·mîr)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4171: To alter, to barter, to dispose of

their Glory
כְּבוֹד֖וֹ (kə·ḇō·w·ḏōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3519: Weight, splendor, copiousness

for idols
יוֹעִֽיל׃ (yō·w·‘îl)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3276: To confer or gain profit or benefit

[that are] useless.
בְּל֥וֹא (bə·lō·w)
Preposition-b | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 1094: Worn-out things, rags
(11) Hath a nation . . .--Emphatically a heathen "nation," as contrasted with the "people" of Jehovah. They were faithful to their false gods; Israel was unfaithful to the true. The words "changed their glory" find an echo in Romans 1:23, though here they express the thought that the worship of Jehovah was the true glory of Israel as a people, and that they had wilfully abandoned it.

Verse 11. - Hath a nation changed their gods? Has any heathen nation ever changed its idol-god for another? The prophet clearly implies a negative answer; and yet it must be admitted that the adoption of a new religion, under the pressure of conquest or a higher foreign civilization is not an unknown phenomenon in the ancient world. Glory; i.e. source of all outward prosperity (comp. Psalm 3:3," my Glory, and the Lifter up Of my head"). Religion was, in fact, the root of national life in antiquity; contrast our own division between the sacred and the secular Jehovah elsewhere receives the title "the Pride of Israel" -Authorized Version, rather weakly, "the Excellency of Israel" -(Amos 8:7; Hosea 5:5. Comp. the parallel passages, Psalm 106:20; Romans 1:23). 2:9-13 Before God punishes sinners, he pleads with them, to bring them to repentance. He pleads with us, what we should plead with ourselves. Be afraid to think of the wrath and curse which will be the portion of those who throw themselves out of God's grace and favour. Grace in Christ is compared to water from a fountain, it being cooling and refreshing, cleansing and making fruitful: to living water, because it quickens dead sinners, revives drooping saints, supports and maintains spiritual life, and issues in eternal life, and is ever-flowing. To forsake this Fountain is the first evil; this is done when the people of God neglect his word and ordinances. They hewed them out broken cisterns, that could hold no water. Such are the world, and the things in it; such are the inventions of men when followed and depended on. Let us, with purpose of heart, cleave to the Lord only; whither else shall we go? How prone are we to forego the consolations of the Holy Spirit, for the worthless joys of the enthusiast and hypocrite!
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