Jeremiah 2:33
New International Version
How skilled you are at pursuing love! Even the worst of women can learn from your ways.

New Living Translation
"How you plot and scheme to win your lovers. Even an experienced prostitute could learn from you!

English Standard Version
“How well you direct your course to seek love! So that even to wicked women you have taught your ways.

Berean Study Bible
How skillfully you pursue love; even the most immoral of women could learn from your ways.

New American Standard Bible
"How well you prepare your way To seek love! Therefore even the wicked women You have taught your ways.

King James Bible
Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.

Christian Standard Bible
How skillfully you pursue love; you also teach evil women your ways.

Contemporary English Version
You are so clever at finding lovers that you could give lessons to a prostitute.

Good News Translation
You certainly know how to chase after lovers. Even the worst of women can learn from you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How skillfully you pursue love; you also teach evil women your ways.

International Standard Version
How well you perfect your techniques for seeking love. Therefore you can teach even the most immoral women your techniques.

NET Bible
"My, how good you have become at chasing after your lovers! Why, you could even teach prostitutes a thing or two!

New Heart English Bible
How well you prepare your way to seek love. Therefore you have taught even the wicked women your ways.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You carefully planned ways to look for love. You taught your ways to wicked women.

JPS Tanakh 1917
How trimmest thou thy way To seek love! Therefore--even the wicked women Hast thou taught thy ways;

New American Standard 1977
“How well you prepare your way To seek love! Therefore even the wicked women You have taught your ways.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Why dost thou trim thy way to seek love? therefore thou hast also taught the wicked ones thy ways.

King James 2000 Bible
Why beautify your way to seek love? therefore have you also taught the wicked ones your ways.

American King James Version
Why trim you your way to seek love? therefore have you also taught the wicked ones your ways.

American Standard Version
How trimmest thou thy way to seek love! therefore even the wicked women hast thou taught thy ways.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why dost thou endeavor to shew thy way good to seek my love, thou who has also taught thy malices to be thy ways,

Darby Bible Translation
How dost thou trim thy way to seek love! Therefore hast thou also accustomed thy ways to wickedness.

English Revised Version
How trimmest thou thy way to seek love! therefore even the wicked women hast thou taught thy ways.

Webster's Bible Translation
Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.

World English Bible
How well you prepare your way to seek love! Therefore you have taught even the wicked women your ways.

Young's Literal Translation
What -- dost thou make pleasing thy ways to seek love? Therefore even the wicked thou hast taught thy ways.
Study Bible
Israel's Unfaithfulness
32Does a maiden forget her jewelry or a bride her wedding sash? Yet My people have forgotten Me for days without number. 33How skillfully you pursue love; even the most immoral of women could learn from your ways. 34Moreover, your skirts are stained with the blood of the innocent poor, though you did not find them breaking in. But in spite of all these things…
Cross References
Jeremiah 2:23
"How can you say, 'I am not defiled; I have not run after the Baals'? Look at your behavior in the valley; acknowledge what you have done. You are a swift young she-camel galloping here and there,

Jeremiah 2:32
Does a maiden forget her jewelry or a bride her wedding sash? Yet My people have forgotten Me for days without number.

Jeremiah 2:34
Moreover, your skirts are stained with the blood of the innocent poor, though you did not find them breaking in. But in spite of all these things

Treasury of Scripture

Why trim you your way to seek love? therefore have you also taught the wicked ones your ways.

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Ezekiel 16:27,47,51,52 Behold, therefore I have stretched out my hand over you, and have …







Lexicon
How
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

skillfully
תֵּיטִ֥בִי (tê·ṭi·ḇî)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3190: To be good, well, glad, or pleasing

you pursue
לְבַקֵּ֣שׁ (lə·ḇaq·qêš)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

love;
אַהֲבָ֑ה (’a·hă·ḇāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 160: Love (noun)

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

the most immoral of women
הָרָע֔וֹת (hā·rā·‘ō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

could learn
לִמַּ֖דְתְּ (lim·maḏt)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3925: To exercise in, learn

from your ways.
דְּרָכָֽיִךְ׃ (də·rā·ḵā·yiḵ)
Noun - common plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action
(33) Why trimmest thou thy way . . .?--The verb is the same as that rendered "amend" in Jeremiah 7:3; Jeremiah 7:5, and was probably often on the lips of those who made a show of reformation. Here it is used with a scornful irony, "What means this reform, this show of amendment of thy ways, which leads only to a further indulgence in adulterous love?"

Hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.--Better, hast thou also taught thy ways wickednesses. The professed change for the better was really for the worse.

Verse 33. - Why trimmest thou thy way I rather, How well thou contrivest thy way, etc.? Therefore hast thou also taught, etc. The meaning which floated before our trans-labors seems to be this: "so utterly immoral is thy course of life, that even the worst of women ['wicked ones' is in the feminine] have been able to learn something from thee" (so the great Dutch scholar, De Dieu,in 1548). But a more natural rendering is, "Therefore [i.e. to gain thine ends] thou hast accustomed thy ways to those evil things." Nemo repente fuit tupissimus. It required a deliberate "accustoming," or "training" (such is the literal meaning of limad), to produce such a habit (ἕξις) as is here rebuked. 2:29-37 The nation had not been wrought upon by the judgements of God, but sought to justify themselves. The world is, to those who make it their home and their portion, a wilderness and a land of darkness; but those who dwell in God, have the lines fallen to them in pleasant places. Here is the language of presumptuous sinners. The Jews had long thrown off serious thoughts of God. How many days of our lives pass without suitable remembrance of him! The Lord was displeased with their confidences, and would not prosper them therein. Men employ all their ingenuity, but cannot find happiness in the way of sin, or excuse for it. They may shift from one sin to another, but none ever hardened himself against God, or turned from him, and prospered.
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