Jeremiah 2:35
New International Version
you say, 'I am innocent; he is not angry with me.' But I will pass judgment on you because you say, 'I have not sinned.'

New Living Translation
And yet you say, ‘I have done nothing wrong. Surely God isn’t angry with me!’ But now I will punish you severely because you claim you have not sinned.

English Standard Version
you say, ‘I am innocent; surely his anger has turned from me.’ Behold, I will bring you to judgment for saying, ‘I have not sinned.’

Berean Study Bible
you say, ‘I am innocent. Surely His anger will turn from me.’ But I will certainly judge you, because you say, ‘I have not sinned.’

New American Standard Bible
Yet you said, 'I am innocent; Surely His anger is turned away from me.' Behold, I will enter into judgment with you Because you say, 'I have not sinned.'

King James Bible
Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned.

Christian Standard Bible
you claim, "I am innocent. His anger is sure to turn away from me." But I will certainly judge you because you have said, "I have not sinned."

Contemporary English Version
you claim to be innocent, and you want me to stop being angry with you. So I'll take you to court, and we'll see who is right.

Good News Translation
you say, 'I am innocent; surely the LORD is no longer angry with me.' But I, the LORD, will punish you because you deny that you have sinned.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
you claim, "I am innocent. His anger is sure to turn away from me." But I will certainly judge you because you have said, "I have not sinned."

International Standard Version
you say, 'I'm innocent. Surely his anger has turned away from me.'" "I'm about to bring charges against you because you say, 'I haven't sinned.'

NET Bible
you say, 'I have not done anything wrong, so the LORD cannot really be angry with me any more.' But, watch out! I will bring down judgment on you because you say, 'I have not committed any sin.'

New Heart English Bible
"Yet you said, 'I am innocent. Surely his anger has turned away from me.' "Look, I will judge you, because you say, 'I have not sinned.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In spite of all this you say, 'I'm innocent. God will turn his anger from me, because I haven't sinned.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou saidst: 'I am innocent; Surely His anger is turned away from me'-- Behold, I will enter into judgment with thee, Because thou sayest: 'I have not sinned.'

New American Standard 1977
Yet you said, ‘I am innocent; Surely His anger is turned away from me.’ Behold, I will enter into judgment with you Because you say, ‘I have not sinned.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Yet thou didst say, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will enter into judgment with thee because thou hast said, I did not sin.

King James 2000 Bible
Yet you say, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with you, because you say, I have not sinned.

American King James Version
Yet you say, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with you, because you say, I have not sinned.

American Standard Version
Yet thou saidst, I am innocent; surely his anger is turned away from me. Behold, I will enter into judgment with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Yet thou saidst, I am innocent: only let his wrath be turned away from me. Behold, I will plead with thee, whereas thou sayest, I have not sinned.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou hast said: I am without sin and am innocent: and therefore let thy anger be turned away from me. Behold, I will contend with thee in judgement, because thou hast said: I have not sinned.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou sayest, Indeed I am innocent; his anger will turn from me. Behold, I will enter into judgment with thee because thou sayest, I have not sinned.

English Revised Version
Yet thou saidst, I am innocent; surely his anger is turned away from me. Behold, I will enter into judgment with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yet thou sayest, Because I am innocent, surely his anger will turn from me. Behold, I will plead with thee, because thou sayest, I have not sinned.

World English Bible
"Yet you said, 'I am innocent. Surely his anger has turned away from me.' "Behold, I will judge you, because you say, 'I have not sinned.'

Young's Literal Translation
And thou sayest, 'Because I have been innocent, Surely turned back hath His anger from me?' Lo, I have been judged with thee, Because of thy saying, 'I have not sinned.'
Study Bible
Israel's Unfaithfulness
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 35you say, ‘I am innocent. Surely His anger will turn from me.’ But I will certainly judge you, because you say, ‘I have not sinned.’ 36How unstable you are, constantly changing your ways! You will be disappointed by Egypt just as you were by Assyria.…
Cross References
1 John 1:8
If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

1 John 1:10
If we say we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar, and His word is not in us.

Proverbs 28:13
He who conceals his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them will find mercy.

Jeremiah 2:9
Therefore, I will contend with you again, declares the LORD, and I will bring a case against your children's children.

Jeremiah 25:31
The tumult will resound to the ends of the earth because the LORD brings a charge against the nations. He enters into judgment on all mankind and puts the wicked to the sword,' declares the LORD."

Ezekiel 17:20
I will spread My net over him and catch him in My snare. I will bring him to Babylon and execute judgment upon him there for the treason he committed against Me.

Treasury of Scripture

Yet you say, Because I am innocent, surely his anger shall turn from me. Behold, I will plead with you, because you say, I have not sinned.

because

Jeremiah 2:23,29
How canst thou say, I am not polluted, I have not gone after Baalim? see thy way in the valley, know what thou hast done: thou art a swift dromedary traversing her ways; …

Job 33:9
I am clean without transgression, I am innocent; neither is there iniquity in me.

Proverbs 28:13
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

I will

Jeremiah 2:9
Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the LORD, and with your children's children will I plead.

1 John 1:8-10
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us…







Lexicon
you say,
וַתֹּֽאמְרִי֙ (wat·tō·mə·rî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘I am innocent.
נִקֵּ֔יתִי (niq·qê·ṯî)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5352: To be, clean, to be bare, extirpated

Surely
אַ֛ךְ (’aḵ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 389: A particle of affirmation, surely

His anger
אַפּ֖וֹ (’ap·pōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 639: The nose, nostril, the face, a person, ire

will turn
שָׁ֥ב (šāḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

from me.’
מִמֶּ֑נִּי (mim·men·nî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

But I will certainly
הִנְנִי֙ (hin·nî)
Interjection | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

judge
נִשְׁפָּ֣ט (niš·pāṭ)
Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

you,
אוֹתָ֔ךְ (’ō·w·ṯāḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

because
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

you say,
אָמְרֵ֖ךְ (’ā·mə·rêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘I have not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

sinned.’
חָטָֽאתִי׃ (ḥā·ṭā·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2398: To miss, to sin, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, lead astray, condemn
(35) Yet thou sayest . . .--Once again we have the equivocating plea of the accused. She takes up the word that had been used by the accuser: "You speak of the innocents; I, too, am innocent. His anger has turned away from me. Here, as in Jeremiah 2:33, there is an implied reference to the partial reformation under Josiah. The accuser retorts, and renews his pleadings against her. Confession might have led to forgiveness, but this denial of guilt excluded it, and was the token of a fatal blindness (comp. 1John 1:8).

Verse 35. - Because. This "because" is misleading; there is no argument, but the statement of a supposed fact. The particle so rendered merely serves to introduce the speech of the Jews (like ὅτι). Shall turn; rather, hath turned. Judah had so long been undisturbed by any foreign power, that the people fancied the promises of Deuteronomy were being fulfilled, and that they, on their part, had pleased God by their formal obedience (comp. 2 Kings 22:17). I will plead with thee. Here, as in some other passages (e.g. Isaiah 66:16; Ezekiel 38:22), the word includes the sense of punishing. 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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