Jeremiah 22:21
New International Version
I warned you when you felt secure, but you said, 'I will not listen!' This has been your way from your youth; you have not obeyed me.

New Living Translation
I warned you when you were prosperous, but you replied, 'Don't bother me.' You have been that way since childhood--you simply will not obey me!

English Standard Version
I spoke to you in your prosperity, but you said, ‘I will not listen.’ This has been your way from your youth, that you have not obeyed my voice.

Berean Study Bible
I warned you when you were secure. You said, ‘I will not listen.’ This has been your way from youth, that you have not you obeyed My voice.

New American Standard Bible
"I spoke to you in your prosperity; But you said, 'I will not listen!' This has been your practice from your youth, That you have not obeyed My voice.

King James Bible
I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.

Christian Standard Bible
I spoke to you when you were secure. You said, "I will not listen." This has been your way since youth; indeed, you have never listened to me.

Contemporary English Version
When times were good, I warned you. But you ignored me, just as you have done since Israel was young.

Good News Translation
The LORD spoke to you when you were prosperous, but you refused to listen. That is what you've done all your life; you never would obey the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I spoke to you when you were secure. You said, "I will not listen." This has been your way since youth; indeed, you have never listened to Me.

International Standard Version
I spoke to you when you were secure, but you said, "I won't listen!" This has been your way since your youth, for you haven't obeyed me.

NET Bible
While you were feeling secure I gave you warning. But you said, "I refuse to listen to you." That is the way you have acted from your earliest history onward. Indeed, you have never paid attention to me.

New Heart English Bible
I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, 'I will not hear.' This has been your way from your youth, that you did not obey my voice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I spoke to you when you were prosperous, but you said that you wouldn't listen. This is how you've been ever since you were young. You don't listen to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I spoke unto thee in thy prosperity, But thou saidst: 'I will not hear.' This hath been thy manner from thy youth, That thou hearkenedst not to My voice.

New American Standard 1977
“I spoke to you in your prosperity; But you said, ‘I will not listen!’ This has been your practice from your youth, That you have not obeyed My voice.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I spoke unto thee in thy prosperity, but thou didst say, I will not hear. This has been thy way from thy youth, that thou hast never heard my voice.

King James 2000 Bible
I spoke unto you in your prosperity; but you said, I will not hear. This has been your manner from your youth, that you obeyed not my voice.

American King James Version
I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, I will not hear. This has been your manner from your youth, that you obeyed not my voice.

American Standard Version
I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I spoke to thee on occasion of thy trespass, but thou saidst, I will not hearken. This has been thy way from thy youth, thou hast not hearkened to my voice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I spoke to thee in thy properity: and thoiu saidst: I will not hear: this hath been thy way from thy youth, because thou hast not heard my voice.

Darby Bible Translation
I spoke unto thee in thy prosperity; [but] thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy way from thy youth, that thou hearkenedst not unto my voice.

English Revised Version
I spake unto thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidst, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou obeyedst not my voice.

Webster's Bible Translation
I spoke to thee in thy prosperity; but thou saidest, I will not hear. This hath been thy manner from thy youth, that thou hast not obeyed my voice.

World English Bible
I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, I will not hear. This has been your way from your youth, that you didn't obey my voice.

Young's Literal Translation
I have spoken unto thee in thine ease, Thou hast said, 'I do not hearken,' This is thy way from thy youth, For thou hast not hearkened to My voice.
Study Bible
A Warning about Jehoiakim
20Go up to Lebanon and cry out; raise your voice in Bashan; cry out from Abarim, for all your lovers have been crushed. 21I warned you when you were secure. You said, ‘I will not listen.’ This has been your way from youth, that you have not you obeyed My voice. 22The wind will drive away all your shepherds, and your lovers will go into captivity. Then you will be ashamed and humiliated because of all your wickedness.…
Cross References
Psalm 129:1
Many a time they have persecuted me from my youth--let Israel now declare--

Jeremiah 3:24
From our youth, that shameful god has consumed what our fathers have worked for--their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters.

Jeremiah 3:25
Let us lie down in our shame; let our disgrace cover us. We have sinned against the LORD our God, both we and our fathers; from our youth even to this day we have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God."

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 19:15
"Thus says the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel: 'I am about to bring on this city and on all the villages around it every disaster I have pronounced against them, because they have stiffened their necks so as not to heed My words.'"

Jeremiah 32:30
For the children of Israel and of Judah have done nothing but evil in My sight from their youth; indeed, they have done nothing but provoke Me to anger by the work of their hands, declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 48:11
Moab has been at ease from youth, settled like wine on its dregs; he has not been poured from vessel to vessel or gone into exile. So his taste has remained the same, and his aroma is unchanged.

Zechariah 7:7
Are these not the words that the LORD proclaimed through the earlier prophets, when Jerusalem and its surrounding towns were populous and prosperous, and the Negev and the Lowland were inhabited?'"

Treasury of Scripture

I spoke to you in your prosperity; but you said, I will not hear. This has been your manner from your youth, that you obeyed not my voice.

I spake.

Jeremiah 2:31
O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?

Jeremiah 6:16
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Jeremiah 35:15
I have sent also unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Return ye now every man from his evil way, and amend your doings, and go not after other gods to serve them, and ye shall dwell in the land which I have given to you and to your fathers: but ye have not inclined your ear, nor hearkened unto me.

prosperity.

Jeremiah 3:25
We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.

Jeremiah 7:22-28
For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: …

Jeremiah 32:30
For the children of Israel and the children of Judah have only done evil before me from their youth: for the children of Israel have only provoked me to anger with the work of their hands, saith the LORD.







Lexicon
I warned
דִּבַּ֤רְתִּי (dib·bar·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

you
אֵלַ֙יִךְ֙ (’ê·la·yiḵ)
Preposition | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

when you were secure.
בְּשַׁלְוֺתַ֔יִךְ (bə·šal·wō·ṯa·yiḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7962: Quietness, ease

You said,
אָמַ֖רְתְּ (’ā·mart)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

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

listen.’
אֶשְׁמָ֑ע (’eš·mā‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

This
זֶ֤ה (zeh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2088: This, that

has been your way
דַרְכֵּךְ֙ (ḏar·kêḵ)
Noun - common singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

from youth,
מִנְּעוּרַ֔יִךְ (min·nə·‘ū·ra·yiḵ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5271: Youth, the state, the persons

that
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you have not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

you obeyed
שָׁמַ֖עַתְּ (šā·ma·‘at)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

My voice.
בְּקוֹלִֽי׃ (bə·qō·w·lî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound
(21) In thy prosperity.--Literally, prosperities. The word is used, as in Proverbs 1:32; Ezekiel 16:49; Psalm 30:6, in reference to what in old English was called "security," the careless, reckless temper engendered by outward prosperity. The plural is used to include all the forms of that temper that had been manifested in the course of centuries.

Verse 21. - From thy youth; i.e. from the time that thou didst become a nation (comp. Jeremiah 2:2; Hosea 2:15). It is the Exodus which is referred to. 22:20-30 The Jewish state is described under a threefold character. Very haughty in a day of peace and safety. Very fearful on alarm of trouble. Very much cast down under pressure of trouble. Many never are ashamed of their sins till brought by them to the last extremity. The king shall close his days in bondage. Those that think themselves as signets on God's right hand, must not be secure, but fear lest they should be plucked thence. The Jewish king and his family shall be carried to Babylon. We know where we were born, but where we shall die we know not; it is enough that our God knows. Let it be our care that we die in Christ, then it will be well with us wherever we die, thought it may be in a far country. The Jewish king shall be despised. Time was when he was delighted in; but all those in whom God has no pleasure, some time or other, will be so lowered, that men will have no pleasure in them. Whoever are childless, it is the Lord that writes them so; and those who take no care to do good in their days, cannot expect to prosper. How little is earthly grandeur to be depended upon, or flourishing families to be rejoiced in! But those who hear the voice of Christ, and follow him, have eternal life, and shall never perish, neither shall any enemy pluck them out of his almighty hands.
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