Jeremiah 3:24
New International Version
From our youth shameful gods have consumed the fruits of our ancestors' labor-- their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters.

New Living Translation
From childhood we have watched as everything our ancestors worked for--their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters--was squandered on a delusion.

English Standard Version
“But from our youth the shameful thing has devoured all for which our fathers labored, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

Berean Study Bible
From our youth, that shameful god has consumed what our fathers have worked for—their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters.

New American Standard Bible
"But the shameful thing has consumed the labor of our fathers since our youth, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

King James Bible
For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

Christian Standard Bible
From the time of our youth the shameful one has consumed what our fathers have worked for--their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

Contemporary English Version
Since the days of our ancestors when our nation was young, that shameful god Baal has taken our crops and livestock, our sons and daughters.

Good News Translation
But the worship of Baal, the god of shame, has made us lose flocks and herds, sons and daughters--everything that our ancestors have worked for since ancient times.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
From the time of our youth the shameful one has consumed what our fathers have worked for-- their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

International Standard Version
Since our youth the false gods have consumed the products of our ancestors' hard work, their sheep and their cattle, their sons and their daughters.

NET Bible
From earliest times our worship of that shameful god, Baal, has taken away all that our ancestors worked for. It has taken away our flocks and our herds, and even our sons and daughters.

New Heart English Bible
But the shameful thing has devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Ever since we were young, the shameful worship [of Baal] has taken everything our ancestors worked for, their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But the shameful thing hath devoured The labour of our fathers from our youth; Their flocks and their herds, Their sons and their daughters.

New American Standard 1977
“But the shameful thing has consumed the labor of our fathers since our youth, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For shame has devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth: their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

King James 2000 Bible
For shame has devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

American King James Version
For shame has devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

American Standard Version
But the shameful thing hath devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But shame has consumed the labours of our fathers from our youth; their sheep and their calves, and their sons and their daughters.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Confusion hath devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

Darby Bible Translation
But shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

English Revised Version
But the shameful thing hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

Webster's Bible Translation
For shame hath devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

World English Bible
But the shameful thing has devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth, their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

Young's Literal Translation
And the shameful thing hath devoured The labour of our fathers from our youth, Their flock and their herd, Their sons and their daughters.
Study Bible
Invitation to Repentance
23Surely deception comes from the hills, commotion from the mountains, but surely the salvation of Israel is in the LORD our God. 24From our youth, that shameful god has consumed what our fathers have worked for— their flocks and herds, their sons and daughters. 25Let 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.”…
Cross References
Jeremiah 8:16
The snorting of enemy horses is heard from Dan. At the sound of the neighing of mighty steeds, the whole land quakes. They come to devour the land and everything in it, the city and all who dwell in it."

Jeremiah 11:13
Your gods are indeed as numerous as your cities, O Judah, and the altars you have set up to shame--the altars to burn incense to Baal--are as many as the streets of Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 22:21
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.

Jeremiah 44:7
So now, this is what the LORD God of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Why are you doing such great harm to yourselves? You are cutting off from Judah man and woman, child and infant, leaving yourselves without a remnant,

Hosea 9:10
I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness. I saw your fathers as the firstfruits of the fig tree in its first season. But they went to Baal-peor, and consecrated themselves to Shame; so they became as detestable as the thing they loved.

Treasury of Scripture

For shame has devoured the labor of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.

Jeremiah 11:13
For according to the number of thy cities were thy gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have ye set up altars to that shameful thing, even altars to burn incense unto Baal.

Ezekiel 16:61,63
Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee for daughters, but not by thy covenant…

Hosea 2:8
For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for Baal.







Lexicon
From our youth,
מִנְּעוּרֵ֑ינוּ (min·nə·‘ū·rê·nū)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5271: Youth, the state, the persons

that shameful [god]
וְהַבֹּ֗שֶׁת (wə·hab·bō·šeṯ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1322: Shame, shameful thing

has consumed
אָֽכְלָ֛ה (’ā·ḵə·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 398: To eat

what our fathers
אֲבוֹתֵ֖ינוּ (’ă·ḇō·w·ṯê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

have worked for—
יְגִ֥יעַ (yə·ḡî·a‘)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3018: Toil, a work, produce, property

their flocks
צֹאנָם֙ (ṣō·nām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

and herds,
בְּקָרָ֔ם (bə·qā·rām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1241: Beef cattle, ox, a herd

their sons
בְּנֵיהֶ֖ם (bə·nê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

and daughters.
בְּנוֹתֵיהֶֽם׃ (bə·nō·w·ṯê·hem)
Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter
(24) Shame.--The Hebrew noun has the article, "the shame," and is the word constantly used as the interchangeable synonym for Baal, as in Jerubbaal and Jerubbesheth (Judges 6:32; 2Samuel 11:21), Mephibosheth and Merib-baal (2Samuel 4:4; 1Chronicles 8:34). The words point accordingly to the prodigal waste of victims, possibly of human life also, in the worship of Baal and that of Molech, which in the prophet's mind was identified with it, and which had brought with it nothing but a lasting shame. This also forms part of the confession of the repentant people (comp. Jeremiah 11:13).

Verse 24. - For shame; rather, and the Shame (i.e. the Baal). The words Bosheth ("Shame") and Baal are frequently interchanged; so again in Jeremiah 11:13 (comp. Hosea 9:10). So, too, Jerubbesheth stands for Jerubbaal (2 Samuel 11:21; comp. Judges 6:32); Ishbosheth for Eshbaal (2 Samuel 2:8; comp. 1 Chronicles 8:33). Hath devoured the labor of our fathers, etc.; a condensed way of saying that Baal-worship has brought the judgments' of God upon us,, our flocks, and herds, and all the other labor (or rather "wealth;' i.e. fruit of labor) of our fathers, being destroyed as the punishment of our sins (comp. Deuteronomy 28:30-32). Another view is that the "devouring" had to do with the sacrifices, but it is improbable that the sacrificial worship of Baal bad developed to such a portentous extent, and the former explanation is in itself more suitable to the context. 3:21-25 Sin is turning aside to crooked ways. And forgetting the Lord our God is at the bottom of all sin. By sin we bring ourselves into trouble. The promise to those that return is, God will heal their backslidings, by his pardoning mercy, his quieting peace, and his renewing grace. They come devoting themselves to God. They come disclaiming all expectations of relief and succour from any but the Lord. Therefore they come depending upon him only. He is the Lord, and he only can save. It points out the great salvation from sin Jesus Christ wrought out for us. They come justifying God in their troubles, and judging themselves for their sins. True penitents learn to call sin shame, even the sin they have been most pleased with. True penitents learn to call sin death and ruin, and to charge upon it all they suffer. While men harden themselves in sin, contempt and misery are their portion: for he that covereth his sins shall not prosper, but he that confesseth and forsaketh them, shall find mercy.
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