Jeremiah 3:9
New International Version
Because Israel's immorality mattered so little to her, she defiled the land and committed adultery with stone and wood.

New Living Translation
Israel treated it all so lightly--she thought nothing of committing adultery by worshiping idols made of wood and stone. So now the land has been polluted.

English Standard Version
Because she took her whoredom lightly, she polluted the land, committing adultery with stone and tree.

Berean Study Bible
Indifferent to her immorality, Israel had defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees.

New American Standard Bible
"Because of the lightness of her harlotry, she polluted the land and committed adultery with stones and trees.

King James Bible
And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

Christian Standard Bible
Indifferent to her prostitution, she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees.

Contemporary English Version
The kingdom of Judah wasn't sorry for being a prostitute, and she didn't care that she had made both herself and the land unclean by worshiping idols of stone and wood.

Good News Translation
and was not at all ashamed. She defiled the land, and she committed adultery by worshiping stones and trees.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Indifferent to her prostitution, she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees.

International Standard Version
She took her fornication so lightly that she polluted the land and committed adultery with stones and trees.

NET Bible
Because she took her prostitution so lightly, she defiled the land through her adulterous worship of gods made of wood and stone.

New Heart English Bible
And it came to pass, through her casual prostitution, that the land was polluted, and she committed adultery with stone and wood.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Because she wasn't concerned about acting like a prostitute, she polluted the land and committed adultery with standing stones and wood pillars.

JPS Tanakh 1917
and it came to pass through the lightness of her harlotry, that the land was polluted, and she committed adultery with stones and with stocks;

New American Standard 1977
“And it came about because of the lightness of her harlotry, that she polluted the land and committed adultery with stones and trees.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass through her judging her whoredom to be a light thing that the land became defiled and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass through the lightness of her harlotry, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with trees.

American King James Version
And it came to pass through the lightness of her prostitution, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that the land was polluted, and she committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And by the facility of her fornication she defiled the land, and played the harlot with stones and with stocks.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass through the lightness of her fornication that she polluted the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that the land was polluted, and she committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass through the lightness of her lewdness, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

World English Bible
It happened through the lightness of her prostitution, that the land was polluted, and she committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

Young's Literal Translation
And it hath come to pass, from the vileness of her fornication, that the land is defiled, and she committeth fornication with stone and with wood.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Judah Follows Israel's Example
8Because faithless Israel had committed adultery, I gave her a certificate of divorce and sent her away. Yet I saw that her unfaithful sister Judah had no fear and prostituted herself as well. 9Indifferent to her immorality, Israel had defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees. 10Yet in spite of all this, her unfaithful sister Judah did not return to Me with all her heart, but only in pretense,” declares the LORD.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:32
But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, brings adultery upon her. And whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Isaiah 57:6
Among the smooth stones of the valley is your portion; indeed, they are your lot. Even to them you have poured out a drink offering, you have offered a grain offering. Should I relent because of these?

Jeremiah 2:7
I brought you into a fertile land to eat its fruit and bounty, but you came and defiled My land, and made My inheritance detestable.

Jeremiah 2:27
say to a tree, 'You are my father,' and to a stone, 'You gave birth to me.' For they have turned their backs to Me and not their faces, yet in the time of trouble they beg, 'Rise up and save us!'

Jeremiah 3:2
"Lift up your eyes to the barren heights and see. Is there any place where you have not been violated? You sat waiting for your lovers beside the highways, like a nomad in the desert. You have defiled the land with your prostitution and wickedness.

Jeremiah 10:8
But they are altogether senseless and foolish, instructed by worthless idols made of wood!

Jeremiah 16:18
And I will first repay them double their iniquity and their sin, because they have defiled My land with the carcasses of their detestable idols, and they have filled My inheritance with their abominations."

Ezekiel 23:3
and they played in Egypt, prostituting themselves from their youth. Their breasts were fondled there, and their virgin bosoms caressed.

Ezekiel 23:21
So you revisited the indecency of your youth, when the Egyptians caressed your bosom and pressed your young breasts.

Hosea 2:2
Rebuke your mother, rebuke her. For she is not My wife, and I am not her husband. Let her remove the adultery from her face and the unfaithfulness from between her breasts.

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass through the lightness of her prostitution, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.

lightness. or, fame

Ezekiel 23:10 These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters, …

she defiled

Jeremiah 3:2 Lift up your eyes to the high places, and see where you have not …

Jeremiah 2:7 And I brought you into a plentiful country, to eat the fruit thereof …

committed

Jeremiah 2:27 Saying to a stock, You are my father; and to a stone, You have brought …

Jeremiah 10:8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine …

Isaiah 57:6 Among the smooth stones of the stream is your portion; they, they …

Ezekiel 16:17 You have also taken your fair jewels of my gold and of my silver, …

Hosea 4:12 My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declares to …

Habakkuk 2:19 Woe to him that said to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, …







Lexicon
Indifferent to
וְהָיָה֙ (wə·hā·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

her immorality,
זְנוּתָ֔הּ (zə·nū·ṯāh)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2184: Adultery, infidelity, idolatry

[Israel had] defiled
וַתֶּחֱנַ֖ף (wat·te·ḥĕ·nap̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2610: To be polluted or profane

the land
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

and committed adultery
וַתִּנְאַ֥ף (wat·tin·’ap̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5003: To commit adultery, to apostatize

with stones
הָאֶ֖בֶן (hā·’e·ḇen)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

and trees.
הָעֵֽץ׃ (hā·‘êṣ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6086: Tree, trees, wood
(9) The lightness of her whoredom.--Lightness in the ethical sense of "levity." Apostasy was treated once more as if it had been a light thing (1Kings 16:31). The word is, however, very variously interpreted, and the meaning of "voice," or "cry," in the sense in which the "cry" of Sodom and Gomorrah was great (Genesis 18:20), seems more satisfactory. On "stones" and "stocks," see Note on Jeremiah 2:27.

Verse 9. - Through the lightness of her whoredom; i.e. through the slight importance which she attached to her whoredom. So apparently the ancient versions. The only sense, however, which the word kol ever has in Hebrew is not "lightness," but "sound," "voice," and perhaps "rumor" (Genesis 45:16). Hence it is more strictly accurate to render "through the cry." etc. (comp. Genesis 4:10; Genesis 19:13), or "through the fame," etc. (as Authorized Version, margin). But neither of these seems quite suitable to the context, and if, as King James's translators seem to have felt it necessary to do, we desert the faithful translation, and enter on the path of conjecture, why not emend kol into klon (there is no vav, and such fragments of true readings are not altogether uncommon in the Hebrew text), which at once yields a good meaning - "through the disgrace of her whoredom ?" Ewald thinks that kol may be taken in the sense of k'lon; but this is really more arbitrary than emending the text. With stones, etc. (see Jeremiah 2:27). 3:6-11 If we mark the crimes of those who break off from a religious profession, and the consequences, we see abundant reason to shun evil ways. It is dreadful to be proved more criminal than those who have actually perished in their sins; yet it will be small comfort in everlasting punishment, for them to know that others were viler than they.
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