Jeremiah 32:33
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New International Version
They turned their backs to me and not their faces; though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.

New Living Translation
My people have turned their backs on me and have refused to return. Even though I diligently taught them, they would not receive instruction or obey.

English Standard Version
They have turned to me their back and not their face. And though I have taught them persistently, they have not listened to receive instruction.

Berean Study Bible
They have turned their backs to Me and not their faces. Though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.

New American Standard Bible
"They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction.

King James Bible
And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

Christian Standard Bible
They have turned their backs to me and not their faces. Though I taught them time and time again, they do not listen and receive discipline.

Good News Translation
They turned their backs on me; and though I kept on teaching them, they would not listen and learn.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have turned their backs to Me and not their faces. Though I taught them time and time again, they do not listen and receive discipline.

International Standard Version
They have turned their backs to me rather than their faces. Even though I taught them, teaching them again and again, they didn't listen to accept correction.

NET Bible
They have turned away from me instead of turning to me. I tried over and over again to instruct them, but they did not listen and respond to correction.

New Heart English Bible
They have turned to me the back, and not the face: and though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
have turned their backs, not their faces to me. I taught them again and again, but they refused to listen and learn.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they have turned unto Me the back, and not the face; and though I taught them, teaching them betimes and often, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

New American Standard 1977
“And they have turned their back to Me, and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they have turned unto me the back and not the face: when I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they did not hearken to receive chastisement;

King James 2000 Bible
And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

American King James Version
And they have turned to me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.

American Standard Version
And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: and though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they have turned their backs to me, and not their faces: when I taught them early in the morning, and instructed them, and they would not hearken to receive instruction.

Darby Bible Translation
And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face; and though I taught them, rising early and teaching, they hearkened not to receive instruction.

English Revised Version
And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: and though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they have turned to me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

World English Bible
They have turned to me the back, and not the face: and though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.

Young's Literal Translation
And they turn unto Me the neck, and not the face, and teaching them, rising early and teaching, and they are not hearkening to accept instruction.
Study Bible
The LORD's Answer
32because of all the evil the children of Israel and of Judah have done to provoke Me to anger—they, their kings, their officials, their priests and prophets, the men of Judah, and the residents of Jerusalem. 33They have turned their backs to Me and not their faces. Though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline. 34They have placed their abominations in the house that bears My name, and so have defiled it.…
Cross References
John 8:2
Early in the morning He went back into the temple courts. All the people came to Him, and He sat down to teach them.

2 Chronicles 36:15
Time and again the LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to His people through His messengers, because He had compassion on them and on His dwelling place.

2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God, despising His words and scoffing at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD against His people was stirred up beyond remedy.

Job 35:11
who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the air?'

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 7:13
And now, because you have done all these things, declares the LORD, and because I have spoken to you time and time again but you would not listen, and I have called to you but you would not answer,

Jeremiah 18:17
I will scatter them before the enemy like the east wind. I will show them My back and not My face in the day of their calamity."

Jeremiah 25:3
"From the thirteenth year of Josiah son of Amon king of Judah until this very day--twenty-three years--the word of the LORD has come to me, and I have spoken to you again and again, but you have not listened.

Jeremiah 26:5
and if you do not listen to the words of My servants the prophets, whom I have sent you again and again even though you did not listen,

Jeremiah 35:13
"This is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: Go and tell the men of Judah and residents of Jerusalem: 'Will you not accept discipline and obey My words?' declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 35:15
Time and time again I have sent you all My servants the prophets, proclaiming: 'Turn now, each of you, from your wicked ways, and correct your actions. Do not go after other gods to serve them. Live in the land that I have given to you and your fathers.' But you have not inclined your ear or listened to Me.

Ezekiel 23:35
Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Because you have forgotten Me and have cast Me behind your back, you must bear the consequences of your indecency and prostitution.'"

Treasury of Scripture

And they have turned to me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.

turned. See on ch.

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

Jeremiah 7:24 But they listened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the …

Jeremiah 18:17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will …

Ezekiel 8:16 And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD's house, and, …

Hosea 11:2 As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed to Baalim, …

Zechariah 7:11 But they refused to listen, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped …

back. Heb. neck. rising.

Jeremiah 7:13 And now, because you have done all these works, said the LORD, and …

Jeremiah 25:3,4 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, …

Jeremiah 26:5 To listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent to …

Jeremiah 35:15 I have sent also to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early …

Jeremiah 44:4 However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early …

2 Chronicles 36:15,16 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, …

John 8:2 And early in the morning he came again into the temple, and all the …







(33) They have turned unto me the back . . .--It will be remembered that this image was more or less a favourite one with the prophet. (See Notes on Jeremiah 2:27; Jeremiah 7:24.) The same holds good of the "rising up early." (See Notes on Jeremiah 7:13; Jeremiah 7:25.)

And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face,.... When he reproved them for their sins; called them to repentance; instructed them in their duty; and warned them of the dangers they exposed themselves to; instead of turning the face to him, as scholars to their masters, and as subjects to their prince, to listen to what was said to them; they turned their backs or necks, the hinder part of them; expressive of contempt, and showing great rudeness and irreverence:

though I taught them, rising up early, and teaching them; by his prophets, as the Targum; whom he sent to them early in the morning; or in the early time of their life; or when they first began to practise idolatry; so careful was the Lord of them; so diligent to instruct them, and prevent their ruin:

yet have not hearkened, to receive instruction; or "correction" (i); so as to repent of their sins, reform and amend; see Jeremiah 7:13.

(i) "disciplinam", Cocceius; i.e. "correctionem", Schmidt. 33. (Jer 2:27; 7:13).32:26-44 God's answer discovers the purposes of his wrath against that generation of the Jews, and the purposes of his grace concerning future generations. It is sin, and nothing else, that ruins them. The restoration of Judah and Jerusalem is promised. This people were now at length brought to despair. But God gives hope of mercy which he had in store for them hereafter. Doubtless the promises are sure to all believers. God will own them for his, and he will prove himself theirs. He will give them a heart to fear him. All true Christians shall have a disposition to mutual love. Though they may have different views about lesser things, they shall all be one in the great things of God; in their views of the evil of sin, and the low estate of fallen man, the way of salvation through the Saviour, the nature of true holiness, the vanity of the world, and the importance of eternal things. Whom God loves, he loves to the end. We have no reason to distrust God's faithfulness and constancy, but only our own hearts. He will settle them again in Canaan. These promises shall surely be performed. Jeremiah's purchase was the pledge of many a purchase that should be made after the captivity; and those inheritances are but faint resemblances of the possessions in the heavenly Canaan, which are kept for all who have God's fear in their hearts, and do not depart from him. Let us then bear up under our trials, assured we shall obtain all the good he has promised us.
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