Jeremiah 4:14
New International Version
Jerusalem, wash the evil from your heart and be saved. How long will you harbor wicked thoughts?

New Living Translation
O Jerusalem, cleanse your heart that you may be saved. How long will you harbor your evil thoughts?

English Standard Version
O Jerusalem, wash your heart from evil, that you may be saved. How long shall your wicked thoughts lodge within you?

Berean Study Bible
Wash the evil from your heart, O Jerusalem, so that you may be saved. How long will you harbor wicked thoughts within you?

King James Bible
O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

New King James Version
O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, That you may be saved. How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you?

New American Standard Bible
Wash your heart from evil, Jerusalem, So that you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts Lodge within you?

NASB 1995
Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem, That you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts Lodge within you?

NASB 1977
Wash your heart from evil, O Jerusalem, That you may be saved. How long will your wicked thoughts Lodge within you?

Amplified Bible
O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, That you may be saved. How long will your wicked and immoral thoughts Lodge within you?

Christian Standard Bible
Wash the evil from your heart, Jerusalem, so that you will be delivered. How long will you harbor malicious thoughts?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Wash the evil from your heart, Jerusalem, so that you will be delivered. How long will you harbor malicious thoughts within you?

American Standard Version
O Jerusalem, wash thy heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thine evil thoughts lodge within thee?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Wash your heart from evil, Jerusalem, so that you may be saved! How long will your evil intentions stay within you?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Cleanse thine heart from wickedness, O Jerusalem, that thou mayest be saved: how long will thy grievous thoughts be within thee?

Contemporary English Version
But Jerusalem, there is still time for you to be saved. Wash the evil from your hearts and stop making sinful plans,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wash thy heart from wickedness, O Jerusalem, that thou mayst be saved: how long shall hurtful thoughts abide in thee?

English Revised Version
O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thine evil thoughts lodge within thee?

Good News Translation
Jerusalem, wash the evil from your heart, so that you may be saved. How long will you go on thinking sinful thoughts?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jerusalem, wash the evil from your heart so that you may be rescued. Don't continue making evil plans.

International Standard Version
Jerusalem, wash your evil from your heart so that you may be delivered. How long will you harbor evil schemes within you?

JPS Tanakh 1917
O Jerusalem, wash thy heart from wickedness, That thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy baleful thoughts Lodge within thee?

Literal Standard Version
Wash evil from your heart, O Jerusalem, That you may be saved, Until when do you lodge in your heart Thoughts of your strength?

NET Bible
"Oh people of Jerusalem, purify your hearts from evil so that you may yet be delivered. How long will you continue to harbor up wicked schemes within you?

New Heart English Bible
Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you?

World English Bible
Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you?

Young's Literal Translation
Wash from evil thy heart, O Jerusalem, That thou mayest be saved, Till when dost thou lodge in thy heart Thoughts of thy strength?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Disaster from the North
13Behold, he advances like the clouds, his chariots like the whirlwind. His horses are swifter than eagles. Woe to us, for we are ruined! 14Wash the evil from your heart, O Jerusalem, so that you may be saved. How long will you harbor wicked thoughts within you? 15For a voice resounds from Dan, proclaiming disaster from the hills of Ephraim.…

Cross References
James 4:8
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Psalm 51:2
Wash me clean of my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.

Proverbs 1:22
"How long, O simple ones, will you love your simple ways? How long will scoffers delight in their scorn and fools hate knowledge?

Jeremiah 2:22
Although you wash with lye and use an abundance of soap, the stain of your guilt is still before Me," declares the Lord GOD.

Jeremiah 6:19
Hear, O earth! I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their own schemes, because they have paid no attention to My word and have rejected My instruction.

Jeremiah 13:27
Your adulteries and lustful neighings, your shameless prostitution on the hills and in the fields--I have seen your detestable acts. Woe to you, O Jerusalem! How long will you remain unclean?"

Jeremiah 17:1
"The sin of Judah is written with an iron stylus, engraved with a diamond point on the tablets of their hearts and on the horns of their altars.


Treasury of Scripture

O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

wash

Isaiah 1:16-19
Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; …

Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Ezekiel 18:31
Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

how long

Jeremiah 13:27
I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean? when shall it once be?

Psalm 66:18
If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

Psalm 119:113
SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.









(14) O Jerusalem.--The prophet's answer to the cry that comes from the city. In that "washing of the heart" which had seemed impossible before (Jeremiah 2:22), but is thought of now as "possible with God," is the one hope of salvation. (Comp. Isaiah 1:16.)

Vain thoughts.--The Hebrew has a force which the English does not reproduce, thoughts of vanity, thoughts of aven, i.e., of the word which had been specially applied, as in Beth-aven for Beth-el (the "house of vanity" for the "house of God") to the idols which Israel and Judah worshipped (Hosea 4:15; Hosea 10:5; Amos 5:5). . . .

Verse 14. - Thy vain thoughts. The phrase specially belongs to sins against one's neighbor - such sins as are described in Jeremiah 7:5-9 (Keil). "Vain" should rather be "wicked" (immoral); the root-meaning of the noun is "a breath" (the symbol of material or moral emptiness).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Wash
כַּבְּסִ֨י (kab·bə·sî)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's 3526: To trample, to wash

the evil
מֵרָעָ֤ה (mê·rā·‘āh)
Preposition-m | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

from your heart,
לִבֵּךְ֙ (lib·bêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

O Jerusalem,
יְר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם (yə·rū·šā·lim)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

so that
לְמַ֖עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's 4616: Purpose -- intent

you may be saved.
תִּוָּשֵׁ֑עִי (tiw·wā·šê·‘î)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

How long
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

will you harbor
תָּלִ֥ין (tā·lîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3885: To stop, to stay permanently, to be obstinate

wicked
אוֹנֵֽךְ׃ (’ō·w·nêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

thoughts
מַחְשְׁב֥וֹת (maḥ·šə·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 4284: A contrivance, a texture, machine, intention, plan

within you?
בְּקִרְבֵּ֖ךְ (bə·qir·bêḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 7130: The nearest part, the center


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