Jeremiah 4:18
New International Version
“Your own conduct and actions have brought this on you. This is your punishment. How bitter it is! How it pierces to the heart!”

New Living Translation
“Your own actions have brought this upon you. This punishment is bitter, piercing you to the heart!”

English Standard Version
Your ways and your deeds have brought this upon you. This is your doom, and it is bitter; it has reached your very heart.”

Berean Study Bible
“Your ways and deeds have brought this upon you. This is your punishment; how bitter it is, because it pierces to the heart!”

King James Bible
Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth unto thine heart.

New King James Version
“Your ways and your doings Have procured these things for you. This is your wickedness, Because it is bitter, Because it reaches to your heart.”

New American Standard Bible
“Your ways and your deeds Have brought these things upon you. This is your evil. How bitter! How it has touched your heart!”

NASB 1995
“Your ways and your deeds Have brought these things to you. This is your evil. How bitter! How it has touched your heart!”

NASB 1977
“Your ways and your deeds Have brought these things to you. This is your evil. How bitter! How it has touched your heart!”

Amplified Bible
“Your ways and your deeds Have brought these things on you. This is your tragedy and doom; how bitter, How it has touched your heart!”

Christian Standard Bible
Your way and your actions have brought this on you. This is your punishment. It is very bitter, because it has reached your heart!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your way of life and your actions have brought this on you. This is your punishment. It is very bitter, because it has reached your heart!

American Standard Version
Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness; for it is bitter, for it reacheth unto thy heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your ways and your works have produced these things for you. This is your evil which has been bitter and it has come unto your heart”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thy ways and thy devices have brought these things upon thee; this is thy wickedness, for it is bitter, for it has reached to thy heart.

Contemporary English Version
"People of Judah, your hearts will be in pain, but it's your own fault that you will be punished."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thy ways, and thy devices have brought these things upon thee: this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it hath touched thy heart.

English Revised Version
Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness; for it is bitter, for it reacheth unto thine heart.

Good News Translation
Judah, you have brought this on yourself by the way you have lived and by the things you have done. Your sin has caused this suffering; it has stabbed you through the heart.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"You brought this on yourself. This is your punishment. It is bitter. It breaks your heart."

International Standard Version
"Your lifestyles and your actions have brought these things on you. This is your calamity—it is indeed bitter, for it has reached your heart!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thy way and thy doings have procured These things unto thee; This is thy wickedness; yea, it is bitter, Yea, it reacheth unto thy heart.

Literal Standard Version
“Your way and your doings have done these to you, This [is] your distress, for [it is] bitter, For it has struck to your heart.”

NET Bible
"The way you have lived and the things you have done will bring this on you. This is the punishment you deserve, and it will be painful indeed. The pain will be so bad it will pierce your heart."

New Heart English Bible
"Your way and your doings have brought these things to you. This is your wickedness; for it is bitter, for it reaches to your heart."

World English Bible
"Your way and your doings have brought these things to you. This is your wickedness; for it is bitter, for it reaches to your heart."

Young's Literal Translation
Thy way and thy doings have done these to thee, This is thy vexation, for it is bitter, For it hath struck unto thy heart.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Disaster from the North
17They surround her like men guarding a field, because she has rebelled against Me,” declares the LORD. 18“Your ways and deeds have brought this upon you. This is your punishment; how bitter it is, because it pierces to the heart!”

Cross References
Psalm 107:17
Fools, in their rebellious ways, and through their iniquities, suffered affliction.

Isaiah 50:1
This is what the LORD says: "Where is your mother's certificate of divorce with which I sent her away? Or to which of My creditors did I sell you? Look, you were sold for your iniquities, and for your transgressions your mother was sent away.

Jeremiah 2:17
Have you not brought this on yourself by forsaking the LORD your God when He led you in the way?

Jeremiah 2:19
Your own evil will discipline you; your own apostasies will reprimand you. Consider and realize how evil and bitter it is for you to forsake the LORD your God and to have no fear of Me," declares the Lord GOD of Hosts.

Jeremiah 5:25
Your iniquities have diverted these from you; your sins have deprived you of My bounty.

Ezekiel 39:24
I dealt with them according to their uncleanness and transgressions, and I hid My face from them.

Hosea 7:2
But they fail to consider in their hearts that I remember all their evil. Now their deeds are all around them; they are before My face.


Treasury of Scripture

Your way and your doings have procured these things to you; this is your wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reaches to your heart.

Thy way.

Jeremiah 2:17,19
Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way? …

Jeremiah 5:19
And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say, Wherefore doeth the LORD our God all these things unto us? then shalt thou answer them, Like as ye have forsaken me, and served strange gods in your land, so shall ye serve strangers in a land that is not yours.

Jeremiah 6:19
Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.

it reacheth.

Jeremiah 4:10
Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.









(18) This is thy wickedness.--Better, this is thy evil. She was reaping the fruit of her own doing, and this gave her sorrows a fresh bitterness. The Hebrew word, like the English "evil," includes both guilt and its punishment.

Verse 18. - This is thy wickedness; i.e. the effect of thy wickedness. (For the following words, comp. Jeremiah 2:19; Jeremiah 4:10.) Because; rather, truly.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Your ways
דַּרְכֵּךְ֙ (dar·kêḵ)
Noun - common singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

and your deeds
וּמַ֣עֲלָלַ֔יִךְ (ū·ma·‘ă·lā·la·yiḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 4611: A deed, practice

have brought
עָשׂ֥וֹ (‘ā·śōw)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 6213: To do, make

this upon you.
אֵ֖לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

This
זֹ֤את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

is your punishment.
רָעָתֵךְ֙ (rā·‘ā·ṯêḵ)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

How bitter it is,
מָ֔ר (mār)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 4751: Bitter, bitterness, bitterly

because
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

it pierces
נָגַ֖ע (nā·ḡa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

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

heart!”
לִבֵּֽךְ׃ (lib·bêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre


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