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 your deeds have brought this upon you. This is your punishment. How bitter it is, because it pierces to the heart!”

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

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!

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

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.

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!

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!"

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."

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness because it is bitter, because it reaches unto thine heart.

King James 2000 Bible
Your way and your doings have procured these things unto you; this is your wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reaches unto your heart.

American King James Version
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.

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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Thy way and thy doings have procured these things to thee; this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth to thy 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.
Study Bible
Disaster from the North
17They surround her like men guarding a field, because she has rebelled against Me, declares the LORD. 18Your ways and your 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.







Lexicon
Your ways
דַּרְכֵּךְ֙ (dar·kêḵ)
Noun - common singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 4611: A deed, practice

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

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

This
זֹ֤את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 7451: Bad, evil

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

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

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

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

heart!”
לִבֵּֽךְ׃ (lib·bêḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre
(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. 4:5-18 The fierce conqueror of the neighbouring nations was to make Judah desolate. The prophet was afflicted to see the people lulled into security by false prophets. The approach of the enemy is described. Some attention was paid in Jerusalem to outward reformation; but it was necessary that their hearts should be washed, in the exercise of true repentance and faith, from the love and pollution of sin. When lesser calamities do not rouse sinners and reform nations, sentence will be given against them. The Lord's voice declares that misery is approaching, especially against wicked professors of the gospel; when it overtakes them, it will be plainly seen that the fruit of wickedness is bitter, and the end is fatal.
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