Jeremiah 44:23
New International Version
Because you have burned incense and have sinned against the LORD and have not obeyed him or followed his law or his decrees or his stipulations, this disaster has come upon you, as you now see.”

New Living Translation
All these terrible things happened to you because you have burned incense to idols and sinned against the LORD. You have refused to obey him and have not followed his instructions, his decrees, and his laws.”

English Standard Version
It is because you made offerings and because you sinned against the LORD and did not obey the voice of the LORD or walk in his law and in his statutes and in his testimonies that this disaster has happened to you, as at this day.”

Berean Study Bible
Because you burned incense and sinned against the LORD, and did not obey the voice of the LORD or walk in His instruction, His statutes, and His testimonies, this disaster has befallen you, as you see today.”

King James Bible
Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at this day.

New King James Version
Because you have burned incense and because you have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD or walked in His law, in His statutes or in His testimonies, therefore this calamity has happened to you, as at this day.”

New American Standard Bible
Since you have burned sacrifices and have sinned against the LORD and not obeyed the voice of the LORD nor walked in His Law, His statutes, or His testimonies, therefore this disaster has happened to you, as it has this day.”

NASB 1995
“Because you have burned sacrifices and have sinned against the LORD and not obeyed the voice of the LORD or walked in His law, His statutes or His testimonies, therefore this calamity has befallen you, as it has this day.”

NASB 1977
“Because you have burned sacrifices and have sinned against the LORD and not obeyed the voice of the LORD or walked in His law, His statutes or His testimonies, therefore this calamity has befallen you, as it has this day.”

Amplified Bible
Because you have burned sacrifices [to idols] and because you have sinned against the LORD and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD or walked in His law and in His statutes and in His testimonies, therefore this tragedy has fallen on you, as it has this day.”

Christian Standard Bible
Because you burned incense and sinned against the LORD and didn’t obey the LORD and didn’t follow his instruction, his statutes, and his testimonies, this disaster has come to you, as you see today.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because you burned incense and sinned against the LORD and didn’t obey the LORD’s voice and didn’t follow His instruction, His statutes, and His testimonies, this disaster has come to you, as you see today.”

American Standard Version
Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against Jehovah, and have not obeyed the voice of Jehovah, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as it is this day.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because you offered incense and you have sinned against LORD JEHOVAH and you have not listened to the voice of LORD JEHOVAH, and in his Law and in his covenant and in his testimony you have not walked; because of this, this evil has overtaken you as today”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
because of your burning incense, and because of the things wherein ye sinned against the Lord: and ye have not hearkened to the voice of the Lord, and have not walked in his ordinances, and in his law, and in his testimonies; and so these evils have come upon you.

Contemporary English Version
This disaster happened because you worshiped other gods and rebelled against the LORD by refusing to obey him or follow his laws and teachings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because you have sacrificed to idols, and have sinned against the Lord: and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have not walked in his law, and in his commandments, and in his testimonies: therefore are these evils come upon you, as at this day.

English Revised Version
Because ye have burned incense, and because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as it is this day.

Good News Translation
This present disaster has come on you because you offered sacrifices to other gods and sinned against the LORD by not obeying all his commands."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You burned incense as offerings to other gods, sinned against the LORD, and wouldn't obey him. You didn't live by his teachings, decrees, or written instructions. That is why you have met with this disaster as it is today."

International Standard Version
Because you offered sacrifices and sinned against the LORD, you didn't obey the LORD and didn't live according to his Law, his statutes, or his testimonies; therefore, this disaster has happened to you, as is the case today."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because ye have offered, and because ye have sinned against the LORD, and have not hearkened to the voice of the LORD, nor walked in His law, nor in His statutes, nor in His testimonies; therefore this evil is happened unto you, as at this day.'

Literal Standard Version
Because that you have made incense, and because you have sinned against YHWH, and have not listened to the voice of YHWH, and have not walked in His law, and in His statutes, and in His testimonies, therefore this calamity has met you as [at] this day.”

NET Bible
You have sacrificed to other gods! You have sinned against the LORD! You have not obeyed the LORD! You have not followed his laws, his statutes, and his decrees! That is why this disaster that is evident to this day has happened to you."

New Heart English Bible
Because you have burned incense, and because you have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil has happened to you, as it is this day."

World English Bible
Because you have burned incense, and because you have sinned against Yahweh, and have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil has happened to you, as it is this day.

Young's Literal Translation
Because that ye have made perfume, and because ye have sinned against Jehovah, and have not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah, and in His law, and in His statutes, and in His testimonies ye have not walked, therefore hath this evil met you as at this day.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Calamity for the Jews
22So the LORD could no longer endure the evil deeds and detestable acts you committed, and your land became a desolation, a horror, and an object of cursing, without inhabitant, as it is this day. 23Because you burned incense and sinned against the LORD, and did not obey the voice of the LORD or walk in His instruction, His statutes, and His testimonies, this disaster has befallen you, as you see today.” 24Then Jeremiah said to all the people, including all the women, “Hear the word of the LORD, all those of Judah who are in the land of Egypt.…

Cross References
1 Kings 9:9
And others will answer, 'Because they have forsaken the LORD their God who brought their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them--because of this, the LORD has brought all this disaster upon them.'"

Nehemiah 13:18
Did not your forefathers do the same things, so that our God brought all this disaster on us and on this city? And now you are rekindling His wrath against Israel by profaning the Sabbath!"

Psalm 78:10
They failed to keep God's covenant and refused to live by His law.

Psalm 119:136
My eyes shed streams of tears because Your law is not obeyed.

Psalm 119:150
Those who follow after wickedness draw near; they are far from Your law.

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

Jeremiah 26:4
And you are to tell them that this is what the LORD says: 'If you do not listen to Me and walk in My law, which I have set before you,


Treasury of Scripture

Because you have burned incense, and because you have sinned against the LORD, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened to you, as at this day.

ye have burned

Jeremiah 44:8
In that ye provoke me unto wrath with the works of your hands, burning incense unto other gods in the land of Egypt, whither ye be gone to dwell, that ye might cut yourselves off, and that ye might be a curse and a reproach among all the nations of the earth?

Jeremiah 18:21
Therefore deliver up their children to the famine, and pour out their blood by the force of the sword; and let their wives be bereaved of their children, and be widows; and let their men be put to death; let their young men be slain by the sword in battle.

Jeremiah 32:31-33
For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and of my fury from the day that they built it even unto this day; that I should remove it from before my face, …

nor walked

Psalm 119:155
Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.

nor in his testimonies

Psalm 78:56
Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies:

therefore

1 Kings 9:9
And they shall answer, Because they forsook the LORD their God, who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.

Nehemiah 13:18
Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath.

Daniel 9:11,12
Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Because
מִפְּנֵי֩ (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

you burned incense
קִטַּרְתֶּ֜ם (qiṭ·ṭar·tem)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 6999: To smoke, turn into fragrance by fire

and sinned
חֲטָאתֶ֣ם (ḥă·ṭā·ṯem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 2398: To miss, to sin, to forfeit, lack, expiate, repent, lead astray, condemn

against the LORD,
לַיהוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

and did not
וְלֹ֤א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

obey
שְׁמַעְתֶּם֙ (šə·ma‘·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

the voice
בְּק֣וֹל (bə·qō·wl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound

of the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

[or]
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

walk
הֲלַכְתֶּ֑ם (hă·laḵ·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

in
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

His instruction,
וּבְתֹרָת֧וֹ (ū·ḇə·ṯō·rā·ṯōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law

His statutes,
וּבְחֻקֹּתָ֛יו (ū·ḇə·ḥuq·qō·ṯāw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2708: Something prescribed, an enactment, statute

and His testimonies,
וּבְעֵדְוֺתָ֖יו (ū·ḇə·‘ê·ḏə·wō·ṯāw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5715: Testimony

this
הַזֹּ֖את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

disaster
הָרָעָ֥ה (hā·rā·‘āh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 7451: Bad, evil

has befallen you,
קָרָ֥את (qā·rāṯ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 7122: To encounter, befall

as you see today.”
כַּיּ֥וֹם (kay·yō·wm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3117: A day


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