Jeremiah 44:4
New International Version
Again and again I sent my servants the prophets, who said, 'Do not do this detestable thing that I hate!'

New Living Translation
“Again and again I sent my servants, the prophets, to plead with them, ‘Don’t do these horrible things that I hate so much.’

English Standard Version
Yet I persistently sent to you all my servants the prophets, saying, ‘Oh, do not do this abomination that I hate!’

Berean Study Bible
Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets again and again, saying: ‘Do not do this detestable thing that I hate.’

King James Bible
Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

New King James Version
However I have sent to you all My servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, “Oh, do not do this abominable thing that I hate!”

New American Standard Bible
Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets again and again, saying, “Oh, do not do this abominable thing which I hate.”

NASB 1995
'Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets, again and again, saying, "Oh, do not do this abominable thing which I hate."

NASB 1977
‘Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets, again and again, saying, “Oh, do not do this abominable thing which I hate.”

Amplified Bible
Yet I sent to you all My servants the prophets, again and again, saying, “Oh, do not do this shamefully vile thing which I hate.”

Christian Standard Bible
So I sent you all my servants the prophets time and time again, saying, ‘Don’t commit this detestable action that I hate.’

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So I sent you all My servants the prophets time and time again, saying: Don't do this detestable thing that I hate.

American Standard Version
Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I sent to them all my Servants the Prophets. I went early and I sent and I said, ‘You shall not practice this defilement that I hate!’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
yet I sent to you my servants the prophets early in the morning, and I sent, saying, Do not ye this abominable thing which I hate.

Contemporary English Version
Time after time I sent my servants the prophets to tell the people of Judah how much I hated their disgusting sins. The prophets warned them to stop sinning,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early, and sending, and saying: Do not commit this abominable thing, which I hate.

English Revised Version
Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

Good News Translation
I kept sending you my servants the prophets, who told you not to do this terrible thing that I hate.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I have sent my servants the prophets to you again and again to tell you not to do these detestable things that I hate.

International Standard Version
Yet I sent all my servants the prophets to you again and again, saying, "Don't do this repulsive thing that I hate."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Howbeit I sent unto you all My servants the prophets, sending them betimes and often, saying: Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

Literal Standard Version
And I send to you all My servants the prophets, rising early and sending, saying, Please do not do this abomination that I have hated—

NET Bible
I sent my servants the prophets to you people over and over again warning you not to do this disgusting thing I hate.

New Heart English Bible
However I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, 'Oh, do not do this abominable thing that I hate.'

World English Bible
However I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising up early and sending them, saying, Oh, don't do this abominable thing that I hate.

Young's Literal Translation
'And I send unto you all my servants, the prophets, rising early and sending, saying: I pray you, do not this abomination that I have hated --

Additional Translations ...
Context
Judgment on the Jews in Egypt
3because of the evil they have done. They provoked Me to anger by continuing to burn incense and to serve other gods that neither they nor you nor your fathers ever knew. 4Yet I sent you all My servants the prophets again and again, saying: ‘Do not do this detestable thing that I hate.’ 5But they did not listen or incline their ears; they did not turn from their wickedness or stop burning incense to other gods.…

Cross References
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 7:25
From the day your fathers came out of the land of Egypt until this day, I have sent you all My servants the prophets again and again.

Jeremiah 16:18
And I will first repay them double their iniquity and their sin, because they have defiled My land with the carcasses of their detestable idols, and they have filled My inheritance with their abominations."

Jeremiah 25:4
And the LORD has sent all His servants the prophets to you again and again, but you have not listened or inclined your ear to hear.

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 29:19
I will do this because they have not listened to My words, declares the LORD, which I sent to them again and again through My servants the prophets. And neither have you exiles listened, declares the LORD."

Jeremiah 32:34
They have placed their abominations in the house that bears My Name, and so have defiled it.

Jeremiah 32:35
They have built the high places of Baal in the Valley of Hinnom to make their sons and daughters pass through the fire to Molech--something I never commanded them, nor had it ever entered My mind, that they should commit such an abomination and cause Judah to sin.

Jeremiah 35:15
Again and 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 8:10
So I went in and looked, and engraved all around the wall was every kind of crawling creature and detestable beast, along with all the idols of the house of Israel.

Daniel 9:6
We have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings, leaders, and fathers, and to all the people of the land.

Zechariah 7:7
Are these not the words that the LORD proclaimed through the earlier prophets, when Jerusalem and its surrounding towns were populous and prosperous, and the Negev and the foothills were inhabited?'"


Treasury of Scripture

However, I sent to you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.

I sent

Jeremiah 7:13,25
And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not; …

Jeremiah 25:3,4
From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that is the three and twentieth year, the word of the LORD hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened…

Jeremiah 26:5
To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;

this

Jeremiah 16:18
And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land, they have filled mine inheritance with the carcases of their detestable and abominable things.

Ezekiel 8:10
So I went in and saw; and behold every form of creeping things, and abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, pourtrayed upon the wall round about.

Ezekiel 16:36,47
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thy abominations, and by the blood of thy children, which thou didst give unto them; …









(4) Rising early and sending them . . .--The prophet uses the same anthropomorphic language as of old (Jeremiah 7:25; Jeremiah 25:4; Jeremiah 26:5; Jeremiah 29:19). The term "abominable thing," or "abomination," though common in many of the books of the Old Testament, as in the Proverbs, where it is applied to moral enormities (e.g., Proverbs 3:32; Proverbs 6:16), is specially characteristic, as applied to idolatry, of Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 27:15; Deuteronomy 32:16), Jeremiah (here and Jeremiah 7:10; Jeremiah 8:12; Jeremiah 32:35), and Ezek. (Ezekiel 5:11, and some forty other passages).



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Yet I sent
וָאֶשְׁלַ֤ח (wā·’eš·laḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

you
אֲלֵיכֶם֙ (’ă·lê·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

My servants
עֲבָדַ֣י (‘ă·ḇā·ḏay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5650: Slave, servant

the prophets
הַנְּבִיאִ֔ים (han·nə·ḇî·’îm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5030: A spokesman, speaker, prophet

again and again,
הַשְׁכֵּ֥ים (haš·kêm)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 7925: To load up, to start early in the morning

saying:
לֵאמֹ֑ר (lê·mōr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

do
תַעֲשׂ֗וּ (ṯa·‘ă·śū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 6213: To do, make

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,

detestable
הַתֹּעֵבָ֥ה (hat·tō·‘ê·ḇāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8441: Something disgusting, an abhorrence, idolatry, an idol

thing
דְּבַֽר־ (də·ḇar-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

I hate.’
שָׂנֵֽאתִי׃ (śā·nê·ṯî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 8130: To hate


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