Jeremiah 5:8
New International Version
They are well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for another man’s wife.

New Living Translation
They are well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for his neighbor’s wife.

English Standard Version
They were well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing for his neighbor’s wife.

Berean Study Bible
They are well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing after his neighbor’s wife.

King James Bible
They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbour's wife.

New King James Version
They were like well-fed lusty stallions; Every one neighed after his neighbor’s wife.

New American Standard Bible
“They were well-fed lusty horses, Each one neighing at his neighbor’s wife.

NASB 1995
“They were well-fed lusty horses, Each one neighing after his neighbor’s wife.

NASB 1977
“They were well-fed lusty horses, Each one neighing after his neighbor’s wife.

Amplified Bible
“They were like well-fed, lusty stallions, Each one neighing after his neighbor’s wife.

Christian Standard Bible
They are well-fed, eager stallions, each neighing after someone else’s wife.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are well-fed, eager stallions, each neighing after someone else’s wife.

American Standard Version
they were as fed horses roaming at large; every one neighed after his neighbor's wife.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As strong horses they have been lusting, each man, for the wife of his neighbor; they were neighing!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They became as wanton horses: they neighed each one after his neighbour's wife.

Contemporary English Version
You are no better than animals, and you always want sex with someone else's wife.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are become as amorous horses and stallions, every one neighed after his neighbor's wife.

Good News Translation
They were like well-fed stallions wild with desire, each lusting for his neighbor's wife.

International Standard Version
They were well-fed, lusty stallions, each one neighing after his neighbor's wife.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They are become as well-fed horses, lusty stallions; Every one neigheth after his neighbour's wife.

Literal Standard Version
Fed horses—they have been early risers, They each neigh to the wife of his neighbor.

New American Bible
They are lustful stallions, each neighs after the other’s wife.

NET Bible
They are like lusty, well-fed stallions. Each of them lusts after his neighbor's wife.

New Revised Standard Version
They were well-fed lusty stallions, each neighing for his neighbor’s wife.

New Heart English Bible
They were as fed horses roaming at large: everyone neighed after his neighbor's wife.

World English Bible
They were as fed horses roaming at large: everyone neighed after his neighbor's wife.

Young's Literal Translation
Fed horses -- they have been early risers, Each to the wife of his neighbour they neigh.

Additional Translations ...
Context
No One is Just
7“Why should I forgive you? Your children have forsaken Me and sworn by gods that are not gods. I satisfied their needs, yet they committed adultery and assembled at the houses of prostitutes. 8They are well-fed, lusty stallions, each neighing after his neighbor’s wife. 9Should I not punish them for these things?” declares the LORD. “Should I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?…

Cross References
Jeremiah 9:2
If only I had a traveler's lodge in the wilderness, I would abandon my people and depart from them, for they are all adulterers, a crowd of faithless people.

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 29:23
For they have committed an outrage in Israel by committing adultery with the wives of their neighbors and speaking lies in My name, which I did not command them to do. I am He who knows, and I am a witness, declares the LORD."

Jeremiah 50:11
"Because you rejoice, because you sing in triumph--you who plunder My inheritance--because you frolic like a heifer treading grain and neigh like stallions,

Ezekiel 22:11
One man commits an abomination with his neighbor's wife; another wickedly defiles his daughter-in-law; and yet another violates his sister, his own father's daughter.


Treasury of Scripture

They were as fed horses in the morning: every one neighed after his neighbor's wife.

every one.

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?

Genesis 39:9
There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

Exodus 20:14,17
Thou shalt not commit adultery…











(8) They were as fed horses in the morning.--Better, As fed stallion horses they rove about. The animal passion is taken, as in Ezekiel 23:20, (1) as answering to the same passion in man; (2) as symbolical of the lust for idolatrous ritual. (Comp. Jeremiah 2:24.)

Verse 8. - As fed horses in the morning. The rendering fed horses has considerable authority. "Lustful horses" is also possible; this represents the reading of the Hebrew margin. The following word in the Hebrew is extremely difficult. "In the morning" cannot be right, as it is against grammar; but it is not easy to furnish a substitute. Most moderns render "roving about;" Furst prefers "stallions."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They are
הָי֑וּ (hā·yū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

well-fed,
מְיֻזָּנִ֖ים (mə·yuz·zā·nîm)
Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 2109: To be plump, to nourish

lusty
מַשְׁכִּ֣ים (maš·kîm)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 7904: Perhaps to roam

stallions,
סוּסִ֥ים (sū·sîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5483: A swallow, swift (type of bird)

each
אִ֛ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

neighing
יִצְהָֽלוּ׃ (yiṣ·hā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6670: To gleam, be cheerful, to sound clear

after
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

his neighbor’s
רֵעֵ֖הוּ (rê·‘ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7453: Friend, companion, fellow

wife.
אֵ֥שֶׁת (’ê·šeṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female


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