Jeremiah 5:9
New International Version
Should I not punish them for this?” declares the LORD. “Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?

New Living Translation
Should I not punish them for this?” says the LORD. “Should I not avenge myself against such a nation?

English Standard Version
Shall I not punish them for these things? declares the LORD; and shall I not avenge myself on a nation such as this?

Berean Study Bible
Should I not punish them for these things?” declares the LORD. “Should I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?

King James Bible
Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

New King James Version
Shall I not punish them for these things?” says the LORD. “And shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?

New American Standard Bible
“Shall I not punish them for these things?” declares the LORD, “And shall I not avenge Myself On a nation such as this?

NASB 1995
“Shall I not punish these people,” declares the LORD, “And on a nation such as this Shall I not avenge Myself?

NASB 1977
“Shall I not punish these people,” declares the LORD, “And on a nation such as this Shall I not avenge Myself?

Amplified Bible
“Shall I not punish them [for these things]?” says the LORD; “Shall I not avenge Myself On a nation such as this?”

Christian Standard Bible
Should I not punish them for these things? This is the LORD’s declaration. Should I not avenge myself on such a nation as this?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Should I not punish them for these things? This is the LORD’s declaration. Should I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?

American Standard Version
Shall I not visit for these things? saith Jehovah; and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For these things shall I not adjudge, says LORD JEHOVAH, and with a people that is so, will not my soul be avenged?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Shall I not visit for these things? saith the Lord: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this.

Contemporary English Version
Why shouldn't I punish the people of Judah?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall I not visit for these things, sayeth the Lord? and shall not my soul take revenge on such a nation?

English Revised Version
shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Good News Translation
Shouldn't I punish them for these things and take revenge on a nation such as this?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will punish them for these things," declares the LORD. "I will punish this nation.

International Standard Version
"Should I not punish them for these things?" asks the LORD, "And on a nation like this, should I not seek retribution?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall I not punish for these things? Saith the LORD; And shall not My soul be avenged On such a nation as this?

Literal Standard Version
Do I not lay a charge for these?” A declaration of YHWH, “And on a nation such as this, Does My soul not avenge itself?

NET Bible
I will surely punish them for doing such things!" says the LORD. "I will surely bring retribution on such a nation as this!"

New Heart English Bible
Shouldn't I punish them for these things?" says the LORD; "and shouldn't my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

World English Bible
Shouldn't I punish them for these things?" says Yahweh; "and shouldn't my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Young's Literal Translation
For these do I not lay a charge? An affirmation of Jehovah, And on a nation such as this, Doth not My soul avenge itself?

Additional Translations ...
Context
No One is Just
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? 10Go up through her vineyards and ravage them, but do not finish them off. Strip off her branches, for they do not belong to the LORD.…

Cross References
Isaiah 57:6
Your portion is among the smooth stones of the valley; indeed, they are your lot. Even to them you have poured out a drink offering and offered a grain offering. Should I relent because of these?

Jeremiah 5:10
Go up through her vineyards and ravage them, but do not finish them off. Strip off her branches, for they do not belong to the LORD.

Jeremiah 5:29
Should I not punish them for these things?" declares the LORD. "Should I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?

Jeremiah 9:9
Should I not punish them for these things? declares the LORD. Should I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?"

Jeremiah 32:31
For this city has aroused My wrath and fury from the day it was built until now. Therefore I will remove it from My presence

Lamentations 3:42
"We have sinned and rebelled; You have not forgiven."


Treasury of Scripture

Shall I not visit for these things? said the LORD: and shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

I not visit.

Jeremiah 5:29
Shall I not visit for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Jeremiah 9:9
Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?

Jeremiah 23:2
Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.

and shall.

Jeremiah 44:22
So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which ye have committed; therefore is your land a desolation, and an astonishment, and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.

Leviticus 26:25
And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall avenge the quarrel of my covenant: and when ye are gathered together within your cities, I will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy.

Deuteronomy 32:35,43
To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Should I not
לוֹא־ (lō·w-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

punish
אֶפְקֹ֖ד (’ep̄·qōḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

them for
הַֽעַל־ (ha·‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

these things?”
אֵ֥לֶּה (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5002: An oracle

the LORD.
יְהֹוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

“Should I not
לֹ֥א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

avenge
תִתְנַקֵּ֖ם (ṯiṯ·naq·qêm)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5358: To grudge, avenge, punish

Myself
נַפְשִֽׁי׃ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

on such a nation
בְּג֣וֹי (bə·ḡō·w)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

as this?
כָּזֶ֔ה (kā·zeh)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that


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