Jeremiah 6:14
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New International Version
They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. 'Peace, peace,' they say, when there is no peace.

New Living Translation
They offer superficial treatments for my people's mortal wound. They give assurances of peace when there is no peace.

English Standard Version
They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace.

Berean Study Bible
They have dressed the wound of My people with very little care, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace at all.

New American Standard Bible
"They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, 'Peace, peace,' But there is no peace.

King James Bible
They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

Christian Standard Bible
They have treated my people's brokenness superficially, claiming, "Peace, peace," when there is no peace.

Contemporary English Version
All they ever offer to my deeply wounded people are empty hopes for peace.

Good News Translation
They act as if my people's wounds were only scratches. 'All is well,' they say, when all is not well.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have treated My people's brokenness superficially, claiming, "Peace, peace," when there is no peace.

International Standard Version
They treated my people's wound superficially, telling them, 'Peace, peace,' but there is no peace.

NET Bible
They offer only superficial help for the harm my people have suffered. They say, 'Everything will be all right!' But everything is not all right!

New Heart English Bible
They have healed also the hurt of my people superficially, saying, 'Peace, peace.' when there is no peace.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They treat my people's wounds as though they were not serious, saying, 'Everything is alright! Everything is alright!' But it's not alright.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They have healed also the hurt of My people lightly, Saying: 'Peace, peace', when there is no peace.

New American Standard 1977
“And they have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They treat also the destruction of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

King James 2000 Bible
They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

American King James Version
They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

American Standard Version
They have healed also the hurt of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they healed the breach of the daughter of my people disgracefully, saying: Peace, peace: and there was no peace.

Darby Bible Translation
And they have healed the breach of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace! when there is no peace.

English Revised Version
They have healed also the hurt of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

Webster's Bible Translation
They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

World English Bible
They have healed also the hurt of my people superficially, saying, 'Peace, peace!' when there is no peace.

Young's Literal Translation
And they heal the breach of the daughter of my people slightly, Saying, 'Peace, peace!' and there is no peace.
Study Bible
Jerusalem's Final Warning
13“For from the least of them to the greatest, all are greedy for gain. From prophet to priest, all practice deceit. 14They have dressed the wound of My people with very little care, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace at all. 15Were they ashamed of the abomination they committed? No, they were not at all ashamed. They did not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; when I punish them, they will collapse,” says the LORD.…
Cross References
1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, "Peace and security," destruction will come upon them suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

2 Samuel 17:3
and bring all the people back to you. When everyone returns except the man you seek, all the people will be at peace."

Isaiah 30:10
They say to the seers, "No more visions," and to the prophets, "Do not prophesy to us the truth. Speak to us pleasant words; prophesy illusions.

Jeremiah 8:11
They dress the wounds of the daughter of My people with very little care, saying, 'Peace, peace,' when there is no peace.

Jeremiah 14:13
"Ah, Lord GOD!" I replied, "Look, the prophets are telling them, 'You will not see the sword or suffer famine, but I will give you lasting peace in this place.'"

Ezekiel 13:10
Because they have led My people astray, saying, "Peace," when there is no peace, and whitewashing any flimsy wall that is built,

Ezekiel 13:16
those prophets of Israel who prophesied to Jerusalem and saw a vision of peace for her when there was no peace, declares the Lord GOD."'

Ezekiel 14:9
But if the prophet is enticed to speak a message, then it was I the LORD who enticed him, and I will stretch out My hand against him and destroy him from among My people Israel.

Micah 3:5
This is what the LORD says: "As for the prophets who lead my people astray, who proclaim peace while they chew with their teeth, but declare war against one who puts nothing in their mouths:

Treasury of Scripture

They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

healed.

Jeremiah 8:11,12 For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, …

Ezekiel 13:10 Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; …

hurt. Heb. bruise, or breach.

Jeremiah 14:17 Therefore you shall say this word to them; Let my eyes run down with …

Isaiah 1:6 From the sole of the foot even to the head there is no soundness …

Isaiah 30:26 Moreover the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, …

peace.

Jeremiah 4:10 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely you have greatly deceived this …

Jeremiah 5:12 They have belied the LORD, and said, It is not he; neither shall …

Jeremiah 14:13 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say to them, You …

Jeremiah 23:17 They say still to them that despise me, The LORD has said, You shall …

Jeremiah 28:3 Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the …

Lamentations 2:14 Your prophets have seen vain and foolish things for you: and they …

Ezekiel 13:22 Because with lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom …

Micah 2:11 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I will …

2 Peter 2:1,18,19 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there …







(14) They have healed . . . slightly.--Literally, as a thing of nought, a light matter. The words "of the daughter" are in italics, as indicating that the marginal reading of the Hebrew omits them. They are found, however, in the present text.

Peace, peace.--The word is taken almost in the sense of "health," as in Genesis 43:27-28, and elsewhere. The false prophets were as physicians who told the man suffering from a fatal disease that he was in full health. As the previous words show, the prophet has in his mind the false encouragements given by those who should have been the true guides of the people. Looking at Josiah's reformation as sufficient to win the favour of Jehovah, they met Jeremiah's warnings of coming evil by the assurance that all was well, and that invasion and conquest were far-off dangers.

Verse 14. - They have healed, etc. The full force of the verb is, "they have busied themselves about healing" (so Jeremiah 8:11; Jeremiah 51:9). Of the daughter. Our translators evidently had before them a text which omitted these words, in accordance with many Hebrew manuscripts and the Septuagint; Van der Hooght's text, however, contains them, as also does the parallel passage (Jeremiah 8:11). Slightly; or, lightly; Septuagint, ἐξουθενοῦντες. Saying, Peace, peace. Always the burden of the mere professional prophets, who, as one of a higher order - the bold, uncompromising Micah - fittingly characterizes them," bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace;" i.e. draw flattering pictures of the state and prospects of their country, in order to "line their own pockets" (Micah 3:5). They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly,.... That is, the false prophets and lying priests, who pretended to be physicians, and to heal the sickly and distempered state of the people; and they did do it, in their way, but not thoroughly; they did not search the wound to the bottom; they drew a skin over it, and made a scar of it, and called it a cure; they made light of the hurt or wound; they healed it,

making nothing of it; or "despising it", as the Septuagint: or they healed it "with reproach", as the Vulgate Latin version; in such a manner, as that it was both a reproach to them, and to the people: or, as the Targum,

"they healed the breach of the congregation of my people with their lying words;''

which are as follow:

saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace; promising them all prosperity, plenty of good things, and a continuance in their own land; when in a short time there would be none of these things, but sudden destruction would come upon them; see 1 Thessalonians 5:3. 14. hurt—the spiritual wound.

slightly—as if it were but a slight wound; or, in a slight manner, pronouncing all sound where there is no soundness.

saying—namely, the prophets and priests (Jer 6:13). Whereas they ought to warn the people of impending judgments and the need of repentance, they say there is nothing to fear.

peace—including soundness. All is sound in the nation's moral state, so all will be peace as to its political state (Jer 4:10; 8:11; 14:13; 23:17; Eze 13:5, 10; 22:28).6:9-17 When the Lord arises to take vengeance, no sinners of any age or rank, or of either sex escape. They were set upon the world, and wholly carried away by the love of it. If we judge of this sin by God's word, we find multitudes in every station and rank given up to it. Those are to be reckoned our worst and most dangerous enemies, who flatter us in a sinful way. Oh that men would be wise for their souls! Ask for the old paths; the way of godliness and righteousness has always been the way God has owned and blessed. Ask for the old paths set forth by the written word of God. When you have found the good way, go on in it, you will find abundant recompence at your journey's end. But if men will not obey the voice of God and flee to his appointed Refuge, it will plainly appear at the day of judgment, that they are ruined because they reject God's word.
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