Jeremiah 7:8
New International Version
But look, you are trusting in deceptive words that are worthless.

New Living Translation
“‘Don’t be fooled into thinking that you will never suffer because the Temple is here. It’s a lie!

English Standard Version
“Behold, you trust in deceptive words to no avail.

Berean Study Bible
But look, you keep trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

King James Bible
Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

New King James Version
“Behold, you trust in lying words that cannot profit.

New American Standard Bible
“Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

NASB 1995
"Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

NASB 1977
“Behold, you are trusting in deceptive words to no avail.

Amplified Bible
“Behold, you are trusting in deceptive and useless words that bring no benefit.

Christian Standard Bible
But look, you keep trusting in deceitful words that cannot help.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But look, you keep trusting in deceitful words that cannot help.

American Standard Version
Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And behold, you trust on a lying word that does not profit

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But whereas ye have trusted in lying words, whereby ye shall not be profited;

Contemporary English Version
But just look at what is happening! You put your trust in worthless lies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold you put your trust in lying words, which shall not profit you:

English Revised Version
Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

Good News Translation
"Look, you put your trust in deceitful words.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'You are trusting the words of a saying. It's a lie that cannot help you.

International Standard Version
"Look, you're trusting in deceptive words that cannot benefit.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

Literal Standard Version
Behold, you are trusting for yourselves "" On the words of falsehood, so as not to profit.

NET Bible
"'But just look at you! You are putting your confidence in a false belief that will not deliver you.

New Heart English Bible
Look, you trust in lying words, that can't profit.

World English Bible
Behold, you trust in lying words, that can't profit.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, ye are trusting for yourselves On the words of falsehood, so as not to profit.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate
7then I will let you live in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers forever and ever. 8But look, you keep trusting in deceptive words to no avail. 9Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal, and follow other gods that you have not known,…

Cross References
Isaiah 59:4
No one calls for justice; no one pleads his case honestly. They rely on empty pleas; they tell lies; they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.

Jeremiah 7:4
Do not trust in deceptive words, chanting: 'This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD.'

Jeremiah 23:32
"Indeed," declares the LORD, "I am against those who prophesy false dreams and retell them to lead My people astray with their reckless lies. It was not I who sent them or commanded them, and they are of no benefit at all to these people," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 28:15
Then the prophet Jeremiah said to the prophet Hananiah, "Listen, Hananiah! The LORD did not send you, but you have persuaded this people to trust in a lie.


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, you trust in lying words, that cannot profit.

ye trust.

Jeremiah 7:4
Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, are these.

Jeremiah 4:10
Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely thou hast greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, Ye shall have peace; whereas the sword reacheth unto the soul.

Jeremiah 5:31
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?









(8) Lying words.--With special reference to those already cited in Jeremiah 7:4.

Verses 8-15. The formalism of Jewish religion exposed. The lesson of Shiloh. Verse 8. - Lying words; such as those quoted in ver. 4.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But look,
הִנֵּ֤ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

you
אַתֶּם֙ (’at·tem)
Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

keep trusting
בֹּטְחִ֣ים (bō·ṭə·ḥîm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 982: To trust, be confident, sure

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

deceptive
הַשָּׁ֑קֶר (haš·šā·qer)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8267: Deception, disappointment, falsehood

words
דִּבְרֵ֖י (diḇ·rê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

to no
לְבִלְתִּ֖י (lə·ḇil·tî)
Preposition-l
Strong's 1115: A failure of, not, except, without, unless, besides, because not, until

avail.
הוֹעִֽיל׃ (hō·w·‘îl)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3276: To confer or gain profit or benefit


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