Jeremiah 8:4
New International Version
"Say to them, 'This is what the LORD says: "'When people fall down, do they not get up? When someone turns away, do they not return?

New Living Translation
"Jeremiah, say to the people, 'This is what the LORD says: "'When people fall down, don't they get up again? When they discover they're on the wrong road, don't they turn back?

English Standard Version
“You shall say to them, Thus says the LORD: When men fall, do they not rise again? If one turns away, does he not return?

Berean Study Bible
So you are to tell them this is what the LORD says: ‘Do men fall and not get up again? Does one turn away and not return?

New American Standard Bible
"You shall say to them, 'Thus says the LORD, "Do men fall and not get up again? Does one turn away and not repent?

King James Bible
Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

Christian Standard Bible
"You are to say to them: This is what the LORD says: Do people fall and not get up again? If they turn away, do they not return?

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said: People of Jerusalem, when you stumble and fall, you get back up, and if you take a wrong road, you turn around and go back.

Good News Translation
The LORD told me to say to his people, "When someone falls down, doesn't he get back up? If someone misses the road, doesn't he turn back?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"You are to say to them: This is what the LORD says: Do people fall and not get up again? If they turn away, do they not return?

International Standard Version
"You are to say to them, 'This is what the LORD says: "Will a person fall down and then not get up? Will someone turn away and then not turn back again?

NET Bible
The LORD said to me, "Tell them, 'The LORD says, Do people not get back up when they fall down? Do they not turn around when they go the wrong way?

New Heart English Bible
"Moreover you shall tell them, 'Thus says the LORD: Shall men fall, and not rise up again? Shall one turn away, and not return?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Say to them, 'This is what the LORD says: When someone falls, he gets back up. When someone turns away from me, he returns.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Moreover thou shalt say unto them: Thus saith the LORD: Do men fall, and not rise up again? Doth one turn away, and not return?

New American Standard 1977
“And you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Do men fall and not get up again? Does one turn away and not repent?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus hath the LORD said: The one who falls, does he never arise? he who turns away, does he never return?

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover you shall say unto them, Thus says the LORD; Shall they fall, and not rise? shall he turn away, and not return?

American King James Version
Moreover you shall say to them, Thus said the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

American Standard Version
Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah: Shall men fall, and not rise up again? Shall one turn away, and not return?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thus saith the Lord, Shall not he that falls arise? or he that turns away, shall he not turn back again?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord: Shall not he that falleth, rise again? and he that is turned away, shall he not turn again?

Darby Bible Translation
And thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith Jehovah: Do [men] fall, and not rise up? Doth one turn away, and not return?

English Revised Version
Moreover thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD: shall men fall, and not rise up again? shall one turn away, and not return?

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover, thou shalt say to them, Thus saith the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

World English Bible
Moreover you shall tell them, Thus says Yahweh: Shall men fall, and not rise up again? Shall one turn away, and not return?

Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast said unto them: Thus said Jehovah, Do they fall, and not rise? Doth he turn back, and not return?
Study Bible
Judah's Sin and Punishment
3And wherever I have banished them, the remnant of this evil family will choose death over life, declares the LORD of Hosts. 4So you are to tell them this is what the LORD says: ‘Do men fall and not get up again? Does one turn away and not return? 5Why then have these people turned away? Why does Jerusalem always turn away? They cling to deceit; they refuse to return.…
Cross References
Proverbs 24:16
For though a righteous man falls seven times, he will get up, but the wicked will stumble into ruin.

Amos 5:2
"Fallen is Virgin Israel, never to rise again. She lies abandoned on her land, with no one to raise her up."

Micah 7:8
Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will arise; though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.

Treasury of Scripture

Moreover you shall say to them, Thus said the LORD; Shall they fall, and not arise? shall he turn away, and not return?

Moreover.

shall they.

Proverbs 24:16
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Hosea 14:1
O Israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen by thine iniquity.

Amos 5:2
The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.

turn.

Jeremiah 3:1,22
They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD…

Jeremiah 4:1
If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, return unto me: and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove.

Jeremiah 23:14
I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.







Lexicon
So you are to tell
וְאָמַרְתָּ֣ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

them
אֲלֵיהֶ֗ם (’ă·lê·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

this is what
כֹּ֚ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

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

says:
אָמַ֣ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘Do [men] fall
הֲיִפְּל֖וּ (hă·yip·pə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

and not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

get up again?
יָק֑וּמוּ (yā·qū·mū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6965: To arise, stand up, stand

Does one turn away
יָשׁ֖וּב (yā·šūḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

and not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

return?
יָשֽׁוּב׃ (yā·šūḇ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again
(4) Shall he turn.--Better, as both clauses arc indefinite, Shall men fall and not arise? Shall one turn away and not return? The appeal is made to the common practice of men. Those who fall struggle to their feet again. One who finds that he has lost his way retraces his steps. In its spiritual aspect the words assert the possibility of repentance in all but every case, however desperate it may seem. St. Paul's question, "Have they stumbled that they should fall?" (Romans 11:11), expresses something of the same belief in the ultimate triumph of the Divine purpose of good. As yet, that purpose, as the next verse shows, seemed to be thwarted.

Verse 4 - Jeremiah 9:1. - The incorrigible wickedness of the people, and the awfulness of the judgment. Verse 4. - Moreover thou shalt say, etc.; literally, and thou shalt say. The section is introduced by a formula which connects it with Jeremiah 7:2, 28. Shall they fall, etc.? rather, Do men fall... doth a man turn away? One of those appeals to common sense in which the prophets delight. Who ever sees a fallen man stay quietly on the ground without attempting to rise? or a man who has wandered out of the path persist in going in the wrong direction? 8:4-13 What brought this ruin? 1. The people would not attend to reason; they would not act in the affairs of their souls with common prudence. Sin is backsliding; it is going back from the way that leads to life, to that which leads to destruction. 2. They would not attend to the warning of conscience. They did not take the first step towards repentance: true repentance begins in serious inquiry as to what we have done, from conviction that we have done amiss. 3. They would not attend to the ways of providence, nor understand the voice of God in them, ver. 7. They know not how to improve the seasons of grace, which God affords. Many boast of their religious knowledge, yet, unless taught by the Spirit of God, the instinct of brutes is a more sure guide than their supposed wisdom. 4. They would not attend to the written word. Many enjoy abundance of the means of grace, have Bibles and ministers, but they have them in vain. They will soon be ashamed of their devices. The pretenders to wisdom were the priests and the false prophets. They flattered people in sin, and so flattered them into destruction, silencing their fears and complaints with, All is well. Selfish teachers may promise peace when there is no peace; and thus men encourage each other in committing evil; but in the day of visitation they will have no refuge to flee unto.
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