Jonah 2:8
New International Version
"Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God's love for them.

New Living Translation
Those who worship false gods turn their backs on all God’s mercies.

English Standard Version
Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love.

Berean Study Bible
Those who cling to worthless idols forsake His loving devotion.

New American Standard Bible
"Those who regard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness,

New King James Version
“Those who regard worthless idols Forsake their own Mercy.

King James Bible
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

Christian Standard Bible
Those who cherish worthless idols abandon their faithful love,

Contemporary English Version
All who worship worthless idols turn from the God who offers them mercy.

Good News Translation
Those who worship worthless idols have abandoned their loyalty to you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who cling to worthless idols forsake faithful love,

International Standard Version
Those who cling to vain idols leave behind the gracious love that could have been theirs.

NET Bible
Those who worship worthless idols forfeit the mercy that could be theirs.

New Heart English Bible
Those who regard worthless things forsake their faithfulness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who hold on to worthless idols abandon their loyalty [to you].

JPS Tanakh 1917
They that regard lying vanities Forsake their own mercy.

New American Standard 1977
“Those who regard vain idols Forsake their faithfulness,

King James 2000 Bible
They that regard vain idols forsake their own mercy.

American King James Version
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

American Standard Version
They that regard lying vanities Forsake their own mercy.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They that observe vanities and lies have forsaken their own mercy.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They that are vain observe vanities, forsake their own mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

English Revised Version
They that regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

Webster's Bible Translation
They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

World English Bible
Those who regard lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

Young's Literal Translation
Those observing lying vanities their own mercy forsake.
Study Bible
Jonah's Prayer
7As my life was fading away, I remembered the LORD. My prayer went up to You, to Your holy temple. 8Those who cling to worthless idols forsake His loving devotion. 9But I, with the voice of thanksgiving, will sacrifice to You. I will fulfill what I have vowed. Salvation is from the LORD!”…
Cross References
2 Kings 17:15
They rejected His statutes and the covenant He had made with their fathers, as well as the decrees He had given them. They pursued worthless idols and themselves became worthless, going after the surrounding nations the LORD had commanded them not to imitate.

Psalm 31:6
I hate those who cling to worthless idols, but in the LORD I trust.

Jeremiah 10:8
But they are altogether senseless and foolish, instructed by worthless idols made of wood!

Treasury of Scripture

They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

1 Samuel 12:21
And turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain.

2 Kings 17:15
And they rejected his statutes, and his covenant that he made with their fathers, and his testimonies which he testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.

Psalm 31:6
I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the LORD.









Lexicon
Those who cling to
מְשַׁמְּרִ֖ים (mə·šam·mə·rîm)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

worthless
שָׁ֑וְא (šāw)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7723: Evil, idolatry, uselessness

idols
הַבְלֵי־ (haḇ·lê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1892: Emptiness, vanity, transitory, unsatisfactory

forsake
יַעֲזֹֽבוּ׃ (ya·‘ă·zō·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

[His] loving devotion.
חַסְדָּ֖ם (ḥas·dām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2617: Kindness, piety, reproof, beauty
(8) They that observe lying vanities.--See Note, Psalm 31:6.

Forsake their own mercy--i.e., forfeit their own share of the covenant grace. In Psalm 37:28 it is said that Jehovah does not forsake his chasidim; they, however, by forsaking Jehovah (Himself called Israel's mercy, Psalm 144:2, margin) and His law (Psalm 89:30) can forfeit their chesed or covenant privilege.

Verse 8. - Jonah contrasts the joy and comfort arising from the thought of God with the miserable fate of idolaters. They that observe (Psalm 31:6); court, pay deference to, reverence. Lying vanities; Septuagint, μάταια καὶ ψευδῆ, "vain things and false." Idom (comp. Jeremiah 18:15; Hosea 12:11; 1 Corinthians 8:4). Their own mercy; i.e. their state of favour with God - the mercy shown to them, as "the mercies of [shown to] David" (Isaiah 55:3); or God himself, the Fountain of mercy and goodness (Psalm 144:2). Henderson translates, "forsake their Benefactor."
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