Jeremiah 2:11
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"Has a nationגֹּוי֙
(go·vy)
1471: nation, peoplefrom the same as gav
changedהַהֵימִ֥יר
(ha·hei·mir)
4171: to changea prim. root
godsאֱלֹהִ֔ים
(e·lo·him,)
430: God, godpl. of eloah
When they were not gods?אֱלֹהִ֑ים
(e·lo·him;)
430: God, godpl. of eloah
But My peopleוְעַמִּ֛י
(ve·'am·mi)
5971a: peoplefrom an unused word
have changedהֵמִ֥יר
(he·mir)
4171: to changea prim. root
their gloryכְּבֹודֹ֖ו
(ke·vo·v·dov)
3519b: abundance, honor, gloryfrom kabad
For that which does not profit.יֹועִֽיל׃
(yo·v·'il.)
3276: to confer or gain profit or benefita prim. root







KJV Lexicon
Hath a nation
gowy  (go'-ee)
a foreign nation; hence, a Gentile; also (figuratively) a troop of animals, or a flight of locusts -- Gentile, heathen, nation, people.
changed
yamar  (yaw-mar')
to exchange; by implication, to change places -- boast selves, change.
their gods
'elohiym  (el-o-heem')
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.
which are yet no gods
'elohiym  (el-o-heem')
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.
but my people
`am  (am)
a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock -- folk, men, nation, people.
have changed
muwr  (moor)
to alter; by implication, to barter, to dispose of -- at all, (ex-)change, remove.
their glory
kabowd  (kaw-bode')
weight, but only figuratively in a good sense, splendor or copiousness -- glorious(-ly), glory, honour(-able).
for that which doth not profit
ya`al  (yaw-al')
to ascend; figuratively, to be valuable (objectively: useful, subjectively: benefited) -- at all, set forward, can do good, (be, have) profit, (able).
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"Has a nation changed gods When they were not gods? But My people have changed their glory For that which does not profit.

King James Bible
Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Has a nation ever exchanged its gods? (But they were not gods!) Yet My people have exchanged their Glory for useless idols.

International Standard Version
Has a nation ever changed gods when they aren't even gods? But my people have exchanged their glory for that which does not profit.

NET Bible
Has a nation ever changed its gods (even though they are not really gods at all)? But my people have exchanged me, their glorious God, for a god that cannot help them at all!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Has any nation ever exchanged gods? (Their gods aren't really gods.) Yet, my people have exchanged their Glory for something that doesn't help them.

King James 2000 Bible
Has a nation changed its gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.
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