Jeremiah 2:13
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"For My peopleעַמִּ֑י
(am·mi;)
5971a: peoplefrom an unused word
have committedעָשָׂ֣ה
(a·sah)
6213a: do, makea prim. root
twoשְׁתַּ֥יִם
(she·ta·yim)
8147: two (a card. number)from shanah
evils:רָעֹ֖ות
(ra·'o·vt)
7451a: bad, evilfrom the same as roa
They have forsakenעָזְב֜וּ
(a·ze·vu)
5800a: to leave, forsake, loosea prim. root
Me, The fountainמְקֹ֣ור
(me·ko·vr)
4726: a spring, fountainfrom qur
of livingחַיִּ֗ים
(chai·yim)
2416a: alive, livingfrom chayah
waters,מַ֣יִם
(ma·yim)
4325: waters, watera prim. root
To hewלַחְצֹ֤ב
(lach·tzov)
2672: to hew, hew out, cleavea prim. root
for themselves cisterns,בֹּארֹ֔ות
(bo·ro·vt,)
877: a cistern, pit, wellfrom baar
Brokenנִשְׁבָּרִ֔ים
(nish·ba·rim,)
7665: to break, break in piecesa prim. root
cisternsבֹּארֹת֙
(bo·rot)
877: a cistern, pit, wellfrom baar
That can 
 
3201: to be able, have powera prim. root
holdיָכִ֖לוּ
(ya·chi·lu)
3557: to comprehend, containa prim. root
noלֹא־
(lo-)
3808: nota prim. adverb
water.הַמָּֽיִם׃
(ham·ma·yim.)
4325: waters, watera prim. root







KJV Lexicon
For 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 committed
`asah  (aw-saw')
to do or make, in the broadest sense and widest application
two
shnayim  (shen-ah'-yim)
two; also (as ordinal) twofold -- both, couple, double, second, twain, + twelfth, + twelve, + twenty (sixscore) thousand, twice, two.
evils
ra`  (rah)
bad or (as noun) evil (natural or moral)one), worse(-st), wretchedness, wrong. (Incl. feminine raaah; as adjective or noun.).
they have forsaken
`azab  (aw-zab')
to loosen, i.e. relinquish, permit, etc. -- commit self, fail, forsake, fortify, help, leave (destitute, off), refuse, surely.
me the fountain
maqowr  (maw-kore')
fountain, issue, spring, well(-spring).
of living
chay  (khah'-ee)
age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life(-time), live(-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.
waters
mayim  (mah'-yim)
water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen -- + piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring).
and hewed them out
chatsab  (khaw-tsab')
to cut or carve (wood), stone or other material); by implication, to hew, split, square, quarry, engrave -- cut, dig, divide, grave, hew (out, -er), made, mason.
cisterns
bo'r  (bore)
a cistern -- cistern.
broken
shabar  (shaw-bar')
to burst -- break (down, off, in pieces, up), broken(-hearted), bring to the birth, crush, destroy, hurt, quench, quite, tear
cisterns
bo'r  (bore)
a cistern -- cistern.
that can hold
kuwl  (kool)
to keep in; hence, to measure; figuratively, to maintain
no water
mayim  (mah'-yim)
water; figuratively, juice; by euphemism, urine, semen -- + piss, wasting, water(-ing, (-course, -flood, -spring).
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, The fountain of living waters, To hew for themselves cisterns, Broken cisterns That can hold no water.

King James Bible
For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For My people have committed a double evil: They have abandoned Me, the fountain of living water, and dug cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns that cannot hold water.

International Standard Version
"Indeed, my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and they have dug cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that cannot hold water."

NET Bible
"Do so because my people have committed a double wrong: they have rejected me, the fountain of life-giving water, and they have dug cisterns for themselves, cracked cisterns which cannot even hold water."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"My people have done two things wrong. They have abandoned me, the fountain of life-giving water. They have also dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that can't hold water.

King James 2000 Bible
For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed themselves out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
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