Jeremiah 6:20
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"For whatלָמָּה־
(lam·mah-)
4100: what? how? anythinga prim. interrogative and indefinite particle
purposeזֶּ֨ה
(zeh)
2088: this, herea prim. pronoun
does frankincenseלְבֹונָה֙
(le·vo·v·nah)
3828: frankincensefrom laben
comeתָבֹ֔וא
(ta·vo·v,)
935: to come in, come, go in, goa prim. root
to Me from Shebaמִשְּׁבָ֣א
(mi·she·va)
7614: a territory in S.W. Arabia, also the name of one or more desc. of Noahof foreign origin
And the sweetהַטֹּ֖וב
(hat·to·vv)
2896a: pleasant, agreeable, goodfrom tob
caneוְקָנֶ֥ה
(ve·ka·neh)
7070: a stalk, reedfrom an unused word
from a distantמֶרְחָ֑ק
(mer·chak;)
4801: distant place, distancefrom rachaq
land?מֵאֶ֣רֶץ
(me·'e·retz)
776: earth, landa prim. root
Your burnt offeringsעֹלֹֽותֵיכֶם֙
(o·lo·v·tei·chem)
5930a: whole burnt offeringfrom alah
are not acceptableלְרָצֹ֔ון
(le·ra·tzo·vn,)
7522: goodwill, favor, acceptance, willfrom ratsah
And your sacrificesוְזִבְחֵיכֶ֖ם
(ve·ziv·chei·chem)
2077: a sacrificefrom zabach
are not pleasingעָ֥רְבוּ
(a·re·vu)
6149: to be sweet or pleasinga prim. root
to Me." 
 
  









KJV Lexicon
To what purpose cometh
bow'  (bo)
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)
there to me incense
lbownah  (leb-o-naw')
frankincense (from its whiteness or perhaps that of its smoke): -(frank-)incense.
from Sheba
Shba'  (sheb-aw')
Sheba, the name of three early progenitors of tribes and of an Ethiopian district -- Sheba, Sabeans.
and the sweet
towb  (tobe)
good (as an adjective) in the widest sense; used likewise as a noun
cane
qaneh  (kaw-neh')
a reed (as erect); by resemblance a rod (especially for measuring), shaft, tube, stem, the radius (of the arm), beam (of a steelyard)
from a far
merchaq  (mer-khawk')
remoteness, i.e. (concretely) a distant place; often (adverbially) from afar -- (a-, dwell in, very) far (country, off).
country
'erets  (eh'-rets)
the earth (at large, or partitively a land) -- common, country, earth, field, ground, land, natins, way, + wilderness, world.
your burnt offerings
`olah  (o-law')
a step or (collectively, stairs, as ascending); usually a holocaust (as going up in smoke) -- ascent, burnt offering (sacrifice), go up to.
are not acceptable
ratsown  (raw-tsone')
delight (especially as shown) -- (be) acceptable(-ance, -ed), delight, desire, favour, (good) pleasure, (own, self, voluntary) will, as...(what) would.
nor your sacrifices
zebach  (zeh'-bakh)
a slaughter, i.e. the flesh of an animal; by implication, a sacrifice (the victim or the act) -- offer(-ing), sacrifice.
sweet
`areb  (aw-rabe')
to be agreeable -- be pleasant(-ing), take pleasure in, be sweet.
unto me
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"For what purpose does frankincense come to Me from Sheba And the sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable And your sacrifices are not pleasing to Me."

King James Bible
To what purpose cometh there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What use to Me is frankincense from Sheba or sweet cane from a distant land? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable; your sacrifices do not please Me.

International Standard Version
What good is frankincense that comes from Sheba to me, or sweet cane from a distant country? Your burnt offerings aren't acceptable, nor are your sacrifices pleasing to me."

NET Bible
I take no delight when they offer up to me frankincense that comes from Sheba or sweet-smelling cane imported from a faraway land. I cannot accept the burnt offerings they bring me. I get no pleasure from the sacrifices they offer to me.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Incense that comes from Sheba is no good to me. Sugar cane that comes from a distant land is no good to me. I won't accept your burnt offerings. I'm not pleased with your sacrifices.

King James 2000 Bible
To what purpose comes there to me incense from Sheba, and the sweet cane from a far country? your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor your sacrifices sweet unto me.
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