New International Version
Has a nation ever changed its gods? (Yet they are not gods at all.) But my people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols.
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.
Darby Bible Translation
Hath a nation changed [its] gods? and they are no gods; -- but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.
World English Bible
Has a nation changed [its] gods, which really are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.
Young's Literal Translation
Hath a nation changed gods? (And they are no gods!) And My people hath changed its honour For that which doth not profit.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The isles of Chittim - This is the island of Cyprus, according to Josephus. In 1 Maccabees 8:5, it is taken for Macedonia. Besides this, how they (the Romans) had discomfited in battle Philip and Perseus, king of the Chittims. Chittim was the grandson of Japhet; and Bochart has made it appear that the countries inhabited by the Chittim were Italy and the adjacent provinces of Europe, lying along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea; and probably this is the prophet's meaning.
Send unto Kedar - The name of an Arabian tribe. See if nations either near or remote, cultivated or stupid, have acted with such fickleness and ingratitude as you have done! They have retained their gods to whom they had no obligation; ye have abandoned your God, to whom ye owe your life, breath, and all things!
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'Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but My people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.'--JER. ii. 11. The obstinacy of the adherents of idolatry is in striking contrast with Israel's continual tendency to forsake Jehovah. It reads a scarcely less forcible lesson to many nominal and even to some real Christians. I. That contrast carries with it a disclosure of the respective origins of the two kinds of Religion. The strangeness of the contrasted conduct is …
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and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
Formerly, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those who by nature are not gods.
1 Samuel 4:21
She named the boy Ichabod, saying, "The Glory has departed from Israel"--because of the capture of the ark of God and the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband.
2 Chronicles 13:9
But didn't you drive out the priests of the LORD, the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, and make priests of your own as the peoples of other lands do? Whoever comes to consecrate himself with a young bull and seven rams may become a priest of what are not gods.
They exchanged their glorious God for an image of a bull, which eats grass.
They have thrown their gods into the fire and destroyed them, for they were not gods but only wood and stone, fashioned by human hands.
"Why should I forgive you? Your children have forsaken me and sworn by gods that are not gods. I supplied all their needs, yet they committed adultery and thronged to the houses of prostitutes.
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