New International Version
Does a young woman forget her jewelry, a bride her wedding ornaments? Yet my people have forgotten me, days without number.
King James Bible
Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
Darby Bible Translation
Doth a virgin forget her ornaments, a bride her attire? But my people have forgotten me days without number.
World English Bible
"Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me for days without number.
Young's Literal Translation
Doth a virgin forget her ornaments? A bride her bands? And My people have forgotten Me days without number.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Can a maid forget her ornaments - This people has not so much attachment to me as young females have to their dress and ornaments. They never forget them and even when arrived at old age, look with pleasure on the dress and ornaments which they have worn in their youth.
Days without number - That is, for many years; during the whole reign of Manasses, which was fifty-five years, the land was deluged with idolatry, from which the reform by good King Josiah his grandson had not yet purified it.
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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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