New International Version
The people of Israel and the people of Judah have been utterly unfaithful to me," declares the LORD.
King James Bible
For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me, saith Jehovah.
World English Bible
For the house of Israel and the house of Judah have dealt very treacherously against me," says Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
For dealt treacherously against Me have the house of Israel, And the house of Judah, an affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 5:11 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Go ye up upon her walls - This is the permission and authority given to the Chaldeans to pillage Jerusalem.
Take away her battlements - Some translate נטישות netishoth, branches; others, vines. Destroy the branches, cut down the stem; but do not damage the root. Leave so many of the people that the state may be regenerated. The Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic, read, "Leave her foundations, for they are the Lord's;" and this agrees with "Destroy, but make not a full end."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryA Question for the Beginning
'What will ye do in the end?'--JER. v. 31. I find that I preached to the young from this text just thirty years since--nearly a generation ago. How few of my then congregation are here to-night! how changed they and I are! and how much nearer the close we have drifted! How many of the young men and women of that evening have gone to meet the end, and how many of them have wrecked their lives because they would not face and answer this question! Ah, dear young friends, if I could bring some of the …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
The Acceptable Sacrifice;
From the ends of the earth we hear singing: "Glory to the Righteous One." But I said, "I waste away, I waste away! Woe to me! The treacherous betray! With treachery the treacherous betray!"
During the reign of King Josiah, the LORD said to me, "Have you seen what faithless Israel has done? She has gone up on every high hill and under every spreading tree and has committed adultery there.
I thought that after she had done all this she would return to me but she did not, and her unfaithful sister Judah saw it.
"Go through her vineyards and ravage them, but do not destroy them completely. Strip off her branches, for these people do not belong to the LORD.
Oh, that I had in the desert a lodging place for travelers, so that I might leave my people and go away from them; for they are all adulterers, a crowd of unfaithful people.
You are always righteous, LORD, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?
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