New International Version
Although they say, 'As surely as the LORD lives,' still they are swearing falsely."
King James Bible
And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.
Darby Bible Translation
And if they say, [As] Jehovah liveth! surely they swear falsely.
World English Bible
Though they say, 'As Yahweh lives;' surely they swear falsely."
Young's Literal Translation
And if they say, 'Jehovah liveth,' Surely to a falsehood they swear.
Jeremiah 5:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The Lord liveth - Though they profess to bind themselves by Jehovah, as if they acknowledged him their God and only Lord, yet they swore falsely; for not believing in him, they took a false oath; one by which they did not believe themselves bound, not acknowledging him as their Lord. See on Jeremiah 4:2 (note).
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'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 …
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Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
The Acceptable Sacrifice;
They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.
"Listen to this, you descendants of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel and come from the line of Judah, you who take oaths in the name of the LORD and invoke the God of Israel-- but not in truth or righteousness--
But hear the word of the LORD, all you Jews living in Egypt: 'I swear by my great name,' says the LORD, 'that no one from Judah living anywhere in Egypt will ever again invoke my name or swear, "As surely as the Sovereign LORD lives."
"Though you, Israel, commit adultery, do not let Judah become guilty. "Do not go to Gilgal; do not go up to Beth Aven. And do not swear, 'As surely as the LORD lives!'
those who bow down on the roofs to worship the starry host, those who bow down and swear by the LORD and who also swear by Molek,
And he said to me, "This is the curse that is going out over the whole land; for according to what it says on one side, every thief will be banished, and according to what it says on the other, everyone who swears falsely will be banished.
"So I will come to put you on trial. I will be quick to testify against sorcerers, adulterers and perjurers, against those who defraud laborers of their wages, who oppress the widows and the fatherless, and deprive the foreigners among you of justice, but do not fear me," says the LORD Almighty.
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