New Living Translation
I will do this to capture the minds and hearts of all my people who have turned from me to worship their detestable idols.'
King James Bible
That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.
Darby Bible Translation
that I may take the house of Israel by their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.
World English Bible
that I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols.
Young's Literal Translation
in order to catch the house of Israel by their heart, in that they have become estranged from off me by their idols -- all of them.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
14:5 Take - That I may lay open what is in their heart, and discover their hypocrisy, and impiety. Through their idols - It is always through some idol or other, that the hearts of men are estranged from God: some creature has gained that place in the heart, which belongs to none but God.
Oh, what a sinful nation they are--loaded down with a burden of guilt. They are evil people, corrupt children who have rejected the LORD. They have despised the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him.
Has any nation ever traded its gods for new ones, even though they are not gods at all? Yet my people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols!
But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve."
They made their hearts as hard as stone, so they could not hear the instructions or the messages that the LORD of Heaven's Armies had sent them by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. That is why the LORD of Heaven's Armies was so angry with them.
I got rid of their three evil shepherds in a single month. But I became impatient with these sheep, and they hated me, too.
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