New Living Translation
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!
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.
Jeremiah 2:11 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:11 Their glory - The true God, who was their glory; and who always did them good, giving them cause to glory in him.
Library'The God of the Amen'
'He who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth.'--ISAIAH lxv. 16. The full beauty and significance of these remarkable words are only reached when we attend to the literal rendering of a part of them which is obscured in our version. As they stand in the original they have, in both cases, instead of the vague expression, 'The God of truth,' the singularly picturesque one, 'The God of the Amen.' I. Note …
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And instead of worshiping the glorious, ever-living God, they worshiped idols made to look like mere people and birds and animals and reptiles.
Before you Gentiles knew God, you were slaves to so-called gods that do not even exist.
1 Samuel 4:21
She named the child Ichabod (which means "Where is the glory?"), for she said, "Israel's glory is gone." She named him this because the Ark of God had been captured and because her father-in-law and husband were dead.
2 Chronicles 13:9
But you have chased away the priests of the LORD (the descendants of Aaron) and the Levites, and you have appointed your own priests, just like the pagan nations. You let anyone become a priest these days! Whoever comes to be dedicated with a young bull and seven rams can become a priest of these so-called gods of yours!
They traded their glorious God for a statue of a grass-eating bull.
And they have thrown the gods of these nations into the fire and burned them. But of course the Assyrians could destroy them! They were not gods at all--only idols of wood and stone shaped by human hands.
"How can I pardon you? For even your children have turned from me. They have sworn by gods that are not gods at all! I fed my people until they were full. But they thanked me by committing adultery and lining up at the brothels.
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