Jeremiah 2:13
Good News Translation
for my people have committed two sins: they have turned away from me, the spring of fresh water, and they have dug cisterns, cracked cisterns that can hold no water at all.

Contemporary English Version
You, my people, have sinned in two ways--you have rejected me, the source of life-giving water, and you've tried to collect water in cracked and leaking pits dug in the ground.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For my people have done two evils. They have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and have digged to themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

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For my people have done two evils. They have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and have digged to themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

for my

Jeremiah 2:31,32 See ye the word of the Lord: Am I become a wilderness to Israel, or a lateward springing land? why then have my people said: We are revolted, we will come to thee no more? . . .

Jeremiah 4:22 For my foolish people have not known me: they are foolish and senseless children: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

Jeremiah 5:26,31 For among my people are found wicked men, that lie in wait as fowlers, setting snares and traps to catch men. . . .

Psalm 81:11-13 But my people heard not my voice: and Israel hearkened not to me. . . .

Isaiah 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel hath not known me, and my people hath not understood.

Isaiah 5:13 Therefore is my people led away captive, because they had not knowledge, and their nobles have perished with famine, and their multitude were dried up with thirst.

Isaiah 63:8 And he said: Surely they are my people, children that will not deny: so he became their saviour.

Micah 2:8 The house of Jacob saith: Is the Spirit of the Lord straitened or are these his thoughts? Are not my words good to him that walketh uprightly?

Micah 6:3 O my people, what have I done to thee, or in what have I molested thee? answer thou me.

forsaken

Jeremiah 2:17 Hath not this been done to thee, because thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God at that time, when he led thee by the way?

Jeremiah 1:16 And I will pronounce my judgments against them, touching all their wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have sacrificed to strange gods, and have adored the work of their own hands.

Jeremiah 15:6 Thou hast forsaken me, saith the Lord, thou art gone backward: and I will stretch out my hand against thee, and I will destroy thee: I am weary of entreating thee.

Judges 10:13 And yet you have forsaken me, and have worshipped strange gods: therefore I will deliver you no more:

1 Samuel 12:10 But afterwards they cried to the Lord, and said: We have sinned, because we have forsaken the Lord, and have served Baalim and Astaroth: but now deliver us from the hand of our enemies, and we will serve thee.

the fountain

Jeremiah 17:13 O Lord, the hope of Israel: all that forsake thee shall be confounded: they that depart from thee, shall be written in the earth: because they have forsaken the Lord, the vein of living waters.

Jeremiah 18:14 Shall the snow of Libanus fail from the rock of the field? or can the cold waters that gush out and run down, be taken away?

Psalm 36:9 For with thee is the fountain of life; and in thy light we shall see light.

John 4:14 But the water that I will give him shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into life everlasting.

John 7:37 And on the last, and great day of the festivity, Jesus stood and cried, saying: If any man thirst, let him come to me and drink.

Revelation 21:6 And he said to me: It is done. I am Alpha and Omega: the Beginning and the End. To him that thirsteth, I will give of the fountain of the water of life, freely.

Revelation 22:1,17 And he shewed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. . . .

broken cisterns

Jeremiah 2:11,26 If a nation hath changed their gods, and indeed they are not gods: but my people have changed their glory into an idol. . . .

Psalm 115:4-8 The idols of the Gentiles are silver and gold, the works of the hands of men. . . .

Psalm 146:3,4 In the children of men, in whom there is no salvation. . . .

Ecclesiastes 1:2,14 Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes: vanity of vanities, and all is vanity. . . .

Ecclesiastes 2:11,21,26 And when I turned myself to all the works which my hands had wrought, and to the labours wherein I had laboured in vain, I saw in all things vanity, and vexation of mind, and that nothing was lasting under the sun. . . .

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again I considered all the labours of men, and I remarked that their industries are exposed to the envy of their neighbour: so in this also there is vanity, and fruitless care.

Ecclesiastes 12:8 Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes, and all things are vanity.

Isaiah 44:9-20 The makers of idols are all of them nothing, and their best beloved things shall not profit them. They are their witnesses, that they do not see, nor understand, that they may be ashamed. . . .

Isaiah 46:6,7 To whom have you likened me, and made me equal, and compared me, and made me like? . . .

Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread, and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you? Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness.

2 Peter 2:17 These are fountains without water and clouds tossed with whirlwinds, to whom the mist of darkness is reserved.

Context
Israel has Forsaken God
12Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and ye gates thereof, be very desolate, saith the Lord. 13For my people have done two evils. They have forsaken me, the fountain of living water, and have digged to themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.
Cross References
John 4:10
Jesus answered and said to her: If thou didst know the gift of God and who he is that saith to thee: Give me to drink; thou perhaps wouldst have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

John 4:11
The woman saith to him: Sir, thou hast nothing wherein to draw, and the well is deep. From whence then hast thou living water?

John 4:14
But the water that I will give him shall become in him a fountain of water, springing up into life everlasting.

Deuteronomy 31:16
And the Lord said to Moses: Behold thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, and this people rising up will go a fornicating after strange gods in the land, to which it goeth in to dwell: there will they forsake me, and will make void the covenant, which I have made with them,

Judges 10:13
And yet you have forsaken me, and have worshipped strange gods: therefore I will deliver you no more:

Psalm 36:9
For with thee is the fountain of life; and in thy light we shall see light.

Isaiah 12:3
Thou shall draw waters with joy out of the saviour's fountains:

Jeremiah 14:3
The great ones sent their inferiors to the water: they came to draw, they found no water, they carried back their vessels empty: they were confounded and afflicted, and covered their heads.

Jeremiah 17:13
O Lord, the hope of Israel: all that forsake thee shall be confounded: they that depart from thee, shall be written in the earth: because they have forsaken the Lord, the vein of living waters.

Jeremiah 19:4
Because they have forsaken me, and have profaned this place : and have sacrificed therein to strange gods, whom neither they nor their fathers knew, nor the kings of Juda: and they have filled this place with the blood of innocents.

Ezekiel 47:1
And he brought me again to the gate of the house, and behold waters issued out from under the threshold of the house toward the east: for the forefront of the house looked toward the east: but the waters came down to the right side of the temple to the south part of the altar.

Zechariah 13:1
In that day there shall be a fountain open to the house of David, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem: for the washing of the sinner, and of the unclean woman.

Additional Translations
“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living water, and they have dug cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

For my people has committed two faults, and evil ones: they have forsaken me, the fountain of water of life, and hewn out for themselves broken cisterns, which will not be able to hold water.

For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, to hew them out cisterns, broken cisterns that hold no water.

For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed out for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

"For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the spring of living waters, and cut them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

For two evils hath My people done, Me they have forsaken, a fountain of living waters, To hew out for themselves wells -- broken wells, That contain not the waters.
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