Jeremiah 2:14
Good News Translation
"Israel is not a slave; he was not born into slavery. Why then do his enemies hunt him down?

Contemporary English Version
People of Israel, you weren't born slaves; you were captured in war.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Is Israel a bondman, or a homeborn slave? why then is he become a prey?

New American Bible
Is Israel a slave, a house-born servant? Why then has he become plunder?

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Is Israel a bondman, or a homeborn slave? why then is he become a prey?

Israel

Exodus 4:22 And thou shalt say to him: Thus saith the Lord: Israel is my son, my firstborn.

Isaiah 50:1 Thus saith the Lord: What is this bill of the divorce of your mother, with which I have put her away? or who is my creditor, to whom I sold you: behold you are sold for your iniquities, and for your wicked deeds have I put your mother away.

he a home-born

Genesis 15:3 And Abram added: But to me thou hast not given seed: and lo my servant born in my house, shall be my heir.

Ecclesiastes 2:7 I got me menservants, and maidservants, and had a great family: and herds of oxen, and great flocks of sheep, above all that were before me in Jerusalem:

spoiled.

Context
The Consequences of Israel's Sin
14Is Israel a bondman, or a homeborn slave? why then is he become a prey?15The lions have roared upon him, and have made a noise, they have made his land a wilderness: his cities are burnt down, and there is none to dwell in them.…
Cross References
Exodus 12:49
The same law shall be to him that is born in the land, and to the proselyte that sojourneth with you.

Jeremiah 5:19
And if you shall say: Why hath the Lord our God done all these things to us? thou shalt say to them: As you have forsaken me, and served a strange god in your own land, so shall you serve strangers in a land that is not your own.

Jeremiah 17:4
And thou shalt be left stripped of thy inheritance, which I gave thee: and I will make thee serve thy enemies in a land which thou knowest not: because thou hast kindled a fire in my wrath, it shall burn for ever.

Additional Translations
Is Israel a slave? Was he born into slavery? Why then has he become prey?Is Israel a servant? is he a home born slave? why is he spoiled?

Is Israel a servant? is he a home-born'slave ? why is he become a prey?

Is Israel a servant, or a home-born slave? why has he become a spoil?

Is Israel a bondman? Is he a home-born [slave]? Why is he become a spoil?

Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave? why is he become a prey?

Is Israel a servant? is he a home-born slave? why is he laid waste?

Is Israel a servant? Is he a native-born [slave]? Why has he become a prey?

A servant is Israel? Is he a child of the house? Wherefore hath he been for a prey?
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