Jeremiah 44:16
Good News Translation
"We refuse to listen to what you have told us in the name of the LORD.

New Revised Standard Version
“As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we are not going to listen to you.

Contemporary English Version
Jeremiah, what do we care if you speak in the LORD's name? We refuse to listen!

New American Bible
“Regarding the word you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we are not listening to you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As for the word which thou hast spoken to us in the name of the Lord, we will not hearken to thee:

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

As for the word which thou hast spoken to us in the name of the Lord, we will not hearken to thee:


Jeremiah 16:15-17 But, The Lord liveth, that brought the children of Israel out of the land of the north, and out of all the lands to which I cast them out: and I will bring them again into their land, which I gave to their fathers. . . .

Jeremiah 8:6,12 I attended, and hearkened; no man speaketh what is good, there is none that doth penance for his sin, saying: What have I done? They are all turned to their own course, as a horse rushing to the battle. . . .

Jeremiah 18:18 And they said: Come, and let us invent devices against Jeremiah: for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet: come, and let us strike him with the tongue, and let us give no heed to all his words.

Jeremiah 38:4 And the princes said to the king. We beseech thee that this man may be put to death: for on purpose he weakeneth the hands of the men of war, that remain in this city, and the hands of the people, speaking to them according to these words: for this man seeketh not peace to this people, but evil.

Exodus 5:2 But he answered: Who is the Lord, that I should hear his voice, and let Israel go? I know not the Lord, neither will I let Israel go.

Job 15:25-27 For he hath stretched out his hand against God, and hath strengthened himself against the Almighty. . . .

Job 21:14,15 Who have said to God: Depart from us, we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. . . .

Psalm 2:3 Let us break their bonds asunder: and let us cast away their yoke from us.

Psalm 73:8,9 They have thought and spoken wickedness: they have spoken iniquity on high. . . .

Isaiah 3:9 The shew of their countenance hath answered them: and they have proclaimed abroad their sin as Sodom, and they have not hid it: woe to their souls, for evils are rendered to them.

Daniel 3:15 Now, therefore, if you be ready, at what hour soever, you shall hear the sound of the trumpet, flute, harp, sackbut, and psaltery, and symphony, and of all kind of music, prostrate yourselves, and adore the statue which I have made: but if you do not adore, you shall be cast the same hour into the furnace of burning fire: and who is the God that shall deliver you out of my hand?

Luke 19:14,27 But his citizens hated him and they sent an embassage after him, saying: We will not have this man to reign over us. . . .

The Stubbornness of the People
15Then all the men that knew that their wives sacrificed to other gods: and all the women of whom there stood by a great multitude, and all the people of them that dwelt in the land of Egypt in Phatures, answered Jeremiah, saying: 16As for the word which thou hast spoken to us in the name of the Lord, we will not hearken to thee:17But we will certainly do every word that shall proceed out of our own mouth, to sacrifice to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings to her, as we and our fathers have done, our kings, and our princes in the cities of Juda, and in the streets of Jerusalem: and we were filled with bread, and it was well with us, and we saw no evil.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 8:19
But the people would not hear the voice of Samuel, and they said, Nay: but there shall be a king over us,

Proverbs 1:24
You have despised all my counsel, and have neglected my reprehensions.

Jeremiah 11:8
And they obeyed not, nor inclined their ear: but walked every one in the perverseness of his own wicked heart: and I brought upon them all the words of this covenant, which I commanded them to do, but they did them not.

Jeremiah 11:10
They are returned to the former iniquities of their fathers, who refused to hear my words: so these likewise have gone after strange gods, to serve them: the house of Israel, and the house of Juda have made void my covenant, which I made with their fathers.

Jeremiah 13:10
This wicked people, that will not hear my words, and that walk in the perverseness of their heart, and have gone after strange gods to serve them, and to adore them: and they shall be as this girdle ,which is fit for no use.

Jeremiah 42:13
But if you say: We will not dwell in this land, neither will we hearken to the voice of the Lord our God,

Jeremiah 43:2
Azarias the son of Osaias, and Johanan the son of Caree, and all the proud men, made answer, saying to Jeremiah: Thou tellest a lie: the Lord our God hath not sent thee, saying: Go not into Egypt, to dwell there.

Jeremiah 44:24
And Jeremiah said to all the people and to all the women: Hear ye the word of the Lord, all Juda, you that dwell in the land of Egypt:

Jeremiah 44:15
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