Jeremiah 8:5
Good News Translation
Why then, my people, do you turn away from me without ever turning back? You cling to your idols and refuse to return to me.

Contemporary English Version
So why do you refuse to come back to me? Why do you hold so tightly to your false gods?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Why then is this people in Jerusalem turned away with a stubborn revolting? they have laid hold on lying, and have refused to return.

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Why then is this people in Jerusalem turned away with a stubborn revolting? they have laid hold on lying, and have refused to return.

slidden.

Jeremiah 2:32 Will a virgin forget her ornament, or a bride her stomacher? but my people hath forgotten me days without number.

Jeremiah 3:11-14 And the Lord said to me: The rebellious Israel hath justified her soul, in comparison of the treacherous Juda. . . .

Jeremiah 7:24-26 But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear: but walked in their own will, and in the perversity of their wicked heart: and went backward and not forward, . . .

Hosea 4:16 For Israel hath gone astray like a wanton heifer now will the Lord feed them, as a lamb in a spacious place.

Hosea 11:7 And my people shall long for my return: but a yoke shall be put upon them together, which shall not be taken off.

they hold.

Jeremiah 9:6 Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit: through deceit they have refused to know me, saith the Lord.

Proverbs 4:13 Be not delighted in the paths of the wicked, neither let the way of evil men please thee.

Isaiah 30:10 Who say to the seers: See not: and to them that behold: Behold not for us those things that are right: speak unto us pleasant things, see errors for us.

Isaiah 44:20 Part thereof is ashes: his foolish heart adoreth it, and he will not save his soul, nor say: Perhaps there is a lie in my right hand.

1 Thessalonians 5:21 But prove all things: hold fast that which is good.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power and signs and lying wonders: . . .

Revelation 2:25 Yet that which you have, hold fast till I come.

they refuse.

Jeremiah 5:3 O Lord, thy eyes are upon truth: thou hast struck them, and they have not grieved: thou hast bruised them, and they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than the rock, and they have refused to return.

Isaiah 1:20 But if you will not, and will provoke me to wrath: the sword shall devour you because the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

Zechariah 7:11 But they would not hearken, and they turned away the shoulder to depart: and they stopped their ears, not to hear.

John 5:40 And you will not come to me that you may have life.

Hebrews 12:25 See that you refuse him not that speaketh. For if they escaped not who refused him that spoke upon earth, much more shall not we that turn away from him that speaketh to us from heaven.

Context
Judah's Sin and Punishment
4And thou shalt say to them: Thus saith the Lord: Shall not he that falleth, rise again? and he that is turned away, shall he not turn again? 5Why then is this people in Jerusalem turned away with a stubborn revolting? they have laid hold on lying, and have refused to return.6I 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.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 5:3
O Lord, thy eyes are upon truth: thou hast struck them, and they have not grieved: thou hast bruised them, and they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than the rock, and they have refused to return.

Jeremiah 5:6
Wherefore a lion out of the wood hath slain them, a wolf in the evening hath spoiled them, a leopard watcheth for their cities: every one that shall go out thence shall be taken, because their transgressions are multiplied, their rebellions are strengthened.

Jeremiah 5:27
As a net is full of birds, so their houses are full of deceit: therefore are they become great and enriched.

Jeremiah 7:24
But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear: but walked in their own will, and in the perversity of their wicked heart: and went backward and not forward,

Jeremiah 9:6
Thy habitation is in the midst of deceit: through deceit they have refused to know me, saith the Lord.

Jeremiah 14:7
If our iniquities have testified against us, O Lord, do thou it for thy name's sake, for our rebellions are many, we have sinned against thee.

Daniel 9:11
And all Israel have transgressed thy law, and have turned away from hearing thy voice, and the malediction, and the curse, which is written in the book of Moses, the servant of God, is fallen upon us, because we have sinned against him.

Hosea 11:7
And my people shall long for my return: but a yoke shall be put upon them together, which shall not be taken off.

Zechariah 7:11
But they would not hearken, and they turned away the shoulder to depart: and they stopped their ears, not to hear.

Additional Translations
Why then have these people turned away? Why does Jerusalem always turn away? They cling to deceit; they refuse to return.Why then is this people of Jerusalem slid back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Wherefore has this my people turned away with a shameless revolting, and strengthened themselves in their willfulness, and refused to return?

Why hath this people of Jerusalem slidden back with a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Why then hath this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

Wherefore hath this people of Jerusalem Turned back -- a perpetual backsliding? They have kept hold on deceit, They have refused to turn back.
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