Jeremiah 5:21
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English Standard Version
“Hear this, O foolish and senseless people, who have eyes, but see not, who have ears, but hear not.

King James Bible
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

American Standard Version
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; that have eyes, and see not; that have ears, and hear not:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear, O foolish people, and without understanding: who have eyes, and see not: and ears, and hear not.

English Revised Version
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not:

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; who have eyes, and see not; who have ears, and hear not:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

But the people is to have proof of the truth of the word of the Lord. Because it, despising the threatening of punishment, says: Misfortune shall not light upon us, the Lord will make the word in the mouth of Jeremiah a fire, and the people wood, that the fire may consume it. On this figure, cf. Isaiah 1:31; Isaiah 10:17. Jeremiah 5:15. explain this, and announce the inroad of a dreadful enemy that is to lay waste the land and consume the people. "A people from far," as in Jeremiah 4:16. Judah is called "house of Israel," not so much because it is what remains of Israel, but because, after the captivity of the ten tribes, Judah regarded itself as the only true Israel or people of God. Further description of the hostile people is intended to show its formidable power, and to inspire dread. איתן, enduring, firm, strong; cf. Genesis 49:24; Micah 6:2. מעולם, dating from eternity, i.e., very ancient, not of recent origin, but become mighty in immemorial antiquity. A people speaking a language unfamiliar to the Jews, to comprehend whom is impossible, i.e., barbarous; cf. Deuteronomy 28:49. Further (Jeremiah 5:16), it is a race of very heroes, fully furnished with deadly weapons. J. D. Mich. took objection to the figure, "its quiver is as an open grave;" but his conjecture שׂפתו put nothing better in place of it. The link of comparison is this: as an open grave is filled with dead men, so the quiver of this enemy is filled with deadly missiles.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O foolish. See on ver.

Jeremiah 5:4 Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.

Jeremiah 4:22 For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are silly children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil...

Jeremiah 8:7 Yes, the stork in the heaven knows her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming...

Jeremiah 10:8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities.

Deuteronomy 29:4 Yet the LORD has not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, to this day.

Deuteronomy 32:6 Do you thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he your father that has bought you? has he not made you...

Psalm 94:8 Understand, you brutish among the people: and you fools, when will you be wise?

Isaiah 6:9,10 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear you indeed, but understand not; and see you indeed, but perceive not...

Isaiah 27:11 When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire...

Isaiah 44:18 They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand.

Ezekiel 12:1 The word of the LORD also came to me, saying,

Matthew 13:13-15 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand...

John 12:40 He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart...

Acts 28:26 Saying, Go to this people, and say, Hearing you shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing you shall see, and not perceive:

Romans 11:8 (According as it is written, God has given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see...

understanding. Heb. heart.

Proverbs 17:16 Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he has no heart to it?

Hosea 7:11 Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria.

Cross References
Matthew 13:13
This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

Matthew 13:14
Indeed, in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: "'"You will indeed hear but never understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive."

Mark 4:12
so that "'they may indeed see but not perceive, and may indeed hear but not understand, lest they should turn and be forgiven.'"

Mark 8:18
Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember?

John 12:40
"He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them."

Acts 28:26
"'Go to this people, and say, "You will indeed hear but never understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive."

Romans 1:20
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

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