Jeremiah 12:6
New International Version
Your relatives, members of your own family-- even they have betrayed you; they have raised a loud cry against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.

New Living Translation
Even your brothers, members of your own family, have turned against you. They plot and raise complaints against you. Do not trust them, no matter how pleasantly they speak.

English Standard Version
For even your brothers and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; they are in full cry after you; do not believe them, though they speak friendly words to you.”

Berean Study Bible
Even your brothers—your own father’s household—even they have betrayed you; even they have cried aloud against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you.

New American Standard Bible
"For even your brothers and the household of your father, Even they have dealt treacherously with you, Even they have cried aloud after you. Do not believe them, although they may say nice things to you."

New King James Version
For even your brothers, the house of your father, Even they have dealt treacherously with you; Yes, they have called a multitude after you. Do not believe them, Even though they speak smooth words to you.

King James Bible
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.

Christian Standard Bible
Even your brothers--your own father's family--even they were treacherous to you; even they have cried out loudly after you. Do not have confidence in them, though they speak well of you.

Contemporary English Version
Even your own family has turned against you. They act friendly, but don't trust them. They're out to get you, and so is everyone else.

Good News Translation
Even your relatives, members of your own family, have betrayed you; they join in the attacks against you. Do not trust them, even though they speak friendly words."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Even your brothers--your own father's household-- even they were treacherous to you; even they have cried out loudly after you. Do not have confidence in them, though they speak well of you.

International Standard Version
Indeed, even your brothers and your father's family conspire against you. Even they cry out after you loudly. Don't believe them, even though they speak friendly words to you.

NET Bible
As a matter of fact, even your own brothers and the members of your own family have betrayed you too. Even they have plotted to do away with you. So do not trust them even when they say kind things to you.

New Heart English Bible
For even your brothers, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; even they have cried aloud after you: do not believe them, though they speak beautiful words to you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Even your relatives and members of your father's household betray you. They have also formed a mob to find you. Don't trust them when they say good things about you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, Even they have dealt treacherously with thee, Even they have cried aloud after thee; Believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.'

New American Standard 1977
“For even your brothers and the household of your father, Even they have dealt treacherously with you, Even they have cried aloud after you. Do not believe them, although they may say nice things to you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee, even they have raised their voice after thee, O congregation; do not believe them, when they speak fair words unto thee.

King James 2000 Bible
For even your brethren, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; yea, they have called a multitude after you: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto you.

American King James Version
For even your brothers, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; yes, they have called a multitude after you: believe them not, though they speak fair words to you.

American Standard Version
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; even they have cried aloud after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For even thy brethren and the house of thy father, even these have dealt treacherously with thee; and they have cried out, they are gathered together in pursuit of thee; trust not thou in them, though they shall speak fair words to thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have fought against thee, and have cried after thee with full voice: believe them not when they speak good things to thee.

Darby Bible Translation
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee, even they have cried aloud after thee. Believe them not, though they speak good [words] unto thee.

English Revised Version
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; even they have cried aloud after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yes, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words to thee.

World English Bible
For even your brothers, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; even they have cried aloud after you: don't believe them, though they speak beautiful words to you.

Young's Literal Translation
For even thy brethren and the house of thy father, Even they dealt treacherously against thee, Even they -- they called after thee fully, Trust not in them, when they speak to thee good things.
Study Bible
God's Answer to Jeremiah
5“If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in a peaceful land, how will you do in the thickets of the Jordan? 6Even your brothers— your own father’s household— even they have betrayed you; even they have cried aloud against you. Do not trust them, though they speak well of you. 7I have forsaken My house; I have abandoned My inheritance. I have given the love of My life into the hands of her enemies.…
Cross References
Genesis 37:4
When Joseph's brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.

Job 6:15
But my brothers are as faithless as a wadi, as seasonal streams that overflow,

Psalm 12:2
They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and a double heart.

Psalm 69:8
I have become a stranger to my brothers and a foreigner to my mother's sons,

Proverbs 26:25
When he speaks graciously, do not believe him, for seven abominations fill his heart.

Jeremiah 9:2
If only I had a traveler's lodge in the wilderness, I would abandon my people and depart from them, for they are all adulterers, a crowd of faithless people.

Jeremiah 9:4
"Let everyone guard against his neighbor; do not trust any brother, for every brother deals craftily, and every friend spreads slander.

Jeremiah 9:5
Each one betrays his friend; no one tells the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they wear themselves out committing iniquity.

Jeremiah 11:21
Therefore, this is what the LORD says concerning the people of Anathoth who are seeking your life and saying, "You must not prophesy in the name of the LORD, or you will die by our hand."

Treasury of Scripture

For even your brothers, and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; yes, they have called a multitude after you: believe them not, though they speak fair words to you.

thy brethren.

Jeremiah 9:4
Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.

Jeremiah 11:19,21
But I was like a lamb or an ox that is brought to the slaughter; and I knew not that they had devised devices against me, saying, Let us destroy the tree with the fruit thereof, and let us cut him off from the land of the living, that his name may be no more remembered…

Jeremiah 20:10
For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say they, and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.

yea.

Isaiah 31:4
For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.

Acts 16:22
And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them.

Acts 18:12
And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,

have called.

Psalm 12:2
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Proverbs 26:25
When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

Matthew 22:16-18
And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men…

fair words.







Lexicon
Even
כִּ֧י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

your brothers—
אַחֶ֣יךָ (’a·ḥe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

your own father’s
אָבִ֗יךָ (’ā·ḇî·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father

household—
וּבֵית־ (ū·ḇêṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

even
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

they
הֵ֙מָּה֙ (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

have betrayed you;
בָּ֣גְדוּ (bā·ḡə·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 898: To cover, to act covertly, to pillage

even
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

they
הֵ֛מָּה (hêm·māh)
Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1992: They

have cried
קָרְא֥וּ (qā·rə·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

aloud
מָלֵ֑א (mā·lê)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4392: Full, filling, fulness, fully

against you.
אַחֲרֶ֖יךָ (’a·ḥă·re·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 310: The hind or following part

Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

trust them,
תַּאֲמֵ֣ן (ta·’ă·mên)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 539: To confirm, support

though
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

they speak
יְדַבְּר֥וּ (yə·ḏab·bə·rū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

well
טוֹבֽוֹת׃ (ṭō·w·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

of you.
אֵלֶ֖יךָ (’ê·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to
(6) Thy brethren.--It is not certain whether we are to think actually of the sons of the same father, or only of the men of Anathoth (Jeremiah 11:23), as belonging to the same section of the priesthood. The language of Jeremiah 9:5 favours the more literal rendering. In any case, it is interesting to note that the proverb which our Lord more than once quotes, "A prophet is not without honour save in his own country and in his own house" (Matthew 13:57; Luke 4:24; John 4:44), probably had its origin in the sad experience of Jeremiah.

They have called a multitude after thee.--Better, have shouted a full shout (in our English phrase, "have raised a hue and cry") after thee.

Verse 6. - An example of the "treachery" referred to in Ver. 1; a conspiracy against Jeremiah in his own family. Have called a multitude after thee; rather, have called aloud after thee, as one raises a hue and cry after a thief. 12:1-6 When we are most in the dark concerning God's dispensations, we must keep up right thoughts of God, believing that he never did the least wrong to any of his creatures. When we find it hard to understand any of his dealings with us, or others, we must look to general truths as our first principles, and abide by them: the Lord is righteous. The God with whom we have to do, knows how our hearts are toward him. He knows both the guile of the hypocrite and the sincerity of the upright. Divine judgments would pull the wicked out of their pasture as sheep for the slaughter. This fruitful land was turned into barrenness for the wickedness of those that dwelt therein. The Lord reproved the prophet. The opposition of the men of Anathoth was not so formidable as what he must expect from the rulers of Judah. Our grief that there should be so much evil is often mixed with peevishness on account of the trials it occasions us. And in this our favoured day, and under our trifling difficulties, let us consider how we should behave, if called to sufferings like those of saints in former ages.
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