Jeremiah 14:11
New International Version
Then the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for the well-being of this people.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for these people anymore.

English Standard Version
The LORD said to me: “Do not pray for the welfare of this people.

Berean Study Bible
Then the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for the well-being of this people.

King James Bible
Then said the LORD unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.

New King James Version
Then the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for this people, for their good.

New American Standard Bible
So the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for a good outcome on behalf of this people.

NASB 1995
So the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for the welfare of this people.

NASB 1977
So the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for the welfare of this people.

Amplified Bible
So the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for good things for this people.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for the well-being of these people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for the well-being of these people.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH said to me: ‘You shall not pray for this people for good

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord said to me, Pray not for this people for their good:

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said, "Jeremiah, don't ask me to help these people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to me: Pray not for this people for their good.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said unto me, Pray not for this people for their good.

Good News Translation
The LORD said to me, "Do not ask me to help these people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD said to me, "Don't pray for the good of these people.

International Standard Version
Then the LORD told me, "Don't pray for the welfare of these people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said unto me: 'Pray not for this people for their good.

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH says to me: “You do not pray for this people for good.

NET Bible
Then the LORD said to me, "Do not pray for good to come to these people!

New Heart English Bible
The LORD said to me, "Do not pray for this people for their good.

World English Bible
Yahweh said to me, Don't pray for this people for [their] good.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto me: Thou dost not pray for this people for good,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Drought, Famine, Sword, Pestilence
10This is what the LORD says about this people: “Truly they love to wander; they have not restrained their feet. So the LORD does not accept them; He will now remember their guilt and call their sins to account.” 11Then the LORD said to me, “Do not pray for the well-being of this people. 12Although they may fast, I will not listen to their cry; although they may offer burnt offerings and grain offerings, I will not accept them. Instead, I will finish them off by sword and famine and plague.”…

Cross References
1 John 5:16
If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he should ask God, who will give life to those who commit this kind of sin. There is a sin that leads to death; I am not saying he should ask regarding that sin.

Exodus 32:10
Now leave Me alone, so that My anger may burn against them and consume them. Then I will make you into a great nation."

Jeremiah 7:16
As for you, do not pray for these people, do not offer a plea or petition on their behalf, and do not beg Me, for I will not listen to you.

Jeremiah 11:14
As for you, do not pray for these people. Do not raise up a cry or a prayer on their behalf, for I will not be listening when they call out to Me in their time of disaster.


Treasury of Scripture

Then said the LORD to me, Pray not for this people for their good.

Jeremiah 7:16
Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me: for I will not hear thee.

Jeremiah 11:14
Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.

Jeremiah 15:1
Then said the LORD unto me, Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my mind could not be toward this people: cast them out of my sight, and let them go forth.









(11) Pray not . . .--As before, in Jeremiah 7:16; Jeremiah 11:14, the saddest, sternest part of the prophet's work is to feel that even prayer--the prayer that punishment may be averted--is unavailing and unaccepted.

Verse 11. - Pray not for this people. So in Jeremiah 7:16 (on which see note); Jeremiah 11:14.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

said
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

to me,
אֵלָ֑י (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

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

pray
תִּתְפַּלֵּ֛ל (tiṯ·pal·lêl)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6419: To judge, to intercede, pray

for
בְּעַד־ (bə·‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's 1157: In up to, over against, at, beside, among, behind, for

the well-being
לְטוֹבָֽה׃ (lə·ṭō·w·ḇāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

of this
הַזֶּ֖ה (haz·zeh)
Article | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 2088: This, that

people.
הָעָ֥ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock


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