Jeremiah 2:17
New International Version
Have you not brought this on yourselves by forsaking the LORD your God when he led you in the way?

New Living Translation
And you have brought this upon yourselves by rebelling against the LORD your God, even though he was leading you on the way!

English Standard Version
Have you not brought this upon yourself by forsaking the LORD your God, when he led you in the way?

Berean Study Bible
Have you not brought this on yourself by forsaking the LORD your God when He led you in the way?

New American Standard Bible
"Have you not done this to yourself By your forsaking the LORD your God When He led you in the way?

New King James Version
Have you not brought this on yourself, In that you have forsaken the LORD your God When He led you in the way?

King James Bible
Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?

Christian Standard Bible
Have you not brought this on yourself by abandoning the LORD your God while he was leading you along the way?

Contemporary English Version
It's all your own fault! You stopped following me, the LORD your God,

Good News Translation
Israel, you brought this on yourself! You deserted me, the LORD your God, while I was leading you along the way.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have you not brought this on yourself by abandoning the LORD your God while He was leading you along the way?

International Standard Version
You have done this to yourselves, have you not, by forsaking the LORD your God, when he is the one who led you on the way?

NET Bible
You have brought all this on yourself, Israel, by deserting the LORD your God when he was leading you along the right path.

New Heart English Bible
"Haven't you brought this on yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have brought this on yourself by abandoning the LORD your God when he led you on his way.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Is it not this that doth cause it unto thee, That thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, When He led thee by the way?

New American Standard 1977
“Have you not done this to yourself, By your forsaking the LORD your God, When He led you in the way?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Could this not have come upon you peradventure because thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?

King James 2000 Bible
Have you not brought this unto yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way?

American King James Version
Have you not procured this to yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way?

American Standard Version
Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken Jehovah thy God, when he led thee by the way?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Has not thy forsaking me brought these things upon thee? saith the Lord thy God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hath not this been done to thee, because thou hast forsaken the Lord thy God at that time, when he led thee by the way?

Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken Jehovah thy God, at the time he was leading thee in the way?

English Revised Version
Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?

Webster's Bible Translation
Hast thou not procured this to thyself in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way?

World English Bible
"Haven't you procured this to yourself, in that you have forsaken Yahweh your God, when he led you by the way?

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou not do this to thyself? By thy forsaking Jehovah thy God, At the time He is leading thee in the way?
Study Bible
The Consequences of Israel's Sin
16The men of Memphis and Tahpanhes have shaved the crown of your head. 17Have you not brought this on yourself by forsaking the LORD your God when He led you in the way? 18Now what will you gain on your way to Egypt to drink the waters of the Nile? What will you gain on your way to Assyria to drink the waters of the Euphrates?…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:10
He found him in a desert land, in a barren, howling wilderness; He surrounded him, He instructed him, He guarded him as the apple of His eye.

Jeremiah 4:18
Your ways and your deeds have brought this upon you. This is your punishment. How bitter it is, because it pierces to the heart!"

Jeremiah 5:25
Your iniquities have diverted these from you; your sins have deprived you of My bounty.

Jeremiah 13:22
And if you ask yourself, "Why has this happened to me?" it is because of the magnitude of your iniquity. Your skirts have been stripped off, your body exposed.

Jeremiah 19:4
because they have abandoned Me and made this a foreign place. They have burned incense in it to other gods that neither they nor their fathers nor the kings of Judah have ever known. They have filled this place with the blood of the innocent.

Jeremiah 44:3
because of the evil they have done. They provoked Me to anger by continuing to burn incense and to serve other gods that neither they nor you nor your fathers ever knew.

Ezekiel 39:24
I dealt with them according to their uncleanness and transgressions, and I hid My face from them.'

Hosea 13:9
It is your destruction, O Israel, because you are against Me--against your helper.

Treasury of Scripture

Have you not procured this to yourself, in that you have forsaken the LORD your God, when he led you by the way?

hast thou

Jeremiah 2:19
Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

Jeremiah 4:18
Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, because it reacheth unto thine heart.

Leviticus 26:15
And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:

in that

Jeremiah 2:13
For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

1 Chronicles 28:9
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

2 Chronicles 7:19,20
But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; …

when he

Deuteronomy 32:19
And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.

Psalm 77:20
Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

Psalm 78:53,54
And he led them on safely, so that they feared not: but the sea overwhelmed their enemies…







Lexicon
Have you not
הֲלוֹא־ (hă·lō·w-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

brought
תַּעֲשֶׂה־ (ta·‘ă·śeh-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

this on yourself
זֹ֖את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

by forsaking
עָזְבֵךְ֙ (‘ā·zə·ḇêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

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

your God
אֱלֹהַ֔יִךְ (’ĕ·lō·ha·yiḵ)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

when
בְּעֵ֖ת (bə·‘êṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6256: Time, now, when

He led you
מוֹלִיכֵ֥ךְ (mō·w·lî·ḵêḵ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

in the way?
בַּדָּֽרֶךְ׃ (bad·dā·reḵ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action
(17) Hast thou not procured this . . .?--The secret cause of the calamities is brought to light. Jehovah was leading Israel, but Israel has chosen another path, and so has procured sorrow upon sorrow to himself. The "way" here is scarcely the literal path through the wilderness, but much rather the true way of life.

Verse 17. - Hast not thou procured this? rather, Is it not this that doth procure it unto thee (namely) that thou hast forsaken, etc.? or, Is it not thy forsaking Jehovah that pro. cureth thee this? When he led thee by the way. The prophet thinks, perhaps, of the rebellion of the forefathers of Israel, who too soon ceased to "go after" Jehovah (comp. ver. 2), and whose fickleness was imitated but too well by their descendants. This view is favored by the phraseology of Deuteronomy 1:33; Deuteronomy 8:2, 15. But we may, if we prefer it, explain "by (or, rather, in) the way," on the analogy of the promise in Jeremiah 31:9, "I will lead them... in a straight way," i.e. I will grant them an uninterrupted course of prosperity. The omission of the adjective in the present passage may be paralleled by Psalm 25:8, "Therefore will he instruct sinners in the (right) way." 2:14-19 Is Israel a servant? No, they are the seed of Abraham. We may apply this spiritually: Is the soul of man a slave? No, it is not; but has sold its own liberty, and enslaved itself to divers lusts and passions. The Assyrian princes, like lions, prevailed against Israel. People from Egypt destroyed their glory and strength. They brought these calamities on themselves by departing from the Lord. The use and application of this is, Repent of thy sin, that thy correction may not be thy ruin. What has a Christian to do in the ways of forbidden pleasure or vain sinful mirth, or with the pursuits of covetousness and ambition?
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