Jeremiah 22:9
New International Version
And the answer will be: 'Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God and have worshiped and served other gods.'"

New Living Translation
And the answer will be, ‘Because they violated their covenant with the LORD their God by worshiping other gods.’”

English Standard Version
And they will answer, “Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God and worshiped other gods and served them.”’”

Berean Study Bible
Then people will reply, ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God and have worshiped and served other gods.’ ”

King James Bible
Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.

New King James Version
Then they will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshiped other gods and served them.’ ”

New American Standard Bible
Then they will answer, ‘Because they abandoned the covenant of the LORD their God and bowed down to other gods and served them.’”

NASB 1995
"Then they will answer, 'Because they forsook the covenant of the LORD their God and bowed down to other gods and served them.'"

NASB 1977
“Then they will answer, ‘Because they forsook the covenant of the LORD their God and bowed down to other gods and served them.’”

Amplified Bible
Then they will answer, ‘Because the people ignored and abandoned the [solemn] covenant with the LORD their God and worshiped other gods and served them.’”

Christian Standard Bible
They will answer, ‘Because they abandoned the covenant of the LORD their God and bowed in worship to other gods and served them.’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They will answer, 'Because they abandoned the covenant of Yahweh their God and worshiped and served other gods.'"

American Standard Version
Then they shall answer, Because they forsook the covenant of Jehovah their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they shall say: ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of LORD JEHOVAH their God, and they bowed to other gods, and they worked for them!’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall say Because they forsook the covenant of the Lord their God, and worshipped strange gods, and served them.

Contemporary English Version
Others will answer, "It's because the people worshiped foreign gods and broke the agreement that the LORD their God had made with them."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall answer: Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Lord their God, and have adored strange gods, and served them.

English Revised Version
Then they shall answer, Because they forsook the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.

Good News Translation
Then they will answer that it is because you have abandoned your covenant with me, your God, and have worshiped and served other gods."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The answer will be: 'They rejected the promise of the LORD their God. They worshiped other gods and served them.' "

International Standard Version
Then people will respond, 'It is because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God and have bowed down to other gods and served them.'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then they shall answer: 'Because they forsook the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.'

Literal Standard Version
And they have said, “Because that they have forsaken "" The covenant of their God YHWH, "" And bow themselves to other gods, and serve them.”

NET Bible
The answer will come back, "It is because they broke their covenant with the LORD their God and worshiped and served other gods."

New Heart English Bible
Then they shall answer, 'Because they forsook the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshiped other gods, and served them.'

World English Bible
Then they shall answer, Because they forsook the covenant of Yahweh their God, and worshiped other gods, and served them.

Young's Literal Translation
And they have said, 'Because that they have forsaken The covenant of Jehovah their God, And bow themselves to other gods, and serve them.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Warning about the Palace
8And many nations will pass by this city and ask one another, ‘Why has the LORD done such a thing to this great city?’ 9Then people will reply, ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God and have worshiped and served other gods.’”

Cross References
1 Kings 9:8
And when this temple has become a heap of rubble, all who pass by it will be appalled and will hiss and say, 'Why has the LORD done such a thing to this land and to this temple?'

2 Kings 22:17
because they have forsaken Me and burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands. My wrath will be kindled against this place and will not be quenched.'

2 Chronicles 34:25
because they have forsaken Me and burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands. My wrath will be poured out upon this place and will not be quenched.'

Jeremiah 9:13
And the LORD answered, "It is because they have forsaken My law, which I set before them; they have not walked in it or obeyed My voice.

Jeremiah 11:3
You must tell them that this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: Cursed is the man who does not obey the words of this covenant,

Jeremiah 16:11
Then you are to answer them: 'It is because your fathers have forsaken Me, declares the LORD, and followed other gods, and served and worshiped them. They abandoned Me and did not keep My instruction.

Jeremiah 40:2
The captain of the guard found Jeremiah and said to him, "The LORD your God decreed this disaster on this place,

Ezekiel 5:15
So you will be a reproach and a taunt, a warning and a horror to the nations around you, when I execute judgments against you in anger, wrath, and raging fury. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Ezekiel 12:16
But I will spare a few of them from sword and famine and plague, so that in the nations to which they go, they can recount all their abominations. Then they will know that I am the LORD."

Ezekiel 14:23
They will bring you consolation when you see their conduct and actions, and you will know that it was not without cause that I have done all these things within it,' declares the Lord GOD."

Ezekiel 39:23
And the nations will know that the house of Israel went into exile for their iniquity, because they were unfaithful to Me. So I hid My face from them and delivered them into the hands of their enemies, so that they all fell by the sword.


Treasury of Scripture

Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.

Jeremiah 2:17-19
Hast thou not procured this unto thyself, in that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, when he led thee by the way? …

Jeremiah 40:2,3
And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him, The LORD thy God hath pronounced this evil upon this place…

Jeremiah 50:7
All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then [people] will reply,
וְאָ֣מְר֔וּ (wə·’ā·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘Because
עַ֚ל (‘al)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

they have forsaken
עָֽזְב֔וּ (‘ā·zə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

the covenant
בְּרִ֥ית (bə·rîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1285: A covenant

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

their God
אֱלֹֽהֵיהֶ֑ם (’ĕ·lō·hê·hem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

and have worshiped
וַיִּֽשְׁתַּחֲו֛וּ (way·yiš·ta·ḥă·wū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7812: To depress, prostrate

and served
וַיַּעַבְדֽוּם׃ (way·ya·‘aḇ·ḏūm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5647: To work, to serve, till, enslave

other
אֲחֵרִ֖ים (’ă·ḥê·rîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 312: Hinder, next, other

gods.’
לֵאלֹהִ֥ים (lê·lō·hîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative


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