Jeremiah 32:33
New International Version
They turned their backs to me and not their faces; though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.

New Living Translation
My people have turned their backs on me and have refused to return. Even though I diligently taught them, they would not receive instruction or obey.

English Standard Version
They have turned to me their back and not their face. And though I have taught them persistently, they have not listened to receive instruction.

Berean Study Bible
They have turned their backs to Me and not their faces. Though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.

King James Bible
And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

New King James Version
And they have turned to Me the back, and not the face; though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.

New American Standard Bible
They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen to accept discipline.

NASB 1995
“They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction.

NASB 1977
“And they have turned their back to Me, and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction.

Amplified Bible
They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them repeatedly, yet they would not listen and receive instruction.

Christian Standard Bible
They have turned their backs to me and not their faces. Though I taught them time and time again, they do not listen and receive discipline.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They have turned their backs to Me and not their faces. Though I taught them time and time again, they do not listen and receive discipline.

American Standard Version
And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: and though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they turned their back to me, and not their faces, and I taught them; I arose early and I taught and they did not listen to receive instruction

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they turned the back to me, and not the face: whereas I taught them early in the morning, but they hearkened no more to receive instructions.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they have turned their backs to me, and not their faces: when I taught them early in the morning, and instructed them, and they would not hearken to receive instruction.

English Revised Version
And they have turned unto me the back, and not the face: and though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

Good News Translation
They turned their backs on me; and though I kept on teaching them, they would not listen and learn.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
have turned their backs, not their faces to me. I taught them again and again, but they refused to listen and learn.

International Standard Version
They have turned their backs to me rather than their faces. Even though I taught them, teaching them again and again, they didn't listen to accept correction.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they have turned unto Me the back, and not the face; and though I taught them, teaching them betimes and often, yet they have not hearkened to receive instruction.

Literal Standard Version
And they turn the neck to Me, and not the face, and teaching them, rising early and teaching, and they are not listening to accept instruction.

NET Bible
They have turned away from me instead of turning to me. I tried over and over again to instruct them, but they did not listen and respond to correction.

New Heart English Bible
They have turned to me the back, and not the face: and though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.

World English Bible
They have turned to me the back, and not the face: and though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.

Young's Literal Translation
And they turn unto Me the neck, and not the face, and teaching them, rising early and teaching, and they are not hearkening to accept instruction.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The LORD's Answer
32because of all the evil the children of Israel and of Judah have done to provoke Me to anger—they, their kings, their officials, their priests and prophets, the men of Judah, and the residents of Jerusalem. 33They have turned their backs to Me and not their faces. Though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline. 34They have placed their abominations in the house that bears My Name, and so have defiled it.…

Cross References
John 8:2
Early in the morning He went back into the temple courts. All the people came to Him, and He sat down to teach them.

2 Chronicles 36:15
Again and again the LORD, the God of their fathers, sent word to His people through His messengers because He had compassion on them and on His dwelling place.

2 Chronicles 36:16
But they mocked the messengers of God, despising His words and scoffing at His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD against His people was stirred up beyond remedy.

Job 35:11
who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the air?'

Jeremiah 2:27
say to a tree, 'You are my father,' and to a stone, 'You gave me birth.' For they have turned their backs to Me and not their faces, yet in the time of trouble they beg, 'Rise up and save us!'

Jeremiah 7:13
And now, because you have done all these things, declares the LORD, and because I have spoken to you again and again but you would not listen, and I have called to you but you would not answer,

Jeremiah 18:17
I will scatter them before the enemy like the east wind. I will show them My back and not My face in the day of their calamity."


Treasury of Scripture

And they have turned to me the back, and not the face: though I taught them, rising up early and teaching them, yet they have not listened to receive instruction.

turned.

Jeremiah 2:27
Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us.

Jeremiah 7:24
But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward.

Jeremiah 18:17
I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will shew them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity.

back.

Jeremiah 7:13
And now, because ye have done all these works, saith the LORD, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not;

Jeremiah 25:3,4
From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that is the three and twentieth year, the word of the LORD hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened…

Jeremiah 26:5
To hearken to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent unto you, both rising up early, and sending them, but ye have not hearkened;









(33) They have turned unto me the back . . .--It will be remembered that this image was more or less a favourite one with the prophet. (See Notes on Jeremiah 2:27; Jeremiah 7:24.) The same holds good of the "rising up early." (See Notes on Jeremiah 7:13; Jeremiah 7:25.)



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They have turned
וַיִּפְנ֥וּ (way·yip̄·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 6437: To turn, to face, appear, look

their backs
עֹ֖רֶף (‘ō·rep̄)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6203: The nape, back of the neck, the back

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

Me and not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

their faces.
פָנִ֑ים (p̄ā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

Though I taught
וְלַמֵּ֤ד (wə·lam·mêḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 3925: To exercise in, learn

them
אֹתָם֙ (’ō·ṯām)
Direct object marker | third person masculine plural
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

again and again,
הַשְׁכֵּ֣ם (haš·kêm)
Verb - Hifil - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 7925: To load up, to start early in the morning

they would not
וְאֵינָ֥ם (wə·’ê·nām)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb | third person masculine plural
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

listen
שֹׁמְעִ֖ים (šō·mə·‘îm)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

or respond
לָקַ֥חַת (lā·qa·ḥaṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 3947: To take

to discipline.
מוּסָֽר׃ (mū·sār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4148: Chastisement, reproof, warning, instruction, restraint


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