Jeremiah 7:9
New International Version
"'Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal and follow other gods you have not known,

New Living Translation
Do you really think you can steal, murder, commit adultery, lie, and burn incense to Baal and all those other new gods of yours,

English Standard Version
Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, make offerings to Baal, and go after other gods that you have not known,

Berean Study Bible
Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal, and follow other gods that you have not known,

King James Bible
Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;

New King James Version
Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you do not know,

New American Standard Bible
Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, offer sacrifices to Baal, and follow other gods that you have not known,

NASB 1995
"Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery and swear falsely, and offer sacrifices to Baal and walk after other gods that you have not known,

NASB 1977
“Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and offer sacrifices to Baal, and walk after other gods that you have not known,

Amplified Bible
Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear [oaths] falsely, offer sacrifices or burn incense to Baal, and follow after other gods that you have not known,

Christian Standard Bible
“ ‘Do you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Baal, and follow other gods that you have not known?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
"Do you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear falsely, burn incense to Baal, and follow other gods that you have not known?

American Standard Version
Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods that ye have not known,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You are stealing and murdering and you commit adultery and swear in my name with falsehood, and you lay incense for Baal, and you go after other gods that you do not know

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and ye murder, and commit adultery, and steal, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and are gone after strange gods whom ye know not,

Contemporary English Version
You steal and murder; you lie in court and are unfaithful in marriage. You worship idols and offer incense to Baal, when these gods have never done anything for you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
To steal, to murder, to commit adultery, to swear falsely, to offer to Baalim, and to go after strange gods, which you know not.

English Revised Version
Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye have not known,

Good News Translation
You steal, murder, commit adultery, tell lies under oath, offer sacrifices to Baal, and worship gods that you had not known before.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You steal, murder, commit adultery, lie when you take oaths, burn incense as an offering to Baal, and run after other gods that you do not know.

International Standard Version
Will you steal, murder, commit adultery, swear by false gods, burn incense to Baal, follow other gods that you don't know,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and offer unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye have not known,

Literal Standard Version
Stealing, murdering, and committing adultery, "" And swearing to falsehood, and giving incense to Ba‘al, "" And going after other gods whom you did not know.

NET Bible
You steal. You murder. You commit adultery. You lie when you swear on oath. You sacrifice to the god Baal. You pay allegiance to other gods whom you have not previously known.

New Heart English Bible
Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods that you have not known,

World English Bible
Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods that you have not known,

Young's Literal Translation
Stealing, murdering, and committing adultery, And swearing to falsehood, and giving perfume to Baal, And going after other gods whom ye knew not.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate
8But look, you keep trusting in deceptive words to no avail. 9Will you steal and murder, commit adultery and perjury, burn incense to Baal, and follow other gods that you have not known, 10and then come and stand before Me in this house, which bears My Name, and say, ‘We are delivered, so we can continue with all these abominations’?…

Cross References
Exodus 20:3
You shall have no other gods before Me.

Isaiah 1:13
Bring your worthless offerings no more; your incense is detestable to Me--your New Moons, Sabbaths, and convocations. I cannot endure iniquity in a solemn assembly.

Isaiah 58:2
For day after day they seek Me and delight to know My ways, like a nation that does what is right and does not forsake the justice of their God. They ask Me for righteous judgments; they delight in the nearness of God."

Jeremiah 1:16
I will pronounce My judgments against them for all their wickedness, because they have forsaken Me to burn incense to other gods and to worship the works of their own hands.

Jeremiah 5:7
"Why should I forgive you? Your children have forsaken Me and sworn by gods that are not gods. I satisfied their needs, yet they committed adultery and assembled at the houses of prostitutes.

Jeremiah 7:6
if you no longer oppress the foreigner and the fatherless and the widow, and if you no longer shed innocent blood in this place or follow other gods to your own harm,

Jeremiah 11:13
Your gods are indeed as numerous as your cities, O Judah; the altars of shame you have set up--the altars to burn incense to Baal--are as many as the streets of Jerusalem.'

Jeremiah 11:17
The LORD of Hosts, who planted you, has decreed disaster against you on account of the evil that the house of Israel and the house of Judah have brought upon themselves, provoking Me to anger by burning incense to Baal."

Jeremiah 18:15
Yet My people have forgotten Me. They burn incense to worthless idols that make them stumble in their ways, leaving the ancient roads to walk on rutted bypaths instead of on the highway.

Jeremiah 19:4
because they have abandoned Me and made this a foreign place. They have burned incense in this place 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 44:8
Why are you provoking Me to anger by the work of your hands by burning incense to other gods in the land of Egypt, where you have gone to reside? As a result, you will be cut off and will become an object of cursing and reproach among all the nations of the earth.

Jeremiah 44:9
Have you forgotten the wickedness of your fathers and of the kings of Judah and their wives, as well as the wickedness that you and your wives committed in the land of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem?

Jeremiah 48:35
In Moab, declares the LORD, I will bring an end to those who make offerings on the high places and burn incense to their gods.

Ezekiel 5:11
Therefore as surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, because you have defiled My sanctuary with all your detestable idols and abominations, I Myself will withdraw My favor; I will not look upon you with pity, nor will I spare you.

Ezekiel 23:39
On the very day they slaughtered their children for their idols, they entered My sanctuary to profane it. Yes, they did this inside My house.

Ezekiel 33:25
Therefore tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'You eat meat with the blood in it, lift up your eyes to your idols, and shed blood. Should you then possess the land?

Hosea 2:13
I will punish her for the days of the Baals when she burned incense to them, when she decked herself with rings and jewelry, and went after her lovers. But Me she forgot," declares the LORD.

Hosea 6:9
Like raiders who lie in ambush, so does a band of priests; they murder on the way to Shechem; surely they have committed atrocities.

Amos 4:5
Offer leavened bread as a thank offering, and loudly proclaim your freewill offerings. For that is what you children of Israel love to do," declares the Lord GOD.

Malachi 3:5
"Then I will draw near to you for judgment. And I will be a swift witness against sorcerers and adulterers and perjurers, against oppressors of the widowed and fatherless, and against those who defraud laborers of their wages and deny justice to the foreigner but do not fear Me," says the LORD of Hosts.


Treasury of Scripture

Will you steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense to Baal, and walk after other gods whom you know not;

steal.

Jeremiah 9:2-9
Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men…

Psalm 50:16-21
But unto the wicked God saith, What hast thou to do to declare my statutes, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth? …

Isaiah 59:1-8
Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: …

and burn.

Jeremiah 11:13,17
For according to the number of thy cities were thy gods, O Judah; and according to the number of the streets of Jerusalem have ye set up altars to that shameful thing, even altars to burn incense unto Baal…

Jeremiah 32:29
And the Chaldeans, that fight against this city, shall come and set fire on this city, and burn it with the houses, upon whose roofs they have offered incense unto Baal, and poured out drink offerings unto other gods, to provoke me to anger.

1 Kings 18:21
And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

and walk.

Jeremiah 7:6
If ye oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt:

Jeremiah 13:10
This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing.

Jeremiah 44:3
Because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers.









(9) Will ye steal.--The English obscures the emphasis of the Hebrew idiom which gives the verbs as a series of infinitives, What! to steal, to murder, to burn incense to Baal . . . and then have ye come before me . . .!

Verse 9. - Will ye steal, etc.? rather, What I stealing, murdering, etc.? The construction is formed by a series of infinitives, preceded by an interrogative expressing extreme surprise, equivalent to "Is this your way of life - a course of theft, and so forth?"

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Will you steal
הֲגָנֹ֤ב ׀ (hă·ḡā·nōḇ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 1589: To thieve, to deceive

and murder,
רָצֹ֙חַ֙ (rā·ṣō·aḥ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 7523: To dash in pieces, kill, to murder

commit adultery
וְֽנָאֹ֔ף (wə·nā·’ōp̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 5003: To commit adultery, to apostatize

and perjury,
וְהִשָּׁבֵ֥עַ (wə·hiš·šā·ḇê·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 7650: To seven oneself, swear

burn incense
וְקַטֵּ֣ר (wə·qaṭ·ṭêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 6999: To smoke, turn into fragrance by fire

to Baal,
לַבָּ֑עַל (lab·bā·‘al)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1168: Baal -- a heathen god

and follow
וְהָלֹ֗ךְ (wə·hā·lōḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

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

gods
אֱלֹהִ֥ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

you have not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

known,
יְדַעְתֶּֽם׃ (yə·ḏa‘·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3045: To know


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