Jeremiah 9:13
New International Version
The LORD said, “It is because they have forsaken my law, which I set before them; they have not obeyed me or followed my law.

New Living Translation
The LORD replies, “This has happened because my people have abandoned my instructions; they have refused to obey what I said.

English Standard Version
And the LORD says: “Because they have forsaken my law that I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice or walked in accord with it,

Berean Study Bible
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.

King James Bible
And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein;

New King James Version
And the LORD said, “Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice, nor walked according to it,

New American Standard Bible
The LORD said, “Because they have abandoned My Law which I put before them, and have not obeyed My voice nor walked according to it,

NASB 1995
The LORD said, “Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice nor walked according to it,

NASB 1977
And the LORD said, “Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, and have not obeyed My voice nor walked according to it,

Amplified Bible
The LORD said, “Because they have turned away from My law which I set before them, and have not listened to and obeyed My voice nor walked in accordance with it,

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD said, “It is because they abandoned my instruction, which I set before them, and did not obey my voice or walk according to it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD said, “It is because they abandoned My instruction that I set in front of them and did not obey My voice or walk according to it.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And LORD JEHOVAH said: “Because they have forsaken my Law which I gave to them and to their fathers, and they did not listen to my voice, and they did not walk in it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord said to me, Because they have forsaken my law, which I set before them, and have not hearkened to my voice;

Contemporary English Version
The LORD said: I destroyed the land because the people disobeyed me and rejected my laws and teachings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said: Because they have forsaken my law, which I gave them, and have not heard my voice, and have not walked in it.

English Revised Version
And the LORD saith, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein;

Good News Translation
The LORD answered, "This has happened because my people have abandoned the teaching that I gave them. They have not obeyed me or done what I told them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD answered, "They've abandoned my teachings that I placed in front of them. They didn't obey me, and they didn't follow them.

International Standard Version
The LORD said, "It is because they have forsaken my Law that I gave them. They didn't obey me and didn't live according to it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD saith: Because they have forsaken My law which I set before them, And have not hearkened to My voice, neither walked therein;

Literal Standard Version
And YHWH says: “Because of their forsaking My law that I set before them, And they have not listened to My voice nor walked in it,

NET Bible
The LORD answered, "This has happened because these people have rejected my laws which I gave them. They have not obeyed me or followed those laws.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD says, "Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked in it,

World English Bible
Yahweh says, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith: Because of their forsaking My law that I set before them, And they have not hearkened to My voice nor walked in it,

Additional Translations ...
Context
A Lament over Zion
12Who is the man wise enough to understand this? To whom has the mouth of the LORD spoken, that he may explain it? Why is the land destroyed and scorched like a desert, so no one can pass through it? 13And 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. 14Instead, they have followed the stubbornness of their hearts and gone after the Baals, as their fathers taught them.”…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 7:19
But if you turn away and forsake the statutes and commandments I have set before you, and if you go off to serve and worship other gods,

Psalm 89:30
If his sons forsake My law and do not walk in My judgments,

Jeremiah 5:19
And when the people ask, 'For what offense has the LORD our God done all these things to us?' You are to tell them, 'Just as you have forsaken Me and served foreign gods in your land, so will you serve foreigners in a land that is not your own.'"

Jeremiah 22:9
Then people will reply, 'Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God and have worshiped and served other gods.'"


Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein;

Jeremiah 22:9
Then they shall answer, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD their God, and worshipped other gods, and served them.

Deuteronomy 31:16,17
And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them…

2 Chronicles 7:19
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;









Verse 13. - There is no answer, for the wise men are ashamed (Jeremiah 8:9); so Jehovah himself takes up his speech. My law which I set before them; not in reference to the publication of the Law on Sinai, but, as Keil rightly points out, to the oral exhibition of the Torah by the prophets. Neither walked therein; viz. in the Law. (On the precise contents of the term here rendered "Law," see note on Jeremiah 8:8.)

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3069: YHWH

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

“It is because
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

they have forsaken
עָזְבָם֙ (‘ā·zə·ḇām)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

My law
תּ֣וֹרָתִ֔י (tō·w·rā·ṯî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law

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

I set
נָתַ֖תִּי (nā·ṯat·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

before them;
לִפְנֵיהֶ֑ם (lip̄·nê·hem)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 6440: The face

they have not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

walked
הָ֥לְכוּ (hā·lə·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

in it
בָֽהּ׃ (ḇāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

[or]
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

obeyed
שָׁמְע֥וּ (šā·mə·‘ū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8085: To hear intelligently

My voice.
בְקוֹלִ֖י (ḇə·qō·w·lî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6963: A voice, sound


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