New Living Translation
"But listen to this message from the LORD, all you Judeans now living in Egypt: 'I have sworn by my great name,' says the LORD, 'that my name will no longer be spoken by any of the Judeans in the land of Egypt. None of you may invoke my name or use this oath: "As surely as the Sovereign LORD lives."
King James Bible
Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the LORD, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord GOD liveth.
Darby Bible Translation
Therefore hear ye the word of Jehovah, all Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith Jehovah, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, As the Lord Jehovah liveth.
World English Bible
Therefore hear the word of Yahweh, all Judah who dwell in the land of Egypt: Behold, I have sworn by my great name, says Yahweh, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, As the Lord Yahweh lives.
Young's Literal Translation
'Therefore, hear ye a word of Jehovah, all Judah who are dwelling in the land of Egypt: Lo, I -- I have sworn by My great name, said Jehovah, My name is no more proclaimed by the mouth of any man of Judah, saying, Live doth the Lord Jehovah -- in all the land of Egypt.
Jeremiah 44:26 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
44:26 The Lord liveth - There shall not any be left alive of the Jews that are in Egypt, to swear The Lord God liveth.
LibraryNature of Covenanting.
A covenant is a mutual voluntary compact between two parties on given terms or conditions. It may be made between superiors and inferiors, or between equals. The sentiment that a covenant can be made only between parties respectively independent of one another is inconsistent with the testimony of Scripture. Parties to covenants in a great variety of relative circumstances, are there introduced. There, covenant relations among men are represented as obtaining not merely between nation and nation, …
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting
For example, there was God's promise to Abraham. Since there was no one greater to swear by, God took an oath in his own name, saying:
"This is what the LORD says: Because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your son, your only son, I swear by my own name that
Now I raise my hand to heaven and declare, "As surely as I live,
when I sharpen my flashing sword and begin to carry out justice, I will take revenge on my enemies and repay those who reject me.
But God says to the wicked: "Why bother reciting my decrees and pretending to obey my covenant?
"Listen to me, O family of Jacob, you who are called by the name of Israel and born into the family of Judah. Listen, you who take oaths in the name of the LORD and call on the God of Israel. You don't keep your promises,
even though you call yourself the holy city and talk about depending on the God of Israel, whose name is the LORD of Heaven's Armies.
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