KJV JER5 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekJER4.htm JER6.htm
5:1 Run ye to and fro [H7751] through the streets [H2351] of Jerusalem [H3389] , and see [H7200] now, and know [H3045] , and seek [H1245] in the broad places [H7339] thereof, if ye can find [H4672] a man [H376] , if there be [H3426] [any] that executeth [H6213] judgment [H4941] , that seeketh [H1245] the truth [H530] ; and I will pardon [H5545] it.
5:2 And though they say [H559] , The LORD [H3068] liveth [H2416] ; surely they swear [H7650] falsely [H8267] .
5:3 O LORD [H3068] , [are] not thine eyes [H5869] upon the truth [H530] ? thou hast stricken [H5221] them, but they have not grieved [H2342] ; thou hast consumed [H3615] them, [but] they have refused [H3985] to receive [H3947] correction [H4148] : they have made their faces [H6440] harder [H2388] than a rock [H5553] ; they have refused [H3985] to return [H7725] .
5:4 Therefore I said [H559] , Surely these [are] poor [H1800] ; they are foolish [H2973] : for they know [H3045] not the way [H1870] of the LORD [H3068] , [nor] the judgment [H4941] of their God [H430] .
5:5 I will get [H3212] me unto the great men [H1419] , and will speak [H1696] unto them; for they have known [H3045] the way [H1870] of the LORD [H3068] , [and] the judgment [H4941] of their God [H430] : but these have altogether [H3162] broken [H7665] the yoke [H5923] , [and] burst [H5423] the bonds [H4147] .
5:6 Wherefore a lion [H738] out of the forest [H3293] shall slay [H5221] them, [and] a wolf [H2061] of the evenings [H6160] shall spoil [H7703] them, a leopard [H5246] shall watch [H8245] over their cities [H5892] : every one that goeth out [H3318] thence shall [H2007] be torn in pieces [H2963] : because their transgressions [H6588] are many [H7231] , [and] their backslidings [H4878] are increased [H6105] .(evenings: or, deserts)(are increased: Heb. are strong)
5:7 How [H335] shall I pardon [H5545] thee for this [H2063] ? thy children [H1121] have forsaken [H5800] me, and sworn [H7650] by [them that are] no [H3808] gods [H430] : when I had fed them to the full [H7650] , they then committed adultery [H5003] , and assembled themselves by troops [H1413] in the harlots' [H2181] houses [H1004] .
5:8 They were [as] fed [H2109] horses [H5483] in the morning [H7904] : every one [H376] neighed [H6670] after his neighbour's [H7453] wife [H802] .
5:9 Shall I not visit [H6485] for these [things]? saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] : and shall not my soul [H5315] be avenged [H5358] on such a nation [H1471] as this?
5:10 Go ye up [H5927] upon her walls [H8284] , and destroy [H7843] ; but make [H6213] not a full end [H3617] : take away [H5493] her battlements [H5189] ; for they [are] not the LORD'S [H3068] .
5:11 For the house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] and the house [H1004] of Judah [H3063] have dealt very [H898] treacherously [H898] against me, saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] .
5:12 They have belied [H3584] the LORD [H3068] , and said [H559] , [It is] not he; neither shall evil [H7451] come [H935] upon us; neither shall we see [H7200] sword [H2719] nor famine [H7458] :
5:13 And the prophets [H5030] shall become wind [H7307] , and the word [H1696] [is] not in them: thus shall it be done [H6213] unto them.
5:14 Wherefore thus saith [H559] the LORD [H3068] God [H430] of hosts [H6635] , Because ye speak [H1696] this word [H1697] , behold, I will make [H5414] my words [H1697] in thy mouth [H6310] fire [H784] , and this people [H5971] wood [H6086] , and it shall devour [H398] them.
5:15 Lo, I will bring [H935] a nation [H1471] upon you from far [H4801] , O house [H1004] of Israel [H3478] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] : it [is] a mighty [H386] nation [H1471] , it [is] an ancient [H5769] nation [H1471] , a nation [H1471] whose language [H3956] thou knowest [H3045] not, neither understandest [H8085] what they say [H1696] .
5:16 Their quiver [H827] [is] as an open [H6605] sepulchre [H6913] , they [are] all mighty men [H1368] .
5:17 And they shall eat up [H398] thine harvest [H7105] , and thy bread [H3899] , [which] thy sons [H1121] and thy daughters [H1323] should eat [H398] : they shall eat up [H398] thy flocks [H6629] and thine herds [H1241] : they shall eat up [H398] thy vines [H1612] and thy fig trees [H8384] : they shall impoverish [H7567] thy fenced [H4013] cities [H5892] , wherein thou [H2007] trustedst [H982] , with the sword [H2719] .
5:18 Nevertheless in those days [H3117] , saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] , I will not make [H6213] a full end [H3617] with you.
5:19 And it shall come to pass, when ye shall say [H559] , Wherefore [H8478] [H4100] doeth [H6213] the LORD [H3068] our God [H430] all these [things] unto us? then shalt thou answer [H559] them, Like as ye have forsaken [H5800] me, and served [H5647] strange [H5236] gods [H430] in your land [H776] , so shall ye serve [H5647] strangers [H2114] in a land [H776] [that is] not yours.
5:20 Declare [H5046] this in the house [H1004] of Jacob [H3290] , and publish [H8085] it in Judah [H3063] , saying [H559] ,
5:21 Hear [H8085] now this, O foolish [H5530] people [H5971] , and without understanding [H3820] ; which have eyes [H5869] , and see [H7200] not; which have ears [H241] , and hear [H8085] not:(understanding: Heb. heart)
5:22 Fear [H3372] ye not me? saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] : will ye not tremble [H2342] at my presence [H6440] , which have placed [H7760] the sand [H2344] [for] the bound [H1366] of the sea [H3220] by a perpetual [H5769] decree [H2706] , that it cannot pass [H5674] it: and though the waves [H1530] thereof toss [H1607] themselves, yet can they not prevail [H3201] ; though they roar [H1993] , yet can they not pass over [H5674] it?
5:23 But this people [H5971] hath a revolting [H5637] and a rebellious [H4784] heart [H3820] ; they are revolted [H5493] and gone [H3212] .
5:24 Neither say [H559] they in their heart [H3824] , Let us now fear [H3372] the LORD [H3068] our God [H430] , that giveth [H5414] rain [H1653] , both the former [H3138] and the latter [H4456] , in his season [H6256] : he reserveth [H8104] unto us the appointed [H2708] weeks [H7620] of the harvest [H7105] .
5:25 Your iniquities [H5771] have turned away [H5186] these [things], and your sins [H2403] have withholden [H4513] good [H2896] [things] from you.
5:26 For among my people [H5971] are found [H4672] wicked [H7563] [men]: they lay wait [H7789] , as he that setteth [H7918] snares [H3353] ; they set [H5324] a trap [H4889] , they catch [H3920] men [H582] .(they lay: or, they pry as fowlers lie in wait)
5:27 As a cage [H3619] is full [H4392] of birds [H5775] , so [are] their houses [H1004] full [H4392] of deceit [H4820] : therefore they are become great [H1431] , and waxen rich [H6238] .(cage: or, coop)
5:28 They are waxen fat [H8080] , they shine [H6245] : yea, they overpass [H5674] the deeds [H1697] of the wicked [H7451] : they judge [H1777] not the cause [H1779] , the cause of the fatherless [H3490] , yet they prosper [H6743] ; and the right [H4941] of the needy [H34] do they not judge [H8199] .
5:29 Shall I not visit [H6485] for these [things]? saith [H5002] the LORD [H3068] : shall not my soul [H5315] be avenged [H5358] on such a nation [H1471] as this?
5:30 A wonderful [H8047] and horrible thing [H8186] is committed [H1961] in the land [H776] ;(A wonderful: or, Astonishment and filthiness)
5:31 The prophets [H5030] prophesy [H5012] falsely [H8267] , and the priests [H3548] bear rule [H7287] by their means [H3027] ; and my people [H5971] love [H157] [to have it] so: and what will ye do [H6213] in the end [H319] thereof?(bear: or, take into their hands)