Jeremiah 17 :2

Jeremiah 17 :2 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees on the high hills.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees on the high hills.

American Standard Version (ASV)

whilst their children remember their altars and their Asherim by the green trees upon the high hills.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Their altars and their wood pillars under every branching tree, on the high hills and the mountains in the field.

Webster's Revision

Whilst their children remember their altars and their groves by the green trees upon the high hills.

World English Bible

while their children remember their altars and their Asherim by the green trees on the high hills.

English Revised Version (ERV)

whilst their children remember their altars and their Asherim by the green trees upon the high hills.

Definitions for Jeremiah 17 :2

Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 17 :2

Whilst their children remember - Even the rising generation have their imagination stocked with idol images, and their memories with the frantic rites and ceremonies which they saw their parents observe in this abominable worship.

Barnes's Commentary on Jeremiah 17 :2

While their children remember their altars - Perhaps an allusion to their sacrifices of children to Moloch. Present perhaps at some such blood-stained rite, its horrors would be engraven forever upon the memory.

Groves - "Asherahs," i. e., wooden images of Astarte (see Exodus 34:13 note).

Wesley's Commentary on Jeremiah 17 :2

17:2 Their children - This shewed how inveterate they were in this sin of idolatry, that they taught it their children.
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