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Jeremiah 2:14

    Jeremiah 2:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave? why is he spoiled?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Is Israel a servant? is he a home born slave? why is he spoiled?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Is Israel a servant? is he a home-born'slave ? why is he become a prey?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Is Israel a servant? has he been a house-servant from birth? why has he been made waste?

    Webster's Revision

    Is Israel a servant? is he a home-born'slave ? why is he become a prey?

    World English Bible

    Is Israel a servant? Is he a native-born [slave]? Why has he become a prey?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Is Israel a servant? is he a homeborn slave? why is he become a prey?

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 2:14

    Is Israel a servant? - Is he a slave purchased with money, or a servant born in the family? He is a son himself. If so, then, why is he spoiled? Not because God has not shown him love and kindness; but because he forsook God, turned to and is joined with idols.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 2:14

    It was Israel's glory to be Yahweh's servant Jeremiah 30:10, and slaves born in the house were more prized than those bought with money as being more faithful Genesis 14:14. Cannot Yahweh guard His own household? How happens it that a member of so powerful a family is spoiled? In the next verse the prophet gives the reason. Israel is a runaway slave, who has deserted the family to which he belongs by right of birth, and thereby brought upon himself trouble and misery.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 2:14

    2:14 A slave - Slave is here added to home - born to express the baseness of his service, because the master had power to make those slaves who were born of slaves in his house. Why - Why is he thus tyrannized over, as if strangers had the same right over him as owners over their slaves?