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Jeremiah 2:30

    Jeremiah 2:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I gave your children blows to no purpose; they got no good from training: your sword has been the destruction of your prophets, like a death-giving lion.

    Webster's Revision

    In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

    World English Bible

    "I have struck your children in vain. They received no correction. Your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 2:30

    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 2:30

    Your own sword hath detoured your prophets - An allusion probably to Manasseh 2 Kings 21:16. Death was the usual fate of the true prophet Nehemiah 9:26; Matthew 23:37.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 2:30

    2:30 Children - Your inhabitants in every city, they being frequently called the children of such a city. Correction - Instruction: though they were corrected, yet they would not be instructed. Your sword - You have been so far from receiving instruction, that you have, by the sword, and other ways of destruction, murdered those that I have sent to reprove you.