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 has 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 have 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.

Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 2 :30

Barnes's Commentary 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 Commentary 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.
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