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Jeremiah 2:34

    Jeremiah 2:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Also in your skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but on all these.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the innocent poor: thou didst not find them breaking in; but it is because of all these things.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And in the skirts of your robe may be seen the life-blood of those who have done no wrong: ...

    Webster's Revision

    Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the innocent poor: thou didst not find them breaking in; but it is because of all these things.

    World English Bible

    Also the blood of the souls of the innocent poor is found in your skirts. You did not find them breaking in; but it is because of all these things.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Also, in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the innocent poor: I have not found it at the place of breaking in, but upon all these.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 2:34

    The blood of the souls of the poor innocents - We find from the sacred history that Manasseh had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; see 2 Kings 21:16, and Ezekiel 34:10.

    I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these - Such deeds of darkness and profligacy are found only in Israel. Dr. Blayney translates, "I have not found it in a digged hole, but upon every oak." Others cover the blood that it may not appear; but ye have shed it openly, and sprinkled it upon your consecrated oaks, and gloried in it.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 2:34

    I have not found it ... - Rather, thou didst not find them breaking into thy house. The meaning is, that these poor innocents had committed no crime: they were not thieves caught in the act, whom the Law permitted men to slay Exodus 22:2, and therefore Israel in killing them was guilty of murder. The one crime here of theft is put for crime generally.

    Upon all these - Or, because of all this. Thou killedst the poor innocents, not for any crime, but because of this thy lust for idolatry.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 2:34

    2:34 Skirts - Of thy garments: the tokens of cruelty may be seen openly there. Innocents - In thee is found the murder expressed here by blood of innocent persons, murdering souls as well as bodies. Search - Heb. by digging; as if the earth had covered the blood, or as if they had committed their wickedness in some obscure places. These - Upon thy garments, exposed openly to publick view.