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Jeremiah 2:36

    Jeremiah 2:36 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou also shalt be ashamed of Egypt, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why gad you about so much to change your way? you also shall be ashamed of Egypt, as you were ashamed of Assyria.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou shalt be ashamed of Egypt also, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Why do you go about so much for the purpose of changing your way? you will be shamed on account of Egypt, as you were shamed on account of Assyria.

    Webster's Revision

    Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou shalt be ashamed of Egypt also, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria.

    World English Bible

    Why do you go about so much to change your way? You will be ashamed of Egypt also, as you were ashamed of Assyria.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way? thou shalt be ashamed of Egypt also, as thou wast ashamed of Assyria.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 2:36

    Gaddest - To have roamed; to have gone away.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 2:36

    Why gaddest thou about - When they had departed from the Lord, they sought foreign alliances for support.

    1. The Assyrians 2 Chronicles 28:13-21; but they injured instead of helping them.

    2. The Egyptians: but in this they were utterly disappointed, and were ashamed of their confidence.

    See Jeremiah 37:7-8 (note), for the fulfillment of this prediction.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 2:36

    To change thy way - The rival parties at Jerusalem looked one to Assyria, the other to Egypt, for safety. As one or other for the time prevailed, the nation "changed its way," sending its embassies now eastward to Nineveh, now westward to Memphis.

    Thou also ... - literally, also of Egypt "shalt thou be ashamed." This was literally fulfilled by the failure of the attempt to raise the siege of Jerusalem Jeremiah 37:5.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 2:36

    2:36 Why - Why dost thou seek auxiliaries anywhere, rather than cleave to me? Ashamed - Egypt shall stand thee in no more stead than Assyria hath done.