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Jeremiah 2:5

    Jeremiah 2:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thus saith the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Thus said the LORD, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    thus saith Jehovah, What unrighteousness have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    These are the words of the Lord: What evil have your fathers seen in me that they have gone far from me, and, walking after what is false, have become false?

    Webster's Revision

    thus saith Jehovah, What unrighteousness have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

    World English Bible

    Thus says Yahweh, "What unrighteousness have your fathers found in me, that they have gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    thus saith the LORD, What unrighteousness have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain?

    Definitions for Jeremiah 2:5

    Iniquity - Sin; wickedness; evil.
    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 2:5

    What iniquity have your fathers found in me - Have they ever discovered any thing cruel, unjust, oppressive in my laws? Any thing unkind or tyrannical in my government? Why then have they become idolaters?

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 2:5

    2:5 Vanity - Idols. Vain - Fools; senseless as the stocks and stones that they made their idols of.