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Jeremiah 4:14

    Jeremiah 4:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thy vain thoughts lodge within thee?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O Jerusalem, wash thy heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thine evil thoughts lodge within thee?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O Jerusalem, make your heart clean from evil, so that you may have salvation. How long are evil purposes to have a resting-place in you?

    Webster's Revision

    O Jerusalem, wash thy heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thine evil thoughts lodge within thee?

    World English Bible

    Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O Jerusalem, wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved. How long shall thine evil thoughts lodge within thee?

    Definitions for Jeremiah 4:14

    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 4:14

    O Jerusalem, wash thine heart - Why do ye not put away your wickedness, that ye may be saved from these tremendous judgments? How long shall thy vain thoughts of safety and prosperity lodge within thee? Whilst thou continuest a rebel against God, and provokest him daily by thy abominations!

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 4:14

    Thy vain thoughts - "Thy" iniquitous "thoughts." "Aven," the word used here, is especially applied to the sin of idolatry: thus Bethel is generally called Bethaven by Hosea (Hosea 4:15; Hosea 5:8, ...), because instead of being the house of God, El, it was the house of an iniquity, Aven, the golden calf.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 4:14

    4:14 Wash - As a means to prevent the judgments that are impending. Vain thoughts - Vain fancies of safety.