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Jeremiah 5:2

    Jeremiah 5:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And though they say, The LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And though they say, The LORD lives; surely they swear falsely.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And though they say, As Jehovah liveth; surely they swear falsely.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And though they say, By the living Lord; truly their oaths are false.

    Webster's Revision

    And though they say, As Jehovah liveth; surely they swear falsely.

    World English Bible

    Though they say, 'As Yahweh lives;' surely they swear falsely."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And though they say, As the LORD liveth; surely they swear falsely.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 5:2

    The Lord liveth - Though they profess to bind themselves by Jehovah, as if they acknowledged him their God and only Lord, yet they swore falsely; for not believing in him, they took a false oath; one by which they did not believe themselves bound, not acknowledging him as their Lord. See on Jeremiah 4:2 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 5:2

    Though they take the most binding form of oath, they do so only as a means of deceiving others.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 5:2

    5:2 Though - Though when they swear, they use the form of an oath, and say, the Lord liveth, or by the living God: yet it is neither in truth nor righteousness.