Jeremiah 5 :4

Jeremiah 5 :4 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.

King James Version (KJV)

Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Then I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish; for they know not the way of Jehovah, nor the law of their God:

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Then I said, But these are the poor: they are foolish, for they have no knowledge of the way of the Lord or of the behaviour desired by their God.

Webster's Revision

Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God.

World English Bible

Then I said, "Surely these are poor. They are foolish; for they don't know the way of Yahweh, nor the law of their God.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Then I said, Surely these are poor: they are foolish; for they know not the way of the LORD, nor the judgment of their God:

Definitions for Jeremiah 5 :4

Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 5 :4

These are poor - They are ignorant; they have no education; they know no better.

Barnes' Commentary on Jeremiah 5 :4

Therefore - More simply "and."

They are foolish - Or, they act foolishly (see Numbers 12:11), not having that knowledge which would enable them to guide their ways with discretion.

Wesley's Commentary on Jeremiah 5 :4

5:4 Poor - The vulgar, that understand but little, of less conscience than the better sort. Judgment - The methods or ways of his providence.
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