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Jeremiah 5:4

    Jeremiah 5:4 Translations

    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 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.

    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

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

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 5:4

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

    Barnes' Notes 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 Notes 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.