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Jeremiah 5:5

    Jeremiah 5:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    I will get me to the great men, and will speak to them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they know the way of Jehovah, and the law of their God. But these with one accord have broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    I will go to the great men and have talk with them; for they have knowledge of the way of the Lord and of the behaviour desired by their God. But as for these, their one purpose is a broken yoke and burst bands.

    Webster's Revision

    I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they know the way of Jehovah, and the law of their God. But these with one accord have broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.

    World English Bible

    I will go to the great men, and will speak to them; for they know the way of Yahweh, and the law of their God." But these with one accord have broken the yoke, and burst the bonds.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they know the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God. But these with one accord have broken the yoke, and burst the bands.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 5:5

    I will get me unto the great men - Those whose circumstances and rank in life gave them opportunities of information which the others could not have, for the reasons already given.

    These have altogether broken the yoke - These have cast aside all restraint, have acted above law, and have trampled all moral obligations under their feet, and into their vortex the lower classes of the people have been swept away. Solon said, "The laws are like cobwebs; they entangle the small fry, but the great ones go through them, and carry all away with them."

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 5:5

    They have known ... - Men of education, who read the Scriptures, and learn from them the nature of God's judgments.

    But these - literally, surely they (compare Jeremiah 5:4).

    The yoke - The Mosaic law.

    And burst ... - They have torn off, torn themselves loose from.

    The bonds - The fastenings by which the yoke was fixed upon the necks of the oxen.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 5:5

    5:5 But - These are more refractory than the other; no law of God is able to hold them.