Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Jeremiah 5:7

    Jeremiah 5:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    How shall I pardon you for this? your children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    How can I pardon thee? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they committed adultery, and assembled themselves in troops at the harlots houses.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    How is it possible for you to have my forgiveness for this? your children have given me up, taking their oaths by those who are no gods: when I had given them food in full measure, they were false to their wives, taking their pleasure in the houses of loose women.

    Webster's Revision

    How can I pardon thee? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they committed adultery, and assembled themselves in troops at the harlots houses.

    World English Bible

    "How can I pardon you? Your children have forsaken me, and sworn by what are no gods. When I had fed them to the full, they committed adultery, and assembled themselves in troops at the prostitutes' houses.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    How can I pardon thee? thy children have forsaken me, and sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they committed adultery, and assembled themselves in troops at the harlots' houses.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 5:7

    Forsaken - To leave in an abandoned condition.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 5:7

    In the harlots' houses - In places consecrated to idolatry. In the language of the prophets, adultery generally signifies idolatry. This we have often seen.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 5:7

    Rather, Why, "for what reason" should "I pardon thee?"

    When ... - Or, "though I bound them to me by oath, yet they committed adultery."

    The harlots' houses - The harlot's house, i. e., the temple of an idol; the prophet had also in view (see Jeremiah 5:8) the unchastity which accompanied most forms of nature-worship.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 5:7

    5:7 They then - Such is the natural effect of unsanctified prosperity.