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Jeremiah 8:5

    Jeremiah 8:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Why then is this people of Jerusalem slid back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Why do these people of Jerusalem go back, for ever turning away? they will not give up their deceit, they will not come back.

    Webster's Revision

    Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

    World English Bible

    Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Why then is this people of Jerusalem slidden back by a perpetual backsliding? they hold fast deceit, they refuse to return.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 8:5

    Fast - Abstaining from food.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 8:5

    When men act as in Jeremiah 8:4, why is God's own people alone an exception?

    Slidden back ... backsliding - The same words as "turn" and "return" in Jeremiah 8:4. They should be rendered, "Why doth this people of Jerusalem turn away with a perpetual turning?"

    Deceit - i. e., idolatry; because men worship in it that which is false, and it is false to the worshippers.

    Refuse - From a feeling of dislike.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 8:5

    8:5 Deceit - Their false prophets, encouraging themselves in their wickedness, and pleasing themselves, that their miseries should not come upon them.