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Jeremiah 9:24

    Jeremiah 9:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, said the LORD.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he hath understanding, and knoweth me, that I am Jehovah who exerciseth lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But if any man has pride, let it be in this, that he has the wisdom to have knowledge of me, that I am the Lord, working mercy, giving true decisions, and doing righteousness in the earth: for in these things I have delight, says the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he hath understanding, and knoweth me, that I am Jehovah who exerciseth lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    but let him who glories glory in this, that he has understanding, and knows me, that I am Yahweh who exercises loving kindness, justice, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, says Yahweh.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth, and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 9:24

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 9:24

    But let him that glorieth - To glory in a thing is to depend on it as the means or cause of procuring happiness. But there can be no happiness but in being experimentally acquainted with that God who exercises loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. He who has God's mercy for his portion may well exult; for he need not fear the power of any adversary.

    Sometimes the ancient heathen poets uttered sentiments of morality far beyond their dispensation. Witness Phocylides on this subject: -

    Μη γαυρου σοφιῃ, μητ' αλκῃ, μητ' ενι πλουτῳ·

    Εις Θεος εστι σοφος, δυνατος θ' ἁμα, και τολυολβος.

    "If wisdom, strength, or riches be thy lot,

    Boast not; but rather think thou hast them not.

    One God alone from whom those gifts proceed

    Is wise, is mighty, and is rich indeed."

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 9:24

    This is the prophet's remedy for the healing of the nation. It is the true understanding and knowledge of God, of which the first means the spiritual enlightenment of the mind 1 Corinthians 2:13-14, the other the training of the heart unto obedience John 8:31-32. This knowledge of God is further said to find in Him three chief attributes,

    (1) "lovingkindness," i. e., readiness to show grace and mercy;

    (2) "judgment," a belief in which is declared in Hebrews 11:6 to be essential to faith;

    (3) "righteousness," which is essential to religion absolutely.

    Unless men believe that God's dealings with them in life and death are right and just, they can neither love nor reverence him.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 9:24

    9:24 Knoweth - Whether we make any curious distinction between understanding God, as if that be more speculative, whereby we rightly apprehend his nature; and knowing God, as if that be more practical, as directing the conversation, we need not here enquire; yet certainly both center in this, that we so know and understand God as to trust in him, and depend on him alone in all conditions. Exercise - Kindness, as it relates to his own people; judgment, in punishing the wicked; righteousness, as he deals justly and uprightly with both.