Jeremiah 2:18 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Jeremiah 2:18, NIV: "Now why go to Egypt to drink water from the Nile? And why go to Assyria to drink water from the Euphrates?"

Jeremiah 2:18, ESV: "And now what do you gain by going to Egypt to drink the waters of the Nile? Or what do you gain by going to Assyria to drink the waters of the Euphrates?"

Jeremiah 2:18, KJV: "And now what hast thou to do in the way of Egypt, to drink the waters of Sihor? or what hast thou to do in the way of Assyria, to drink the waters of the river?"

Jeremiah 2:18, NASB: "But now what are you doing on the road to Egypt, Except to drink the waters of the Nile? Or what are you doing on the road to Assyria, Except to drink the waters of the Euphrates River?"

Jeremiah 2:18, NLT: "'What have you gained by your alliances with Egypt and your covenants with Assyria? What good to you are the streams of the Nile or the waters of the Euphrates River?"

Jeremiah 2:18, CSB: "Now what will you gain by traveling along the way to Egypt to drink the water of the Nile? What will you gain by traveling along the way to Assyria to drink the water of the Euphrates?"

What does Jeremiah 2:18 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

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